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11-1 Run in 2nd/3rdQ, 12 Goal Scorers Lead FSC Women to the 18-7 Win over #20 FIT; Stoller 3G/1A, Hale 2G/2A lead Mocs, Minton 3G for FIT – Both Recaps

Buchholz alum Ellie Griffin 1G, Coral Shores Kaylee Stoky 1G, Cardinal Mooney alum Chloe Webber 1G for FSC. SJP alum Carly Niro 1G/1A, PB Central alum Sophia Scichilone 2A, Gulf Breeze alum Lizzy Christ 1G/1CTO for FIT.

via the school press releases/websites


#4 Mocs Handle #20 Panthers, 18-7

LAKELAND, Fla. – No. 4 Florida Southern women’s lacrosse used a strong second and third quarter to pull away from No. 20 Florida Tech Wednesday night at Berend Field for the 18-7 win in the Moccasins’ final regular season home game.
No. 4 Florida Southern (12-3, 5-0 SSC) saw 12 different goal scorers in the 18-goal game where Jackie Stoller led the contingent with three goals. Four other players – Kolby CohenHannah HaleSammy Gorrasi, and Jenna Vetter – each found the back of the net twice, as Madison TareAbby McFerrenEllie GriffinKaylee StokyHailey O’DonoghueChloe Webber, and Olivia Manghisi each scored in the win.
Stoller paced the team with four points adding an assist while Hale tied with four tallying two assists on the night. Gorrasi and Cohen each had an assist to finish with three points.
McKenzie Gaghan picked up her 12th win of the year in goal, playing the first 30 minutes where the Mocs held the Panthers to just three first-half goals. Rylie Rittberg came in for the final 30 minutes and picked up two saves allowing just four goals.
No. 20 Florida Tech (7-8, 1-4 SSC) had five different goal scorers in the game. Kayla Minton completed the hat trick as the lone multi-goal scorer for the Panthers. Sophia Scichlione finished the game with two points, registering two assists to lead the team.
Madison Tare got things rolling for the Moccasins with a goal 48 seconds into the game. The Panthers returned fire with a goal a minute later but back-to-back goals from Cohen pushed Florida Southern to a 3-1 lead. Florida Tech outscored Southern 2-1 in the final 5:22 as the first quarter ended, 4-3 FSC.
Florida Southern turned on the heat and used a 6-0 frame to jump all over Florida Tech and take a commanding 10-3 lead into the halftime. Six different players punched a goal in the quarter starting with Abby McFerrenSammy GorrasiEllie GriffinHannah HaleOlivia Manghisi, and Jenna Vetter followed in succession.
The Moccasins opened the third with a pair of player-up goals from Hale and Gorrasi before Florida Tech’s goal at 7:35. Stoller went back-to-back for Florida Southern to start the running clock, 14-4, with 4:34 left. Manghisi would find Vetter cutting to the net for the Moccasins’ 15th goal of the game.
The Panthers opened the fourth quarter strong with a pair of goals to cut it to 15-6 but Chloe Webber took a pass from Danielle Mojsej and got the clock running again as it moved to a 16-6 game, in favor of Florida Southern. Kayla Minton scored her third goal for Florida Tech at 5:23 to cut it to nine goals (16-7), but Hailey O’Donoghue took a free position shot and buried it into the net for a 17-7 game.
With 1:02 remaining, Kaylee Stoky scored her free position goal to bring the game to the eventual final, 18-7.
No. 4 Florida Southern hits the road for the final two games of the regular season; at Palm Beach Atlantic on April 13 (1 PM) and at No. 16 Lynn on April 16 (4 PM). Following the conclusion of the regular season, the Sunshine State Conference tournament, featuring eight teams, starts with quarterfinal play on April 20th.


No.4 Mocs Bite Down on No.20 Panthers in Wednesday Night SSC Matchup

by Alex Henderson

LAKELAND, Fla. – No.20 Florida Tech women’s lacrosse ventured out to Lakeland, Fla. to face No.4 Florida Southern in a Sunshine State Conference matchup. After a strong first quarter from the Panthers, the Mocs overpowered Tech to the win by a score of 18-7.

Final: #20 Florida Tech 7, #4 Florida Southern 18
Records: Florida Tech (7-8, 1-4 SSC), FSC (12-3, 5-0 SSC)
Locations: Berend Field| Lakeland, Fla.  


  • Madison Tare of Florida Southern was the first to score 48 seconds into the game.
  • One minute later, Kayla Minton tied the contest for Tech off an assist from Sophia Scichilone.
  • The Moccasins (Mocs), managed to take a two-goal lead scoring at the 11:45 and 10:10 mark of the first to jump ahead 3-1.
  • Both goals for Florida Southern were scored by Kolby Cohen.
  • Minton recorded her second goal of the quarter at 5:22 to make it a 3-2 contest.
  • Jackie Stoller of FSC put the Mocs back up by two with 4:39 to play in the first.
  • Carly Niro managed to score the final goal of the quarter from either side with 2:15 to play to keep it a close contest, 4-3.
  • Niro’s goal would come off an assist from Scichilone.


  • The Second quarter saw the Mocs leave Tech scoreless as FSC scored six unanswered goals to take a 10-3 lead.
  • Hannah Hale played a key role in Southern’s offense recording three points from one goal and two assists.


  • The Mocs tacked on two more goal in the first three minutes of the third to jump ahead 13-3.
  • Caroline Finn successfully converted a free position shot as the Panthers still trailed 12-4.
  • Stoller would score the next two goals, extending the Mocs lead to 14-4 with 4:34 left in the third.
  • Jenna Vetter pushed Southern’s lead to 15-4, scoring the final goal of the third as the Panthers trailed by 11 entering the fourth quarter.


  • Lizzy Christ and Charlotte Hardie opened the fourth quarter as both scored for the Panthers as FSC still led 15-6.
  • Chloe Weber improved the Mocs lead back to 10 goals, 16-6 at 6:56.
  • Minto found the back of the net for the third time in the game with 5:23 left in the fourth as the Panthers deficit was brought to nine goals.
  • Hailey O’Donoghue and Kaylee Stoky scored the final two goals of the game as the Mocs recorded the 18-7 win over Tech.



  • Florida Tech falls to 0-16 all-time against Florida Southern.
  • Southern outshot the Panthers 29-16 with Tech shooting 12 shots on goal while FSC recorded 25 shots on goal.
  • Techs goalies recorded seven saves while Southern’s goalie stopped the ball five times.
  • The Panthers turned the ball over 18 times compared to Florida Southern’s 14 turnovers.
  • FSC went 16-17 on clear attempts while the Crimson and Gray were 14-17 on clears.
  • The Mocs won 15 of the 27 total draw controls.
  • Both FSC and Tech were 4-5 on free position shots.

UP NEXT: The Panthers will return home on Saturday, April 14th to face No.13 Lynn at Rick Stottler Field. The Sunshine State Conference matchup is schedule to begin at 1:00 P.M. prior to the contest Florida Tech will hold its Senior Day Celebration at the field at approximately 12:20 P.M.

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