Royals Take the Crown

Royals Take the Crown

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The University of Tampa women's lacrosse team battled No.8 Queens University (N.C.) and fell 19-7 in a downpour.

 INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Queens (N.C.)  19, Tampa 7
Records: Tampa (5-8), Queens (N.C.) (9-2)
Location:  Dickson Field | Charlotte, N.C.
All-time Series:  This is the first match-up, Queens now leads the series 1-0.
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 HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Half

  • The Royals took a 5-0 lead early into the period.
  • At 14:49, Amanda Voges with an assist from Amanda Rom scored the first goal for Tampa.
  • The Royals answered back with two more goals to make it 7-1 over Tampa.
  • The Spartan duo, Voges and Rom score again for Tampa, Rom's assist marks her 100th career point.
  • At 6:48, Maggie Gladden and Rom teamed up for bring the score to 7-3.
  • Rachel Crawford decreased the deficit to only three goals, converting a free position attempt to a goal.
  • Queens rallied back with two goals to take a 9-4 lead.
  • With six seconds left on the clock, Voges and Rom teamed up again for the final goal of the half.

2nd Half

  • The Royals scored the first goal of the half to make the score 10-5 over Tampa. 
  • At 24:18, Rom had an unassisted goal to bring the game within four goals.
  • Queens scored less than a minute later.
  • Allie Popelar and Claire Swanson teamed up to bring the score to 11-7.
  • The Royals scored eight unanswered goals.
  • Due to weather conditions, the game ended with eight minutes left of play, and a final score of 19-7.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Voges tallied three goals and one draw control.
  • Rom added four assists with one goal, two ground balls and one caused turnover.
  • Mackenzie Hackett had two saves and three ground balls.
  • Swanson led the team in draw controls with five. Also, tallied three caused turnovers, and two ground balls.
  • Gladden tallied a goal, ground ball and a caused turnover.

 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Junior Rom reached 100 career points with 102 now. She is the second Spartan to reach this milestone.

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to action on Saturday, April 8th to resume SSC play against Florida Southern College Mocs. The matchup will start at 1:00 p.m. in Tampa, Fla at Naimoli Field. Live stats will be available through TampaSpartans.com.

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