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Chmelir’s Last Minute Goal Stuns Webber as St Thomas Women Earn 14-13 Win, Capping Rally from 6-Goal Deficit; Parker 5G for STU, Gerber 5G for Webber-Both Recaps

Episcopal School alum Olivia Parker 5G/2A, AH-Plantation alum Kaitlyn Chmelir 4G/2A for St Thomas. Robinson alum Kaitlyn Patterson 3G/2A, Flanagan alum Courtnie Couch 2G, Bartow alum Ayame Macedo 1G, Lake Wales alum Alia Loydd with 6GBs and 2 CTOs for Webber

via the school press releases/websites


Parker Leads Bobcats to Comeback Victory over Webber

by Alex Hermann

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (March 29, 2024) – The St. Thomas University (STU) Women’s Lacrosse team faced off against Webber International University on Thursday night for another game of Sun Conference play. After being down 9-3 in the first half, the Bobcats were able to mount a huge comeback against the Warriors, defeating them 14-13 with Olivia Parker leading the charge with five goals.

Olivia Parker began her run on early on in the match up against the Warriors, putting the Bobcats on the board less than three minutes into the game off a pass from Jenna Lytch. Heavenlee Nichols followed suit, scoring off a pass from Kaitlyn Chmelir. But the Warriors were quick to respond, tying up the match and going on a 4-0 run to put them up 5-2. Chmelir and Parker put up two more goals in the second half, along with Jorja Schooler who added a goal, making the score 9-6 heading into the halftime break. 

The Bobcats continued to narrow the gap early into the second half with a goal from Schooler, but the Warriors continued to run with the lead. Parker and Schooler each added two goals in quarter three, putting the Bobcats in a one-point defecit heading into the final quarter. Parker scored her fifth goal of the game less than a minute into quarter four, tying up the score and achieving a career-high performance. After some back and forth in the last quarter, Chmelir put up two finishing goals, bringing her total to four for the game, securing the victory with 25 seconds left on the clock. The Bobcats defeated the Warriors 14-13, bringing their overall record to 6-5 and 2-2 in Sun Conference play. 

Up next, the Bobcats will host Ave Maria University on Monday, April 8th at 6 p.m. on AutoNation Field.


Warriors Fall to Bobcats In SUNC Matchup

Miami Gardens, FL – The Webber International Women’s Lacrosse team traveled to Miami Gardens Thursday evening to take on the St. Thomas Bobcats in a SUN Conference matchup. The Warriors played tough but were unable to stop a final push from the Bobcats, falling 14-13 on the road. 

Webber would find themselves down first as St. Thomas would score first. Ayame Macedo would tie it up five minutes into the game. The Bobcats would take the lead soon after, but goals from Cheyenne Burton and Kaitlyn Patterson gave the Warriors a 3-2 lead. Bryce Gerber extended the lead with a goal of her own. Patterson would get on the board one more time in the first before the Bobcats got one as well, as Webber took a 5-3 lead into the second. 

Patterson picked up another goal to start the second. Gerber then scored to straight to give the Warriors an 8-3 lead. Courtnie Couch scored the final goal of the second for the Warriors before the Bobcats got three unanswered goals to head to half with Webber leading 9-6. 

Neither team would be able to score for much of the third quarter, before St. Thomas came within two on a goal. Hailey Leavines and Gerber quickly negated that goal and added another to the lead, making it 11-7 Webber. The Bobcats scored three straight as the Warriors held onto an 11-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter. 

The Bobcats tied the game in the fourth quarter, making it 11-11. Gerber and Couch would each score once more giving the Warriors a 13-11 lead, but that would be all they could muster, as the Bobcats were able to tie it with two minutes left, and then take the lead with 25 seconds left. The Warriors would get one final shot off but were unable to score, dropping the game 14-13. 

Gerber led the team with six points, on five goals and one assist. Patterson had five, on three goals and two assists. Alia Loydd led the team with six ground balls and two caused turnovers, while Asiah Dewberry had four ground balls and two caused turnovers as well. In the goal, Jordyn Davidson had 13 saves. 

The Warriors will be back in action on Saturday, April 6th when they head to Savannah, Georgia to take on the SCAD-Savannah Bees.  

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