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:
- 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.
- 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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