Spartans Upset No. 11 Tars in Season Opener

Spartans Upset No. 11 Tars in Season Opener

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's lacrosse team upsets No. 11 Rollins College 10-6.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 10, Rollins 6
Records: Tampa (1-0, SSC 1-0), Rollins (0-1, SSC 0-1)
Location:  Naimoli Family Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series:  Rollins leads the series, 5-1
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Half

  • The Spartans had the first goal of the game from Maggie Gladden at 26:27.
  • Senior, Amanda Rom scored her first of the season at 23:28.
  • The Tars answered back with a goal at 22:35. Spartans still lead 2-1.
  • Gladden netted her second goal at 7:01 with the assist by Carly Vaccaro
  • Rollins struck back with two unanswered goals. The game was tied at three. 
  • Tampa answered with two goals in 30 seconds from Rachel Crawford and Carly Vaccaro at 3:58 and 3:29 respectively.
  • The Tars responded to make it 5-4. 
  • Senior, Shannon Sweeney scored with 1:25 left in the half. The assist by her fellow classman, Natalie Carraway.
  • The Spartans led the Tars at the half, 6-4. 

 

2nd Half

  • The Tars got the first goal of the period with 26:57 on the clock, Spartans lead 6-5.
  • UT bounced back with a goal by Carly Vaccaro at 25:40, her second of the day. 
  • Natalie Carraway scored her first goal of the period at 22:46 assisted by Maggie Gladden
  • Caroline Forester then netted her first goal of the season, which was assisted by Rachel Crawford at 21:19.
  • Tampa earned their third unanswered goal by Claire Swanson, assisted by Crawford at 4:28.
  • Rollins answered with a goal with 1:14 left in the game.
  • Tampa women's lacrosse upsets the No. 11 Rollins Tars with a final score of 10-6.
 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Gladden and Vaccaro led the Spartans in goals tallying two each. 
  • Carraway and Crawford led assists for Tampa with two each.
  • Rom, Crawford, Sweeney, Carraway, Forester, and Swanson each had one goal. 
  • Bridget Sutter had 11 saves. 
  • Tampa tallied 20 shots on the day. 

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • This marks Tampa's first ever win over a ranked opponent. 

 

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to action on Saturday, February 17th against the Limestone Saints. The matchup will start at 1:00 p.m. in Tampa, Fla. Live stats will be available through TampaSpartans.com.

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