Spartans Conclude Season In SSC Tournament

Spartans Conclude Season In SSC Tournament

LAKELAND, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's lacrosse concludes season at Sunshine State Conference Tournament.

 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Florida Southern 19, Tampa 12
Records: Tampa (6-11, SSC 1-3), Florida Southern (18-2, SSC 4-0)
Location:  Lakeland, Fla.
All-time Series:  The Mocs lead the series 6-0.
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 HOW IT HAPPENED:

 

1st Half

  • Florida Southern had back-to-back goals to take the lead.
  • Shannon Sweeney answered back at 25:43.
  • The Mocs had six goals in a row to lead Tampa 8-1.
  • Caroline Forester with an assist from Maggie Gladden had the second Spartan goal of the game.
  • Southern answered back at 6:20.
  • Gladden with an assist from Amanda Rom brings the score to 9-3.
  • The Mocs respond with just over three minutes remaining in the half.
  • The final goal before half-time came from Alexia Scudillo, Florida Southern leading 10-4.

 

2nd Half

  • Tampa had the first two goals of the half. One from Natalie Carraway with an assist from Rachel Crawford, the second by Claire Swanson, unassisted.
  • Florida Southern had four goals in a row to make their lead 14-6.
  • The seventh Spartan goal came from Crawford, 15 seconds later Gladden teamed up with Paige Johnson.
  • Two more Moc goals increase their lead to 16-8.
  • Crawford converts a free position attempt for Tampa.
  • Mocs respoded with another goal.
  • Forester with an assist from Rom makes it 17-10.
  • Another Moc goal at 5:50.
  • 15 seconds later Crawford converted another free position attempt.
  • Allie Popelar with an assist from Forester brings the score to 18-12.
  • Florida Southern had the final goal of the game at 1:04 to move to the Sunshine State Conference Tournament championship game.
 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Crawford led the Spartan in points with three goals and one assist with three draw controls and one caused turnover.
  •  Gladden and Forester had two goals each.
  • Carraway, Scudillo, and Swanson tallied a goal each.
  • Popelar and Johnson had three draw controls a piece.
  • Mackenzie Hackett had eight saves in net.