Spartans Caged By Bears

Spartans Caged By Bears

HICKORY, N.C.-The University of Tampa women's lacrosse team lost by a score of 14-13 to the Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears.

Lenoir-Rhyne 14, Tampa 13
Records: Tampa (5-7), Lenoir-Rhyne (8-3)
Location: Moretz Field | Hickory, N.C.
All-time Series:  Lenoir-Rhyne leads the series 2-0.
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1st Half

  • The Bears took the first goal of the game.
  • At 26:06, Claire Swanson had her first goal the game and tied to score to 1-1.
  • Natalie Carraway took the lead for Tampa with an unassisted goal.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne tied the game at 16:54.
  • One minute later the Bears took a 3-2 lead.
  • At 12:40 another Bears goals makes it 4-2.
  • Caroline Forester with an assist from Rachel Crawford brings the game within one goal.
  • Shannon Sweeney converts a free position attempt to a goal and tied the game to 4-4.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne has the final goal of the half to take a one goal lead.

2nd Half

  • Tampa's Amanda Voges ties the score to 5-5 with 26:40 left on the clock.
  • Two goals from the Bears makes it 7-5.
  • Carraway, with her second goal of the night with an assist from Voges brings the game within one goal.
  • Bears strike again to take a two-goal lead.
  • Voges with her second goal of the night at 22:03 brings the game within one goal.
  • Two Bears goals gives them a lead of 10-7.
  • At 17:01, Forester has an unassisted goal.
  • Two minutes later the Bears take an 11-8 lead over Tampa.
  • Another two goals from the Bears makes their lead 13-8.
  • Amanda Rom, with two minutes left in the game, takes advantage of a free position to bring the score to 13-9.
  • 10 seconds later, Maggie Gladden makes it 13-10.
  • Carraway strikes for the third time, converting a free position attempt to a goal, now trailing 13-11.
  • A goal from Swanson brings the game within one goal and just over a minute on the clock.
  • The Bears take a two-goal lead with less than a minute on the clock.
  • Another goal from Swanson makes it 14-13, less than 10 seconds left on the clock.


  • Voges had three points, two goals and one assist. With one draw control, one caused turnover and two groundballs. 
  • Forester had two goals and two draw controls.
  • Swanson tallied a goal, two draw controls and one groundball. 
  • Carraway had two goals.
  • Gladden had two groundballs and one goal.
  • Crawford had one assist, one ground ball and one caused turnover.
  • Freshman Mackenzie Hackett played the entire match in goal, tallying five saves.


  • Junior Rom is approaching 100 career points with 98 so far. She will be the second Spartan to reach this milestone.

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