The Maryland softball team earned its first victory of the season by shocking No. 1-ranked Florida, 4-2, on Saturday at the Aquafina Invitational in Gainesville.
The Terps improved to 1-8, and the Gators, who are top-ranked in the ESPN/USA Softball and USA Today Coaches Poll, fell to 8-1.
"This was an incredible team win," coach Julie Wright said after Maryland's first victory over a ranked opponent since May 2012 against Florida State. "Florida is a very good program with a great history and talented coaching staff. To put together the game we did against them means a lot. We did the little things well and just played Maryland softball."
Cleanup hitter Madison Martin went 3-for-4 for the Terps and earned the save in relief of winning pitcher Hannah Dewey, who gave up one earned run in 5 1/3 innings.
Maryland's first three batters in the lineup — Skylynne Ellazar, Anna Kufta and Kristina Dillard — each had two hits.
The four earned runs allowed by Florida senior All-American Delanie Gourley (4-1) were the first she had surrendered this season. She entered the game having pitched 18 scoreless innings.