Women's Lacrosse Earns First Win of 2019 Season

Women's Lacrosse Earns First Win of 2019 Season

TAMPA, Fla. –The University of Tampa women's lacrosse team earned their first win of the 2019 season, defeating the Queens University Royals by a final score of 18-15.


Final: No. 19 Tampa Spartans 18, Queen University Royals 15

Records: Tampa (1-1), Queens (0-1)

Location:  Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex | Tampa, Fla.

All-time Series: The Spartans are now 1-5 against the Royals.

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1st Half

  • The University of Tampa Spartans were the first team on the board with an unassisted goal from Caroline Forester. However, the Royals answered less than 20 seconds later.
  • Carly Vaccaro then netted a free position shot with 27:06 left in the half. 
  • The Royals then scored the next five goals of the contest taking the lead 6-2. 
  • Junior Claire Swanson then got her first goal of the game off a free position attempt. 
  •  The Royals then scored, however, the Spartans were able to answer with back-to-back goals from senior Megan Sengelmann and by freshman, Lizzie Pierpont. These were both of their first goals of the 2019 season, Pierpont's first collegiate goal. 
  • Vaccaro then scored her second goal of the day, narrowing the Royals lead to one at 7-6. 
  • Both teams scored once more in the first half. Tampa's final goal came from Maggie Gladden off the assist from Rachel Crawford
  • At the end of the half, the Royals were defeating the Spartans 8-7.

 2nd Half

  • Two minutes into the second half the Royals scored again increasing their lead to two. 
  • However, Foresteranswered off the assist by Kristyn Staley
  • The Royals scored once more before the Spartans scored five unanswered goals. 
  • The first was from Gladden on a free position, then with 22:13 remaining Kayla Kosubinskynetted her first goal of the day off the assist by Kristyn Staley
  • Shortly after Forester scored a man-up goal, also assisted by StaleyCrawford then fed Gladden for a goal, and Gladden then fed Forester to take the 13-10 lead. 
  • Queens scored three more times before Swanson got her second and then third goal of the day with 11:22 remaining. 
  •  Kosubinskythen gave UT the 16-13 lead before Queens retaliated with two more goals. 
  • Rachel Crawford then netted another goal for the Spartans off the assist by Caroline Forester
  • Vaccaro then earned her third and final goal of the game. 
  • The No. 19 University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Queens University Royals by a final score of 18-15.




UP NEXT:The Spartans face the Limestone College Saints on Thursday, February 21 in Gaffney, S.C. This game is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. 


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