GAINESVILLE -- Roundup!
Here’s an instant recap of Florida’s weekend in sports:
* The No. 2 women’s lacrosse team claimed the Big East Championship with a 13-8 win over Connecticut.
* The No. 11 men’s tennis team upset Georgia 4-2 to win the conference tournament title.
* The No. 3 women’s tennis team downed UGA to clinch the program’s 20th SEC Tournament title.
* The No. 2 baseball team took 2 of 3 from Georgia, as Florida’s starting pitching dominated the Bulldogs (21.3 innings with just one run) during the three-game series.
* The No. 1 softball team swept Mississippi State, including Delanie Gourley’s no-hitter Friday and a walk-off homer by freshman outfielder Amanda Lorenz on Sunday.
Not too shabby, huh? Three championships, multiple wins over a border-rival and several outstanding individual performances.
Here are some notable sights and sounds from the weekend:
* Amanda O’Leary’s lacrosse team won its sixth-straight conference title (four American Conference championships, two Big East titles).
"It's fantastic. It's a great tribute to these seniors. It's something for them to remember forever,” O’Leary told the school’s website. “We demanded a lot of them and they delivered."
* UF righty Logan Shore continued to flex his pitching prowess, tossing a two-hit shutout Friday and breaking a 32-year-old school-record with 13 consecutive wins. Shore faced the minimum against the Bulldogs, as the junior needed just 101 pitches to compete his gem. During Florida’s 6-0 win, speedster Buddy Reed (a surefire first-round pick in this summer’s MLB Draft) stole home.
Sliding into the weekend like... pic.twitter.com/qTjgSvqQPJ— Kelly Price (@thekellyprice) April 23, 2016
* Not to be outdone, Florida’s softball ace Delanie Gourley threw a no-hitter in a 16-0 rout over Mississippi State. In a bit of a bizarre coincidence, Gourley -- and the Gators -- managed to match the feat of the Chicago Cubs, who won 16-0 over Cincinnati behind flamethrower Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter Thursday.
“It's hard to get a no hitter in general,” Gourley told the school’s website. “Let alone in the SEC. I wasn't even thinking about it. I just came out, did my stuff, my team played great, and that was it."
On Sunday, Lorenz drilled a walk-off two-run homer on her birthday to complete the sweep over the Bulldogs.
* With its 4-2 victory over Georgia, Florida’s women’s tennis team won its 16th straight match and is rolling heading into the NCAA Championships.
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