Spartans Hand the Chargers their First Loss of the Season

Spartans Hand the Chargers their First Loss of the Season

TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 10 University of Tampa Spartans defeat the University of Alabama – Huntsville Chargers by a final score of 15-5.  

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 10 Tampa Spartans 15, UAH Chargers 5
Records: Tampa (6-2), Alabama - Huntsville (8-1)
Location:  Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex | Tampa, Fla. 
All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the all-time series with the Chargers 3-0.  
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HOW IT HAPPENED:



1st Half

  • Junior Carly Vaccaro scored the first goal of the game off the assist by senior Megan Sengelmann
  • With 18:43 on the clock, UT netted another one, this time by Caroline Forester off the assist by Kristyn Staley.
  • Alabama-Huntsville answered with two goals to tie the game. 
  • Tampa then scored five goals giving them the 7-2 lead. 
  • The first three of the five were scored by StaleyClaire Swanson, and Vaccaro respectively. 
  • The fourth was by sophomore Lauren McNeill off the assist by Staley, followed by a goal by Staley herself.
  • Finally, UAH netted another one with 2:00 left in the half. 
  • The final goal of the half was scored by Tampa's Caroline Forester.
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Chargers 8-3. 

 

2nd Half

  • To start the second half, the Chargers were the first team to score narrowing the Spartans lead 8-4.
  • Three minutes later, Vaccaro scored for the Spartans off the pass by Rachel Crawford.
  • Sophomore Kayla Kosubinsky then netted the Spartans 10thgoal off the free position attempt. 
  • Vaccaro then scored again for UT, her four fourth of the contest, this time the assist came from Maggie Gladden.
  • Alabama-Huntsville then narrowed Tampa's lead to 11-5 with a Chargers goal. 
  • With 15:15 left in the game, Forester earned a hat trick with her third goal off the pass by Lizzie Pierpont
  • Kosubinsky then netted her second goal of the game increasing Tampa's lead 13-5. 
  • Similar to ForesterStaley sunk her third goal of the game with 9:51 remaining.
  • At the 5:35 mark, Claire Swanson scored her second goal of the contest initiating the running clock. The assist was by Staley
  • The No. 10 University of Tampa Spartans defeated the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers by a final score of 15-5.

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Carly Vaccaro led the Spartans in goals with four. 
  • Kristyn Staley led the team in assists with three, in addition to stating three goals. 
  • Caroline Forester also had three goals in the contest. 
  • Claire Swanson had a team-high of three caused turnovers. The junior also recorded two goals, four ground balls, and seven draw control wins. 
  • Abby Coccagna had four ground balls for UT. 
  • Bridget Sutter recorded 14 saves and seven ground balls for the Spartans. 

   

UP NEXT:The Spartans will host SSC rival, Florida Southern in their first conference game of the season on Wednesday, March 27that 7:30 p.m. 

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