Gators Fall to Dukes in Top-10 Battle

Gators Fall to Dukes in Top-10 Battle

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HARRISONBURG, Va. – In a conference battle between two Top-10 teams, the eighth-ranked Florida lacrosse team fell to the seventh-ranked James Madison Dukes in a back-and-forth 14-9 game on Saturday afternoon.

Florida moves to 5-3 on the year and 0-1 in the American Athletic Conference, while James Madison improves to 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.

The Gators were led on the offensive front by Emma LoPinto, who finished the game with a four-goal performance. Danielle Pavinelli added two goals of her own, while three players found the back of the cage once: Emily Heller, Madison Waters, Maggi Hall.

Hall dished out a team-high two helpers on the afternoon, followed by one from Ashley Gonzalez.

Florida won 14 draw controls in the game, with the trio of Emily Diaz (5), Emily Heller (4) and Liz Harrison (3) combining for 12.

The Gator defense racked up a total of eight caused turnovers, led by three from Emily Heller – tying her

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