Spartans Triumph Over Crusaders

Spartans Triumph Over Crusaders

TAMPA, Fla. –The No. 19 University of Tampa women's lacrosse ends their road weekend 2-0 with a 14-6 win over the North Greenville University Crusaders. The Spartans are now 3-1 on the 2019 season. 

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: No. 19 Tampa Spartans 14, North Greenville Crusaders 6

Records: Tampa (3-1), North Greenville (2-3)

Location:  Pepsi Stadium | Tigerville, S.C.

All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the all-time series against the Crusaders 2-0. 

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HOW IT HAPPENED:



1st Half

  • Junior Carly Vaccaro was unstoppable and score the first FOUR goals of the game, giving Tampa a 4-0 lead with 18:52 still remaining in the first half. 
  • Finally, NGU answered scoring their first goal of the contest. 
  • However, thirty seconds later Kayla Kosubinsky netted a goal for the Spartans off the assist by Rachel Crawford
  • North Greenville then scored the last two goals of the first half. 
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Crusaders 5-3. 

  

2nd Half

  • Coming out of the half, the Spartans picked up where they left off with a goal by Caroline Forester.
  • With 21:25 remaining, UT's Kristyn Staley earned a goal. 
  • Shortly after, NGU earned their fourth goal of the game. 
  • However, once again the Crusaders could not stop Vaccaro, and the Mooresville, North Carolina native recorded her fifth goal of the day. 
  • North Greenville then scored the next two goals. 
  • Erin Sistek then netted one off the pass by Staley
  • Less than a minute later, Forester scored again off a free position attempt. 
  • With 8:43 remaining in the game, Vaccaro scored her sixth goal of the game, this time off the assist by Claire Swanson
  • Staley game Tampa their 12thgoal of the game with 7:54 left to play. 
  • Caroline Forester then netted her third and final goal of the day. 
  • Finally, with 1:08 left in the contest, Maggie Gladden scored the last goal of the game. 
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the North Greenville University Crusaders by a final score of 14-6.

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Carly Vaccaro was UNSTOPPABLE, leading the Spartans offense with a whopping six goals. 
  • Following Vaccaro's performance, Caroline Forester earned three goals, and Kristyn Staley netted two. 
  • Forester also stated two caused turnovers, two groundballs, and a draw control win. 
  • Claire Swanson led the Spartans in draw controls with seven. Alexa Scudillo also picked up three draw control wins and Allie Popelar won twice.  
  • Bridget Sutter played the entire 60 minutes for the Spartans. The sophomore Colorado native tallied 13 saves on the night. 

   

UP NEXT:The Spartans travel to Denver, Colorado to take on the Regis Rangers on March 2nd. This game is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. The Spartans will then play the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Mountain Lions on Monday, March 4th. This game will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

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