Burgess Helps No. 4 Gators Hold off ALC Foe Vanderbilt

Gainesville, Fla. Florida seniors Cara Canington and Krista Grabher wrapped up their home careers at Donald R. Dizney Stadium on Sunday afternoon as the No. 4 Gators held off ALC foe Vanderbilt, 14-9. Sammi Burgess led all scorers with a career-high four goals.

The Commodores scored first, but the Gators answered with three straight goals to go up 3-1 with 22:50 left in the first half. Florida continued to surge ahead, eventually leading 8-2 midway through the half before Vanderbilt gained momentum and cut the lead to three, 9-6, before entering the locker room.

Vanderbilt's momentum carried over into the second stanza, as Florida's lead was cut to 9-8 with 23:28 left in the contest. The teams traded a few more goals before the Gator offense took over once again and Florida scored the final four goals of the game, stretching its advantage to 14-9.

Numbers of Note
Sammi Burgess scored a career-high four goals and added an assist for a team-high five points. She also picked up three ground balls and a draw control.

Mollie Stevens grabbed a career-high three ground balls and also scored three goals.

Shannon Gilroy scored two goals and added two assists to score four points, making her the UF single-season points leader with 84 points. Gilroy also tallied five draw controls, a ground ball and a team-high three caused turnovers.

Devon Schneider scored two goals and dished out a career-high two assists to score a career-high-tying four points. She also picked up two ground balls.

Sam Darcangelo grabbed a career-high-tying seven draw controls. She also recorded a goal, a ground ball and a caused turnover.

Nora Barry picked up five ground balls to move up to No. 4 on the career ground balls leaderboard with 112. She also notched a goal, two caused turnovers and a draw control against Vanderbilt.

Lauren Lea scored a goal for Florida and added four ground balls and a draw control.

The Gators conclude the regular season undefeated at home and stretch the win streak to 28 consecutive games.

Florida improves to 14-2 on the season and 5-0 in the ALC, while Vanderbilt falls to 4-10 for the year and 1-4 in the conference.


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