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Gators lacrosse secures 12th consecutive win after taking down ECU

Madison Waters scored her 50th-career goal and Sarah Falk posted her 200th career point in the matchup

Gators lacrosse senior attacker Maggi Hall calls for a play in the team's win over Old Dominion University on Saturday, March 23, 2024.
Gators lacrosse senior attacker Maggi Hall calls for a play in the team's win over Old Dominion University on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

The No. 10 Florida Gators lacrosse (12-2) defeated East Carolina (3-10) in Greenville, North Carolina, 19-7 Saturday afternoon. The win secured the team its 12th consecutive victory.

The Gators are 8-0 all-time against the Pirates.

Florida had a quick start to the game, scoring 12 of its 19 goals in the first half. 

Senior midfielder Madison Waters scored her 50th goal as a Gator in the first quarter.

East Carolina junior attacker Erin Gulden had the team’s only hat trick after scoring twice in the first quarter and once in the second quarter.

Three Gators recorded hat tricks. 

Florida graduate student midfielder Sarah Falk reached 200 career points in the third quarter. Falk ended the game with one goal in every quarter, a season high. 

Gators senior attacker Maggi Hall tied her season-high mark of five goals after scoring twice in the first quarter, twice in the second quarter and once in the third quarter. 

Graduate student midfielder Emily Heller scored four goals and had two assists. She had a second quarter hat trick and scored once more in the third quarter.

Nine Gators scored in the matchup.

Florida outshot ECU 31-23. The Pirates only had three fouls, compared to UF’s six. The Gators turned the ball over 13 times while the Pirates only turned the ball over 12 times. 

Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Elyse Finnelle was in the net for the full 60 minutes. She posted a save percentage of .500.

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Next, the Gators return home to host No. 12 James Madison (10-3) April 13 at 11:30 a.m. for Orange and Blue Weekend.

Contact Lacey Rogers at lrogers@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @laceyyrog.

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Lacey Rogers

Lacey Rogers is a third-year journalism major and sports reporter for The Alligator. She is a huge Washington Capitals fan and hopes to work for them after she finishes school.


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