Tampa Secures Berth To SSC Tournament with Win on Senior Night

Tampa Secures Berth To SSC Tournament with Win on Senior Night

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's lacrosse clinches spot in Sunshine State Conference Championship Tournament with win over Saint Leo.

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 13 . Saint Leo 6
Records: Tampa (6-10, SSC 1-3), Saint Leo (6-11, SSC 0-4)
Location:  Naimoli Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series:  The series is tied at 2-2.
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 HOW IT HAPPENED:

 

1st Half

  • Saint Leo started off strong with four goals in a row.
  • Amanda Voges was the first Spartan goal, converting a free position attempt.
  • The Lions answered back with a goal, now leading 5-1.
  • With 1:21 left in the half, Voges strikes again.
  • Caroline Forester had the last goal of the half, assisted by Voges. Going into the second half trailing Saint Leo 5-3.

 

2nd Half

  • Abby Coccagna had the first goal of the second half to bring the score within one goal.
  • Saint Leo extends their lead to two goals with a free position goal.
  • With 22:24 left in the half, Voges had her third goal of the game and tying the game.
  • Rachel Crawford had three goals in a row to give Tampa the lead of 9-6.
  • Voges struck again at 8:36.
  • Forester converted a free position attempt for her second goal of the game.
  • Crawford had her fourth goal in a man-up situation.
  • With one second left on the clock, Senior Kelly Austin secures Tampa's victory for the 13th Spartan goal of the game.
 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Voges led all Spartans in points with four goals and one assist.
  • Crawford had four goals, tallied one ground ball and one caused turnover.
  • Claire Swanson led the team in draw controls with three, marking two ground balls and one caused turnover.
  • Rom  and Coccagna each tallied one goal. 
 

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to action on Friday, April 28th to face Florida Southern in the Sunshine State Conference Championship Tournament. The matchup will be at Florida Southern, time is TBD. Live stats will be available through TampaSpartans.com.

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