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Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week (Feb. 26): Sydney Pirreca, Florida

Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week (Feb. 26): Sydney Pirreca, Florida
(Tim Casey / HANDOUT)

Mount Sinai, N.Y., freshman, midfielder

In her third collegiate game, Pierreca scored five goals on six shots to lead the then-No. 10 Gators past then-No. 2 North Carolina, 16-15, Saturday. Rated the No. 1 recruit in this year's freshman class by Inside Lacrosse, she scored twice in a five-goal run that gave the Gators their first lead of the game early in the second half. Her final goal, with 12:43 to go, put the Gators up 14-11 and helped them maintain the lead the rest of the way and improve to 3-0.

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