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#13 Lynn Women Hold off Late Push, Get Must-Win, 16-15 over #20 FIT; Johnson 5G/Clagett 4G Lead Knights, Scichilone 5G/2A, Minton 4G/1A for Panthers – Both Recaps

Flanigan alum Diane Dohler 2G/2A, Hagerty alum Catie O’Connor 1G/1A, Palm Beach Central alum Ginger Stein 3GBs/2CTOs for Lynn. Palm Beach Central alum Sophia Scichilone 5G/2A, Saint John Paul alum Carly Niro 2G/1A/1GB/2CTOs, Gulf Breeze alum Lizzy Christ 2GBs/1CTO for FIT.

via the school press releases/websites


Lynn women slip past No. 20 Florida Tech 16-15

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Junior Kristyn Johnson scored five goals and the No. 13 ranked Lynn University women’s lacrosse team held off a late charge from No. 20 Florida Tech for a 16-15 win, Saturday afternoon. Lynn is now 12-3 overall and 3-3 in the SSC.
– Both teams attempted 27 shots and Lynn used a 6-3 scoring surge in the third quarter for a 15-11 lead after 45 minutes of action
– The Panthers opened the fourth with two goals to narrow the deficit to 15-13 with 6:26 to play
– Johnson temporally halted the hosts’ momentum with a woman-up goal with 4:03 to play for a 16-13 Lynn advantage
– Tech scored with 3:03 left and again at 1:19 to pull within one, 16-15
–  Sophomore Liz Clagett secured the ensuing draw control and the Fighting Knights ran out the clock for the win
– Johnson scored twice in the opening quarter and Clagett found the net once, but Lynn trailed 5-3 after 15 minutes
– Clagett opened the second stanza with two goals that tied the game at 6-6 with 5:12 left
– Senior Diane Dohler and sophomore Olivia Fox scored late in the second as the game was knotted at eight at halftime
– Sophomore Rebecca Clark, Dohler and Clagett scored three-straight goals as Lynn built an 11-8 lead midway through the third
– Johnson closed the third with another woman-up goal for a 14-11 cushion as the clock turned to the fourth quarter
– The Fighting Knights finished 15-of-18 on clears, registered 16 draw controls scored two goals on four free-position attempts
– Johnson’s five goals mark the sixth time this season that she has scored five or more in a contest
– Clark turned in two goals, two assists, two ground balls, one caused turnover and nine draw controls
– Dohler finished with two goals and two assists
– Clagett scored four goals
– Junior Mallory Jarka handed out four assists and caused three turnovers
– Sophomore Callista Elica stopped seven shots for the win in net
– Lynn wraps up the regular season when it hosts No. 4 Florida Southern on Tuesday at 4:00 pm


Panthers Celebrate Senior Day Prior to Close Contest with Lynn

MELBOURNE, Fla. – No.20 Florida Tech women’s lacrosse honored its nine seniors on Saturday before taking on No.13 Lynn. the nine Panther seniors being honored included Millie HurtKarly LiebendorferMaggie ReedKyla VendemiaLizzy ChristJennie BoyleOlivia JohnKayla Minton, and Ashely Walter. Both teams put on a back-and-forth battle which ultimately saw the Fighting Knights earn the 16-15 win.

Final: #20 Florida Tech 15, #13 Lynn 16
Record Florida Tech (7-9, 1-5 SSC) | Lynn (11-3, 2-3 SSC)
Locations: Rick Stottler Field | Melbourne, Fla.


  • Lynn opened the contest scoring the first goal, 21 seconds into the contest.
  • Kayla Minton recorded back-to-back goals giving Tech the 2-1 lead with 12:02 left in the first.
  • The Panthers and Fighting Knights continued to trade goals as both teams were tied 3-3 at 6:54.
  • In the final three minutes of the first, Sophia Scichilone and Charlotte Hardie would put the Panthers ahead by two goals, leading 5-3 after the first quarter.


  • Lynn started the second by scoring two unanswered goals to tie it 5-5.
  • Carly Niro and Minton would exchange goals with Liz Clagget and Diane Dohler of Lynn to keep the contest tied 7-7 with 3:10 left before half.
  • As Oliva Fox put the Fighting Knights ahead 8-7 in the closing minutes of the second, Karly Liebendorfer would tie the contest at 8-8 with both teams heading into the half tied.


  • The Fighting Knights brought the offense out early in the third scoring three unanswered goals in the opening six minutes of the quarter.
  • A goal from Scichilone assisted by Sofie Bender would stop Lynn’s goal streak for just a moment before the Fighting Knights recorded two more goals to make it 13-9 with 7:58 remaining in the quarter.
  • Niro and Scichilone would attempt to help bring the Panthers back to within just two goals scoring at 5:15 and 4:31 making it 13-11.
  • Kristyn Johnson of Lynn scored her third goal of the contest as the third ended with the Fighting Knights ahead 14-11.


  • Johnson scored again for Lynn to put the Fighting Knights up 15-11 to start the fourth.
  • Scichilone and Bender’s back-to-back goals saw the Panthers trail by just two with 6:26 remaining.
  • At 4:03 Johnson recorded her fifth goal of the game to increase Lynn’s lead 16-13.
  • A minute later Kayla Minton scored thanks to an assist from Niro to make it 16-14 with 3:03 left.
  • With 1:19 left In the quarter and down by two, Sofie Bender scored as the Panthers trailed by only 16-15.
  • As Lynn gained possession in the closing minute the Fighting Knights would run out the clock and take the 16-15 win.


  • Sophia Scichilone led the Panthers with seven points from five goals and two assists.
  • Sofie Bender recorded a team-high four assists with two goals for six points.
  • Kayla Minton earned five points scoring four goals with one assist.
  • Ashley Walter and Lizzy Christ both recorded two ground balls.
  • Walter and Niro both were responsible for three caused turnovers.
  • Phoebe Hurt and Emma Angelo both earned a total of five draw control wins.


  • The Panthers move to 1-4 all-time against the Fighting Knights.
  • With her first goal of the contest, Kayla Minton recorded the 100th goal of her career.
  • Both teams recorded 27 shots and 22 shots on goal.
  • Lynn recorded seven saves in the contest with Tech recording six saves.
  • Tech tallied 16 turnovers with Lynn turning the ball over 17 times.
  • The Fighting Knights were 15-18 on clear attempts with Tech going 10-15 on clears.
  • Both teams recorded 14 ground balls.
  • Tech won 18 of the 34 draw controls/
  • The Crimson and Gray went 1-5 on free position attempts while the Fighting Knights were 2-4 on FPA’s.

UP NEXT: The Panthers will return to action on Wednesday, April 10th when they head back west to Lakeland, Fla. to take on Florida Southern. The first draw is scheduled for 7:00 P.M.

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