GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Oregon women's lacrosse team dropped a 16-6 decision to Florida on Tuesday afternoon, wrapping up the Ducks annual Spring Break road trip. The Ducks slide to 4-7 on the season while the Gators, who were receiving votes in the most recent top-25 poll, improve to 7-4.
The Ducks fell into an early hole against the Gators, as Florida posted a 7-1 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half before the Ducks added three of their own goals. But the Gators wouldn't surrender the momentum going into the locker room as they tacked on three more goals of their own to make the halftime score 10-4.
In the second half the Ducks got on the board first but Florida answered with six straight scores which sealed their victory.
Florida, which is in the first season of its program, was led offensively by Kitty Cullen's five goals on eight shots. In goal, Cara Cannington made six saves.
In team statistics, Florida had the edge in shots (31-18), ground balls (16-4), turnovers (6-18) and clears (16-11). Oregon led in saves.
The Ducks will be back in Eugene for a couple of days after the long road trip before heading back out to open up Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play on Sunday, April 4 at Fresno State.