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#6 Women’s Lacrosse Dominates #24 Mavericks

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in , , , .

via FSC press release/website


LAKELAND, Fla. – The No. 6 Florida Southern College women’s lacrosse team upended No. 24 Colorado Mesa University 24-12 at Berend Field in the Moccasins’ final non-conference matchup of the season. 

The Mocs (9-1) cruised past the visiting Mavericks (3-4) after jumping out to an 8-1 lead in the first quarter as senior Jackie Stoller and sophomore Giana Murphy each posted three points in the initial frame. 

Stoller would go on to record a career-high eight points with four goals and four assists on the afternoon. 

Sophomore Rylie Rittberg earned her seventh win of the year, allowing just three goals in the entire second half to ensure a dominant win. 

Florida Southern took an early lead by notching four goals in the first five minutes of the contest, with two of them coming on free-position shots. Over the course of the game, the Mocs wound up scoring eight of their goals on just 10 total free-position attempts. 

Stoller scored the game’s first goal in the opening minute before Madison Tare and Ellie Griffin each scored assisted goals. Stoller’s 25th goal of the year with just under ten minutes to play made it 4-0. 

With six and a half minutes to play, Colorado Mesa answered with a tally to stop the bleeding, but freshman Casey Falduto reclaimed the four-goal lead on a free position shot just a moment later.

Hailey Daleo got on the score sheet with her 26th goal of the year with just over three minutes to play, and then Giana Murphy notched back-to-back goals to end the quarter up 8-1. 

The second period saw the Mavericks make a comeback bid, outscoring the Moccasins 6-5 in the frame. The teams exchanged goals in the opening minute of the quarter, with Griffin scoring her second of the day to keep the Mocs ahead by seven, the score 9-2. 

Florida Southern triggered the running clock momentarily after Abby McFerren, Daleo, and Murphy scored in succession to put the team up 12-2 with just under nine minutes to play in the second quarter, but the Mavs responded nicely, scoring five of the last six goals in the half. 

Stoller was the lone goal-scorer in the final eight minutes of the quarter for the Moccasins, as they took a 13-7 lead into the half. 

Florida Southern quickly regained momentum coming out of the break, with Lizzy Lynch and Stoller scoring two quick goals to put the team up 15-7. While the Mavs got one back to make things interesting, the Moccasins poured on the goals in the remainder of the third quarter to put the game away early.

Tare scored consecutive goals before Murphy’s fourth of the game again put Florida Southern up by 10, leading 18-8. McFerren tacked on another before the half and junior Emma Dudley scored to make it 20-8 heading into the final quarter of play. 

The squads exchanged goals to open the fourth quarter, with Lynch scoring again. Junior Hannah Hale picked up her first goal of the season to put Florida Southern up 22-10 on a crafty free-position shot and senior Olivia Manghisi notched her fifth of the year to continue the onslaught. 

With the clock running, the Mavericks were able to tack on a couple more goals to cut the deficit, but with the game well in hand, the Mocs were able to coast to victory.

Freshman Hailey O’Donoghue put the exclamation point on the massive win with a buzzer-beating goal at the end of regulation, the first of her young career. 

The Moccasins have now wrapped up their intense non-conference portion of the schedule, and now turn their attention to Sunshine State Conference play. They’ll begin their path to a seventh regular-season title next Saturday at 1 p.m. when they take on No. 13 Lynn University, at home. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period
14:14FSCFSC – Jackie Stoller01
13:15FSCFSC – Madison Tare Assisted by Giana Murphy02
11:21FSCFSC – Ellie Griffin Assisted by Abby McFerren03
09:55FSCFSC – Jackie Stoller04
06:30CMWL23CMWL23 – Kiley Davis Assisted by Courtney Havel14
05:18FSCFSC – Casey Falduto15
03:17FSCFSC – Hailey Daleo Assisted by Jackie Stoller16
01:32FSCFSC – Giana Murphy Assisted by Lizzy Lynch17
00:05FSCFSC – Giana Murphy18
2nd Period
14:47CMWL23CMWL23 – Regan Wentz28
14:30FSCFSC – Ellie Griffin29
11:37FSCFSC – Abby McFerren Assisted by Jackie Stoller210
10:33FSCFSC – Hailey Daleo Assisted by Lizzy Lynch211
08:40FSCFSC – Giana Murphy212
06:57CMWL23CMWL23 – Kiley Davis312
06:31CMWL23CMWL23 – Carson Dickey Assisted by Kiley Davis412
05:42CMWL23CMWL23 – Courtney Havel Assisted by Ali Bryant512
02:17FSCFSC – Jackie Stoller513
00:37CMWL23CMWL23 – Carson Dickey Assisted by Ali Bryant613
00:03CMWL23CMWL23 – Kiley Davis713
3rd Period
14:24FSCFSC – Lizzy Lynch Assisted by Jackie Stoller714
13:37FSCFSC – Jackie Stoller715
13:01CMWL23CMWL23 – Regan Wentz Assisted by Justine Anderson815
11:52FSCFSC – Madison Tare816
08:27FSCFSC – Madison Tare Assisted by Jackie Stoller817
07:17FSCFSC – Giana Murphy818
05:17FSCFSC – Emma Dudley Assisted by Lizzy Lynch819
01:40FSCFSC – Abby McFerren820
4th Period
13:03CMWL23CMWL23 – Kiley Davis Assisted by Peyton Ivey920
09:54FSCFSC – Lizzy Lynch921
09:10CMWL23CMWL23 – Elizabeth Renken Assisted by Peyton Ivey1021
07:04FSCFSC – Hannah Hale1022
04:33FSCFSC – Olivia Manghisi1023
02:45CMWL23CMWL23 – Ali Bryant1123
01:27CMWL23CMWL23 – Molly Gilbert Assisted by Ali Bryant1223
00:01FSCFSC – Hailey O’Donoghue1224