Spartans Send Off Seniors with a 23-5 Win Over PBA

Spartans Send Off Seniors with a 23-5 Win Over PBA

TAMPA, Fla. –The No. 5 University of Tampa women's lacrosse team dominated the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish, sending Tampa's seniors out with a 23-5 win. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 5 Tampa Spartans 23, Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 5
Records: Tampa (10-3, SSC 3-1), PBA (5-9, SSC 0-5)
Location: Naimoli Family Field | Tampa, Fla. 
All-time Series: The Spartans have never lost against the Sailfish. UT leads the all-time series over PBA 2-0.  
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HOW IT HAPPENED:



1st Half

  • The No. 5 Tampa Spartans scored the first six goals of the contest. 
  • Tampa's first two goals were both unassisted by Kristyn Staley and Claire Swanson respectively
  • Freshman Lizzie Pierpont then scored for UT off the assist by SENIOR Rachel Crawford.
  • Staley then earned her second goal of the contest with 21:29 remaining in the half. 
  • Carly Vaccaro then scored a goal for Tampa off the pass by Maggie Gladden
  • With 19:13 left in the half, SENIOR Caroline Forester earned Tampa the 6-0 lead. 
  • Finally, PBA scored their first goal of the contest. 
  • Shortly after, Vaccaro scored her second goal of the contest off the pass by SENIOR Crawford.
  • The Sailfish scored again to narrow Tampa lead to 8-3 with 11:10 remaining in the first half. 
  • SENIOR Crawford then scored for Tampa taking the six-point lead. 
  • SENIOR Caroline Forester then followed with a goal that was assisted by Vaccaro
  • The SENIOR Crawford then scored again, this time from Swanson
  • Swanson herself then gave UT the 12-3 lead with 6:29 remaining. 
  • Less than a minute later SENIOR Forester netted the Spartan's 13thgoal initiating the running clock. 
  • The last two goals of the first half were scored by Vaccaro and GladdenVaccaro also stated the assist on Gladden's goal. 
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Sailfish 15-3. 

 

2nd Half

  • In the first nine seconds of the second half, SENIOR Megan Sengelmann scored Tampa's 16thgoal off the pass from Swanson.
  • SENIOR Caroline Forester then netted her fourth and final goal of the contest off the assist by Staley
  • Claire Swanson the scored back-to-back goals for UT. 
  • With 20:34 remaining, Kayla Kosubinsky netted one off the free position attempt. 
  • SENIOR Sengelmann then scored her second goal of the game off the pass from Kosubinsky with 13:55 remaining in the contest. 
  • Kristyn Staley then netted her third and final goal of the contest giving Tampa the 22-3 lead. 
  • With 8:42 remaining, Swanson scored her fifth and final goal of the contest. 
  • Palm Beach Atlantic scored the two final goals of the contest. 
  • The No. 5 University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish by a final score of 23-5. 

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

   

UP NEXT: The Spartans will host the Saint Leo Lions on Wednesday, April 17th. The game is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Naimoli Family Field. 

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