Gator lacrosse stays perfect, baseball team loses in extra innings
The Florida lacrosse team remained perfect with a victory over Stony Brook on Wednesday, but the baseball team suffered its second loss of the season to Georgia Southern in extra innings.
Senior attack Kitty Cullen had five points, and midfielders Brittany Dashiell and Shannon Gilroy had four goals each to help No. 3 Florida to a 16-9 win over No. 18/19 Stony Brook in the Gators' home opener.
The Gators improved to 4-0 this season.
“I thought we started out really strong,” UF coach Amanda O’Leary said. “I thought we came out offensively everything was clicking, defensively I thought we gave up some quick goals which is uncharacteristic of us and hitting that lull. We have to fix that because we could find ourselves into a deep deficit we let that happen again.”
The Gator baseball game went 13 innings before Florida fell8-7 to Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern was down to its final strike when it tied the game on a two-out RBI single by senior T.D. Davis in the ninth inning.
Georgia Southern later had a bases-loaded walk in the 12th by freshman Cole Watson, which proved to e the winning run.
“When you get within one strike to finish the ballgame, you feel like you have it right there, but Mags (Johnny Magliozzi) threw the ball really well,” UF coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “Obviously, he’s disappointed with the outcome, but I was very pleased with the way he threw the ball – that’s the life of a closer. We obviously did not play very well, and I think that’s indicative of where we’re at as a team right now. We played so well (Tuesday) night; (Wednesday) we did not play well at all. We made six errors, balls were getting underneath the gloves of the infielders, we had a lead-off walk to start the fourth inning, then we gave up an 0-2 hit. . . so, there were a lot of things that factored into it tonight. It’s remarkable that we were able to stay in it."