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With a top-10 clash against Northwestern looming just a week away, the Gators are using the motivation of a grudge match and another team’s trash talk to stay focused against Johns Hopkins this weekend.
As Amanda O’Leary coached Florida’s women’s lacrosse team to a two-goal victory over Penn State last season, she couldn’t help but think back to 1988.
In a matchup of two teams with four losses in American Lacrosse Conference play last season, Florida and Ohio State competed as if they were mad at somebody.
Don’t call it a setback.
Although Fairfield isn’t the most highly touted team on Florida’s schedule, tonight’s matchup against the unranked Stags will still be the Gators’ tallest test.
Syracuse constantly shadowed Florida’s top scoring threat, chasing Kitty Cullen all over the field Saturday.
A day after cracking the top 10 for the first time in team history, the No. 10 Gators played like they deserved it with an 18-6 win over visiting Colgate.
In the Gators’ last two games, the offense won the accolades, but it was the defense that anchored the victories.