Gators Down Owls AAC Opener
4/6/2019 | 12 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Gators kicked off conference play on a high note, topping Temple 15-8 in the first AAC game for both teams. Florida has won nine-straight conference openers in three different
Grace Haus led the Gators on the offensive attack, posting four goals on the day, tying her career-best. Lindsey Ronbeck and Shannon Kavanagh both recorded hat tricks for Florida as well to help secure the victory.
Ronbeck became just the third Gator to hit 200 career goals with her second goal of the day. She is the second-fastest Gator to hit that mark, doing so in 70 games.
The Gators controlled the draw circle, winning 15-of-25 draws on the day. Kavanagh led the team with eight draw control wins.
Florida’s defense held Temple to 8-of-31 shooting (.258) and caused four turnovers.
Haley Hicklen recorded 12 saves on the day, registering a .632 saves percentage against the Owls.
How it Happened
Temple got out to the early 1-0 less than two minutes into the game, but Shannon Kavanagh evened it all up at 1-1 on a free-position attempt. The Owls followed with on a 3-0 run