Both the Gators baseball and softball teams brought out the brooms Sunday afternoon to complete SEC weekend sweeps, while the lacrosse team dropped a 9-6 match to Cornell for their first loss since February 12th. The baseball team defeated Ole Miss 7-2 Sunday afternoon, to go along with their 8-1 win on Saturday, and 9-3 win Friday night. On the women's side, the softball team defeated South Carolina 6-1 on Sunday, 6-1 on Saturday, and 5-0 Friday night. The softball team has now won five straight and 13 out of 14 since being swept by UGA and Kentucky in consecutive series a month ago. The baseball team has won six straight and 10 of its last 13.
The weekend was looking like another perfect one for the Gators, until our beloved No. 2 lacrosse team dropped only its second match of the season, to Cornell on the Big Red's senior day in Ithaca, NY. Perhaps UF's lack of seniors caused it to have a poor offensive outing Sunday, but a late season loss to a mediocre opponent (Cornell is 6-8) may help ground and motivate a young team that has enjoyed little but unparalleled success in climbing to a lofty ranking in its second year of existence. Hopefully, the loss will reignite the Gators as they head into postseason play, beginning this coming weekend in the ALC Tournament in Nashville.
Meanwhile, the baseball teams sits at 34-10, with a 17-4 conference mark, leaving the Gators in a 3 team deadlock for the eastern conference lead with South Carolina and Vanderbilt. The Gators face Bethune-Cookman in an out of conference game Tuesday before heading to Fayetteville for a three-game weekend series against Arkansas.
The softball team moves to 43-8 on the season, 18-7 in the SEC, and trails eastern division leader Tennessee by two games. As fate would have it, after an out of conference game against FSU on Wednesday, the Gators square off in an Eastern Division-deciding three game showdown against the Lady Vols in Gainesville to finish the regular season.