Florida Gators lacrosse host High Point on Saturday

Special report on the Florida Gators lacrosse team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 5 Florida lacrosse team looks to bounce back as the squad returns home to face the High Point Panthers on Saturday afternoon.

Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

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This is the fourth meeting between Florida and High Point, with the Gators holding the 3-0 series advantage, including a 1-0 record in Gainesville, Fla. UF won the last matchup between the two squads back on March 9, 2019, defeating High Point, 16-15, in High Point, N.C.

Florida holds the edge in the following statistical categories: goals, assists, draw controls, groundballs, shot percentage, shots, shots on goal, saves and save percentage. High Point has the advantage over the Gators in caused turnovers.

This is just the second matchup for Florida against an unranked opponent, having defeated Kennesaw State earlier this season.

UF is coming off a midweek loss to No. 15 Dartmouth (13-9), while High Point dropped its last contest to Towson (12-11).


*   #FLax Beach Day!
*   Be one of the first 400 fans at the Diz and get a Florida lacrosse Hawaiian shirt
*   Don’t miss out on the #FLax Beach Cabana on the concourse!
*   During half time, there with be a hula contest, limbo contest and a water balloon toss with fiddle sticks
*   Be sure to stop by Kid’s Corner for the face painting, giant jenga, spikeball, giant connect four & more!
*   During postgame, the team will be available for autographs on the concourse
Scouting the Panthers

*   High Point has started the 2020 season off 1-3, defeating Mercer (18-11), before dropping three-straight contests to #1 North Carolina (3-24), James Madison (8-13) and Towson (11-12)
*   The Panthers are led on the offensive end by Ashley Britton, who has recorded 12 goals and one assist on the year. Nicole Pugh has posted nine points, while Rachel Foster and Abby Hormes have both added eight points apiece
*   Hormes leads the Panthers in the draw circle, coming up with 21 draws in the first four contests. Britton has also added 13 draws on the year
*   Defensively, High Point has caused 44 turnovers as a squad, led by nine apiece from both Hormes and Meredith Chapman
*   Sarah Zeto and Jill Rall have been splitting time in the cage this season, with Zeto having all four decisions. Zeto has recorded 18 saves for a .321 clip, while Rall has added eight saves with a .267 save percentage

No. 5 Florida vs. High Point Broadcast Information
Time & Date: Saturday, March 7 | 12 p.m.
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Series Information – No. 5 Florida vs. High Point
Panthers | 2020 season: 1-3

*   This is the four meeting between the Gators and the Panthers
*   Florida leads: 3-0
*   Home: 1-0 | Away: 2-0 | Neutral: 0-0
*   Last time out: March 9, 2019 | High Point, N.C. | W, 16-15

Quick Facts

*   In last season’s matchup, Shannon Kavanagh notched a team-high five goals, while Kassidy Bresnahan posted two
*   Florida holds a 1-0 record against unranked opponents this season and is 105-4 (.963) overall against opponents not ranked in the IWLCA poll
*   One Gator is on a quest to hit the 200-point mark this season, with Shannon Kavanagh sitting at 187 points
*   Amanda O’Leary is the sixth-winningest active Division I coach with her .749 winning percentage in 25 seasons (328-110)
*   When scoring at least 14 goals, the Gators are 131-2 (.985) in the 11-year history of the program
*   Florida owns an impressive 94-19 (.832) record in the confines of Donald R. Dizney Stadium
*   Streaking: Kavanagh currently holds the record for most consecutive games with a draw control (40)
*   Streaking: Kavanagh’s 25 consecutive games with a goal is the fourth-longest streak in program history (Record – 40 games, Shayna Pirreca)

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.