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14-Goal 2nd Half Carries the St Thomas Women Bobcats to the ‘HeavenLee’ Win over #10 Aquinas (MI) 22-14; Nichols 6G/2A

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AH-Plantation alum Kaitlyn Chmelir 5G/2A, Mitchell alum Paige Peters 4G/1A, Ft Lauderdale alum Jenna Lytch 2G, Lake Wales alum E’mya Miller 1G/1A, Creekside alum Kylie Lubrant 1G

via St Thomas press release/website


Women’s Lacrosse Upsets #10 Aquinas

by Alex Hermann

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (March 9, 2024) – The St. Thomas University (STU) Women’s Lacrosse team hosted #10 Aquinas on Saturday morning, upsetting them 22-14. Heavenlee Nichols led the Bobcats to victory, scoring six goals against the Saints, bringing their overall record to 2-3.

From the opening whistle, it was clear that St. Thomas was determined to dominate the game. In the first quarter, Jenna Lytch kicked off the scoring for the Bobcats capitalizing on a pass from Jorja SchoolerKylie Lubrant and Heavenlee Nichols also contributed goals, meanwhile, goalkeeper Emily Dawson made several crucial saves to keep Aquinas’ offense at bay.

Throughout the game, St. Thomas displayed their depth and versatility, with players like Schooler tallying multiple assists to her teammates. Kaitlyn Chmelir proved to be a force to be reckoned with, contributing five goals and two assists. Paige Peters demonstrated her versatility, notching four goals and two assists. Jorja Schooler was instrumental in setting up scoring opportunities for her teammates, finishing the game with three goals and four assists.

As the game progressed, St. Thomas’ defensive efforts intensified. Lubrant and Peters showcased their defensive skills, Lubrant recording three ground balls and two caused turnovers, while Paige Peters managed two ground balls and a caused turnover alongside her offensive contributions.

In the third quarter, with the game hanging in the balance, the Bobcats continued to push forward. Heavenlee Nichols and Jorja Schooler led the charge, scoring vital goals to keep their team ahead. Heavenlee Nichols tallied an impressive eight points with six goals and two assists, while Jorja Schooler notched seven points with three goals and four assists. As the clock wound down, St. Thomas showed no signs of slowing down. They continued to attack relentlessly, with Peters and Chmelir adding to the scoreline. Dawson finished the game with a successful performance in goal, recording seven saves. Ultimately, the Bobcats emerged victorious with a final score of 22-14.

Up next, the Bobcats will head to Georgia where they will face Truett McConnell on Thursday, March 14th.