Previously winless Maryland stuns No. 1 Florida, 4-2
In what will go down as one of the biggest upsets in college softball this season, Maryland defeated No. 1 Florida, 4-2, at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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The Terps (1-8) entered the game winless on the season, knocking off the previously unbeaten Gators (8-1), who were tabbed as the No. 1 team in the country in both the ESPN/USA Softball and USA Today Coaches Poll.
“This was an incredible team win,” Maryland coach Julie Wright. “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.”
Maryland had to come from behind to get the upset win, as the defending SEC Champions got a pair across in the first inning.
- The win was the first for Maryland over a ranked opponent since 2012 (May 12, Florida State)
- The four earned runs forced off of senior Florida pitcher and All-American Delanie Gourley were the first she had surrendered all season, entering the game 4-0 on the year with a 0.00 ERA in 18 innings.
- The loss was the first for Florida at the Aquafina Invitational (or its home tournament) since 2007.
- Maryland’s four runs were the most allowed by Florida this season.
- Madison Martin notched her first save of the season and third of her career in the victory.