Florida Gators lacrosse travels to take on Maryland

Special report on the Florida Gators lacrosse team:

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The 14th-ranked Florida Gators head to No. 1 Maryland for another Top-20 matchup on Saturday.

Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.

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The Gators are coming off a hard-fought win against No. 18 Colorado on Feb. 8, while Maryland defeated George Mason its 2020 season opener.

This is the sixth meeting between the two squads, with Maryland leading the all-times series 5-0. The Terrapins won the last meeting on Feb. 14, 2019, taking the 17-12 victory in Gainesville, Fla.

The top-ranked Terrapins are the second of nine IWLCA Top-25 opponents the Gators will face in their non-conference schedule this season. Florida is to host No. 11 Loyola, No. 13 Stony Brook, No. 25 High Point and No. 15 Navy, and will travel to No. 22 Dartmouth, No. 2 North Carolina and No. 6 Princeton.

Scouting the Terrapins
Maryland is currently the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, sitting at 1-0 on the year after defeating George Mason, 19-6, last Saturday.

In the game, Maryland was led offensively by Catie May and Kali Hartshorn, who each recorded four goals on the day. Brindi Griffin added a hat trick of her own, while Libby May pitched in two goals in the win.

Defensively, Maryland caused 12 turnovers, with five Terps registering a team-high two.

Maryland’s two goalies split time down the middle, with Maddie McSally playing the first half, recording five saves and allowing only two goals. Emily Sterling played the second half of the game, coming up with two saves and allowing four goals.

In the Cage
In the first appearance in the cage for the freshman stud, Sarah Reznick recorded 11 saves against No. 18 Colorado, along with a .524 save percentage.

The 11 saves were the most for any Gator goalie in their debut. For that performance, she earned AAC Freshman of the Week honors.

No. 14 Florida at No. 1 Maryland Broadcast Information
Time & Date: Saturday, Feb. 15 | 12 p.m.
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Series Information – No. 14 Florida at No. 1 Maryland
Terrapins | 2020 season: 1-0

*   This is the sixth meeting between the Gators and the Terrapins
*   Florida leads: 5-0
*   Home: 0-3 | Away: 0-2 | Neutral: 0-0
*   Last time out: Feb. 14, 2019 | Gainesville, Fla. | L, 12-17
Quick Facts

*   In last season’s matchup, Grace Haus recorded three goals and Hannah Mardiney notched four assists
*   Grace Haus is on pace to become just the 17th Gator to hit 100 career points, sitting at 98 through 42 games played
*   Trombetta is ranked fourth overall among active DI players with 111 caused turnovers
*   Kavanagh is ranked seventh among all active DI players with 3.79 points per game
*   Shannon Kavanagh and Cara Trombetta were both named to the Tewaaraton Watch List
*   One Gator is on a quest to hit the 200-point mark this season, with Shannon Kavanagh sitting at 163 points
*   Amanda O’Leary is the sixth winningest active Division I coach with her .751 winning percentage in 24+ seasons (325-108)
*   O’Leary has the fourth most wins of active Division I coaches with 325 and is 163-43 (.791) at Florida
*   When scoring at least 14 goals, the Gators are 192-2 (.985) in the 10-year history of the program

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