Facing a three-goal halftime deficit, Penn State outscored No. 2 Florida 10-2 in the second half to snap the Gators’ 24-game regular-season win streak with a 16-11 romp at the Penn State Lacrosse Field on Saturday.
Tatum Coffey scored four goals for the No. 9 Nittany Lions (7-3 overall, 2-0 American Lacrosse League). Penn State toppled its highest-ranked team since an 8-7 overtime win over North Carolina on April 6, 2007.
The Gators (13-1, 1-1) led 9-6 at halftime before falling behind 10-7 when the Nittany Lions exploded for six straight goals. After Florida closed to 13-11 with more than five minutes remaining, Coffey iced it with two goals.
Ally Heavens netted a hat trick for Penn State. Maggie McCormick, Kelly Lechner, Mackenzie Cyr and Jenna Mosketti added two goals each. Molly Fernandez also scored. Emi Smith had four saves.
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Gabi Weigand had three goals for the Gators.