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Saturday, September 25, 2021
<p>Florida&#x27;s Shannon Kavanagh (No.17, pictured) runs up the field with the ball against Cincinatti March 26. Kavanagh sits five goals short of 200 ahead of Florida&#x27;s regular season finale against Liberty Wednesday. </p>

Florida's Shannon Kavanagh (No.17, pictured) runs up the field with the ball against Cincinatti March 26. Kavanagh sits five goals short of 200 ahead of Florida's regular season finale against Liberty Wednesday.

The Gators lacrosse team returns to Donald R. Dizney Stadium Wednesday one last time in the regular season for a battle with the Liberty Flames. 

No. 8 Florida swept Old Dominion April 23 and 25 and looks to win its 11th straight game. The Flames fell to the Jacksonville Dolphins, 22-11, April 25. 

The game marks the first matchup in program history. While Liberty touts a winning record, it lost all five games this season against ranked opponents.

Attacker Brooke Bryan leads the Flames offensively with 45 points. The freshman recorded 41 goals and four assists in 16 games. 

Attacker Leah Ruby and midfielder Mia Toscano trail closely behind with 32 and 29 points, respectively. The duo combined for seven points in a game against Radford March 3.

Toscano won 47 draw controls. The junior will face off against Shannon Kavanagh, the AAC Preseason Midfielder of the Year, in the draw circle. 

Kavanagh amassed 77 wins of her own in the draw circle this season. Her dominant play against the Monarchs earned her a spot on the AAC’s weekly Honor Roll. The New York native is on pace to become the fourth Gator in program history to score 200 goals, currently just five goals short. 

Attacker Brianna Harris looks to reach a similar milestone and become the 14th Florida player to post 100 career goals. The Maryland native recorded a point in her previous 35 games and scored 96 career goals. 

UF attacker Grace Haus scored a career-high seven points Sunday against Old Dominion, comprised of six goals and an assist.

Florida goalkeeper Sarah Reznick earned Freshman of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. Reznick made 16 saves in the ODU series and clocked 102 minutes of cage time. 

In the other net, Liberty’s Jennifer Soriero will need to slow down Florida’s offensive attack. The goalkeeper stopped 111 shots this season and suited up for all 16 matchups. 

The Gators hold a 103-19 record on home turf since the program’s inception in 2010. They look to add to the win column Wednesday. 

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Opening draw is set for 1 p.m. at the ‘Diz. The game will stream on the Florida Gators’ YouTube channel. 

Contact Karina Wilson at kwilson@alligator.org and follow her on Twitter @kk_rinaa

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Karina Wilson

Karina Wilson is a second-year student at the University of Florida within the College of Journalism and Communications with a specialization in sports and media. She aims to produce engaging, accurate and current content for all types of sports fans. Currently, Karina is The Alligator's lacrosse beat writer.


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