Spartans Defeat Mountain Lions 24-7

Spartans Defeat Mountain Lions 24-7

MARIETTA, Ga. –The No. 10 University of Tampa women's lacrosse team defeated the Young Harris College Mountain Lions by a final score of 24-7. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: No. 10 Tampa Spartans 24, Young Harris Mountain Lions 7
Records: Tampa (8-2, SSC 1-0), Young Harris (6-5, GSC 3-1)
Location:  Kell High School | Marietta, Ga. 
All-time Series: The Spartans lead the all-time series with the Mountain Lions 3-0.  
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HOW IT HAPPENED:



1st Half

  • The Spartans were the first team on the board with a goal from Rachel Crawford
  • However, two minutes later the Mountain Lions answered, tying the game at one. 
  • UT then went on a 10 point scoring run. 
  • The first two of the ten points were scored by Lizzie Pierpont and Carly Vaccaro respectively. Both goals were assisted by Crawford
  • Vaccaro then scored again, this time off the assist by Kayla Kosubinsky
  • With 16:54 left in the half, Claire Swanson scored an unassisted goal for the Spartans. 
  • Three of the next four goals were scored by Kristyn Staley. The one that wasn't scored by Staley was netted by Caroline Forester
  • Vaccaro then netted Tampa's 10thand 11thgoal, both off the pass by Crawford
  • Finally, Yong Harris scored to decrease the Spartans lead to 11-2. 
  • The last goal of the first half was an unassisted goal by Kayla Kosubinsky
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans were leading the Mountain Lions 12-2. 

 

2nd Half

  • To start the second half, Young Harris was the first team on the board.
  • Tampa answered with a goal from Swanson
  • Young Harris and Tampa then traded goals. For the Spartans, Crawford, and Maggie Gladden scored. Gladden earned two goals one off the assist by Lauren McNeill
  • With 16:08 left the play, senior Megan Sengelmann netted a goal off the pass by Gladden
  • The Spartans then scored the next seven goals to end the contest. 24-7. 
  • Hannah Bush logged the first off the pass by Kosubinsky. 
  • Gladden earned two of the seven, the first was from a pass by Sengelmann
  • Pierpontstated another goal of the assist by Bush
  • Claire Swanson recorded two more points, one from an unassisted goal, the other by assisting Vaccaro. 
  • Finally, Caroline Forester netted a goal off the pass by Bonnie Sopher
  • The No. 10 University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Young Harris College Mountain Lions by a final score of 24-7.  

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Carly Vaccaro earned a team-high of five goals in the contest. 
  • Following Vaccaro's efforts on offense was that of Maggie Gladden with four goals and one assist. 
  • Kristyn Staley and Claire Swanson each had three goals for UT. 
  • Defensively, Claire Swanson had one caused turnover and three ground balls for the Spartans.
  • Swanson also recorded a team-high of 12 draw controls. 
  • Bridget Sutter and Taylor Sisksplit time for the Spartans in goal. Sutter recorded 8 saves on the night. 

   

UP NEXT: The Spartans will travel to Melbourne, Florida to play the Florida Tech Panthers on Wednesday, April 3rd. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Florida Tech Panther Stadium.

 

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