No. 7 Florida Wins in a Rout at No. 15 Stony Brook

Stony Brook, N.Y. Despite a game-high four draw controls from freshman midfielder Kristin Yevoli and solid first-half defense, the No. 15 Stony Brook lacrosse team fell to No. 7 Florida, 14-1, Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.

Senior goalie Frankie Caridi made six stops for Stony Brook (3-2). Shannon Gilroy tallied a hat trick and six helpers for Florida (5-1).

"I thought at times we showed our immaturity offensively with four freshmen starting. I think we're a work in progress offensively. We'll get better from this. It's disappointing. Defensively, I thought we got tired at times. I think a lot of that stems from us not getting to the cage offensively. We feel like we'll mature offensively as the year goes on. We'll get better from this and we'll be ready to play Rutgers next weekend." - head coach Joe Spallina.

Turning Point
The first half began as a defensive battle. Devon Schneider scored for Florida at 23:02, but Michelle Rubino put away a free position shot to even the score at 1-1 with 19:49 on the clock. The two sides remained scoreless for nearly 14 minutes thereafter until Sammi Burgess scored a goal at the 5:57 mark to begin a 4-0 Gators run to end the first half.

The Numbers Game
Senior midfielder Emily Mercier and sophomore defender Alyssa Fleming tied for a game-high four ground balls.

Junior defender Jenna Agostino chipped in two ground balls.

Florida held a 10-7 edge in draw controls and 29-21 advantage in shots.

Stony Brook was 11 for 11 on clear attempts. The Gators were 18 for 19.

News and Notes
Yevoli has led the Seawolves in draw controls four times.

Stony Brook fell to 2-1 at home.

The Seawolves are 0-3 all-time against Florida.

Up Next
Stony Brook will look to get back on track when it squares off with Rutgers Saturday, March 8 in Piscataway, N.J.

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Stony Brook, N.Y. Shannon Gilroy dished out a program-record six assists and recorded a career-high nine points to lead the No. 5/7 Florida lacrosse team to a 14-1 victory over the No. 13/15 Stony Brook Seawolves on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. Freshman Caroline Fitzgerald also tied a program record, causing four turnovers to lead Florida defensively.

The Gators started the game slowly, scoring just one goal in the first 14 minutes, but Sammi Burgess found the back of the net with 5:57 left in the first half to provide the spark that the offense needed. Florida closed the first half with four goals and picked up where they left off in the second half, shutting out Stony Brook 9-0 in the second stanza.

Gilroy led the Gators with nine points, followed by Devon Schneider and Mollie Stevens with three points each, while Burgess scored twice. In addition to her four caused turnovers, Fitzgerald also picked up a career-high four ground balls. Cara Canington spent a season-high 60 minutes in the cage, tallying 11 saves.

Numbers of Note
Shannon Gilroy set a program single-game record with six assists en route to a career high nine points. Gilroy had three goals, two of which were free-position goals. Gilroy has set or tied four single-game records this season.

Sydney DuPre set a new career high with three draw controls, while picking up one ground ball.

Cara Canington recorded 11 saves and a season-high four ground balls in 60 minutes in the net.

Mollie Stevens scored a career-high-tying three goals and added a ground ball. Devon Schneider also tallied three goals.

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