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Florida Athletics | April 13, 2014

No. 4 Florida finishes perfect at home after victory against Vanderbilt

  Florida finished the regular season undefeated at home, extending its home winning streak to 28.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida seniors Cara Canington and Krista Grabher wrapped up their home careers at Donald R. Dizney Stadium on Sunday as the No. 4 Gators held off ALC foe Vanderbilt, 14-9. Sammi Burgess led all scorers with a career-high four goals and added an assist for a team-high five points.

The Commodores (4-10, 1-4 ALC) scored first, but the Gators (14-2, 5-0 ALC) answered with three consecutive goals to go up 3-1 with 22:50 left in the first half. Florida continued to surge ahead, eventually leading 8-2 midway through the half before Vanderbilt gained momentum and cut the lead to three, 9-6, before entering the locker room.

Vanderbilt’s momentum carried over into the second stanza, as Florida’s lead was cut to 9-8 with 23:28 left in the contest. The teams traded a few more goals before the Gator offense took over once again and Florida scored the final four goals of the game, stretching its advantage to 14-9.

Mollie Stevens grabbed a career-high three ground balls and also scored three goals.

Shannon Gilroy scored two goals and added two assists to score four points, making her the Florida single-season points leader with 84 points. Gilroy also tallied five draw controls, a ground ball and a team-high three caused turnovers.

Devon Schneider scored two goals and dished out a career-high two assists to score a career-high-tying four points.

“I thought that Vanderbilt did a tremendous job of competing hard; I think the score isn’t really indicative of how tight the game was," said head coach Amanda O'Leary.  "I’m excited for Cara (Canington) and Krista (Grabher) to send them off with a victory on Senior Day. Sammi (Burgess) put it all together today. She played a solid game from top to bottom. She was driving hard to the goal cage and distributing the ball on the back side. I thought Sammi had a fantastic game and I hope this is indicative of things to come with her.”

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