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Florida lacrosse wins third straight Big East title

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Another Everything School Championship.

The Florida Gators lacrosse team claimed their third consecutive Big East title today, on Senior Day in their home finale.

The Gators clinched at least a portion of the regular season conference championship with last week’s defeat of Temple, but Florida’s 15-3 win over Georgetown today gave the Gators the designation outright.

The Hoyas were hassled by Florida’s defense all game, limiting Georgetown to just three goals on 17 shot attempts and a season-low scoring output. The game was tied at 2-2 early before the Gators went on a 11-point unanswered run for the next 35-minutes to close out the win. Florida’s defense has only allowed 4.2 goals per game over its past five outings.

The conference crown is Florida’s third consecutive in the Big East, but it is actually the Gators’ seventh consecutive conference championship. (Florida’s lacrosse team played in the now defunct American Lacrosse Conference until 2014.) Today’s win was also the Gators’ 20th consecutive Big East victory, dating back to 2015.

Saturday’s victory gave the Gators the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big East Tournament. Florida will play No. 4 seed Temple, who the Gators thumped in Pennsylvania just last week. That game will take place on May 4, with Florida getting the winner of the other semifinal, containing Georgetown and Denver, should they advance.