GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Sophomore attack Carly Ross scored a career-high five goals to help lead No. 7 Florida past the James Madison Dukes 21-8 on Thursday night at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. A total of seven Gators scored, each with multiple goals.
Reigning ALC Offensive Player of the Week Shannon Gilroy also scored a team-leading five goals and added a career-high three assists for a game-high eight points. Ross also dished out an assist, finishing second for the Gators with six points. Sammi Burgess notched two goals and two assists for a total of four points, while Devon Schneider scored three goals. Nora Barry picked up a career-high eight draw controls, scored two goals and had an assist for three points, and Sam Darcangelo and Lauren Lea added two goals each.
James Madison found the back of the net first, but Florida answered with six goals in less than seven minutes to take a 6-1 lead and never look back. The Gators closed the first half with a 16-3 advantage, but the Dukes came out strong in the second half and scored three goals in the first five minutes. It was too little too late, however, as JMU couldn’t come within 10 goals of Florida. The Gators closed out the game by outscoring the Dukes 5-3.