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  via FSC press release  

No. 8 Mocs Women’s Lacrosse Beats No. 21 Florida Tech on Senior Day, 17-3

LAKELAND, Fla. – The No. 8 Florida Southern College women’s lacrosse team opened the 2021 season with a convincing 17-3 victory over No. 21 Florida Tech on Saturday afternoon, in the season opener for both programs. HOW IT HAPPENED   1st Half
  • Not even three minutes into the game, sophomore attack Daleo scored her first of the season, unassisted, putting the Mocs up 1-0.
  • Less than a minute later, Tech tied the score on a Kailee O’Brien goal.
  • From there, the Mocs scored eleven unanswered goals to take a 12-1 lead at halftime.
  • Jozokos, a senior attack, scored her first two goals over a two-minute span, to push the Mocs to a 3-1 lead.
  • Daleo tallied the eventual game-winner, on a Jozokos pass, at the 16:42 mark.
  • Freshman midfielder Krystal Beebe scored a pair of goals in 91 seconds, making the score 6-1.
  • Senior defender Becca Hill would score a player-down goal, the last tally of the half, with 1:44 remaining.
  2nd Half
  • Just as in the first half, Tech scored the first goal, O’Brien’s second of the game.
  • From there, the Mocs continued to control play, scoring the next five goals.
  • Sophomore attack Lizzy Lynch had the final tally for the home team, with nearly 15 minutes remaining.
  • The game’s final goal came from Tech’s Kylie Morris, with 5:27 showing on the game clock.
  • Senior goalie Brittany Iamele made seven goals between the pipes, earning her eighth career win.
  • Jozokos added two assists to her four goals, giving her a game-high six points.
  • Daleo had one assist with her four goals, for five total points.
  • Senior attack Sarah Grady had one goal and one assist, while freshman attach Madison Tare and Beebe each had a pair of goals.
  • The Mocs took a total of 41 shots, while limiting Tech to 16.
  • Florida Southern’s defense forced 14 turnovers, and held Tech to a 75% clear rate.
  UP NEXT Florida Southern, who remains at No. 8 in the IWLCA Coaches’ Poll, opens a two-game road swing, playing at No. 20 Saint Leo on Wednesday, March 24, and at No. 9 Tampa the following Wednesday, March 31.   **************   via FIT press release  

No. 21 Panthers Fall to No. 8 Moccasins in Season Opener

Kailee O’Brien scores two goals as Florida Tech drops its season opener to Florida Southern 17-3 on the road Saturday LAKELAND, Fla. – Playing in its first competition in 375 days, No. 21 Florida Tech dropped its season opener against No. 8 Florida Southern, 17-3, Saturday afternoon at the Barnett Athletic Complex. Kailee O’Brien paced the Panthers with two goals and two draw controls and Kylie Morris added the other goal for Tech. Caroline MacLeod collected four draw controls while Mollie Kaplan had three draw controls. Olivia Going led the Crimson & Gray with five ground balls and one caused turnover. Emily Harris finished with 10 saves and three ground balls in her first career start. The Moccasins got on the board just 2:45 after the opening draw on a free position goal by Hailey Daleo, one of her game-high four goals on the day. O’Brien answered with her own free position tally less than a minute later to even the score at 1-1 with 16:20 left in the first half. However, FSC took over momentum from there and proceeded to score 11 unanswered goals and carried a 12-1 advantage into halftime. O’Brien made the margin 12-2 early in second half after beating her defender with a nifty spin dodge up top and burying her second goal of the day with 29:14 to go. The Mocs responded with a 5-0 run to build their lead to 17-2 with 14:40 left in the second half. Morris bullied her way through the FSC defense to net the Panthers’ third goal on a free position attempt with 5:27 remaining in the game. FSC outshot Tech 41-16 in the game, including a 27-10 edge in shots on goal. The two teams were even in draw controls with 11 apiece. The Panthers went 1-4 on free position attempts and converted on 12-16 clears. Florida Southern went 3-8 on its free position opportunities and 17-18 on clear attempts. Florida Tech will look to bounce back when the Panthers travel to Boca Raton for their first Sunshine State Conference game of the season against Lynn on Wednesday, March 24. The contest is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Bobby Campbell Stadium. For the latest news, updates, and information on the Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team, visit Fans can also stay up to date on the latest Panthers news by following Florida Tech Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.   **************   via  

FSC Routs Florida Tech in Season Opener

Excerpt: The eighth-ranked Florida Southern Moccasins just continue to reload every year and they got off to a good start in 2021, beating No. 21 Florida Tech 17-3  on Saturday, in the Women’s Lacrosse opener for both teams. Junior Kailee O’Brien scored two of the Panthers’ goals, with the other coming off the stick of sophomore  Kylie Morris. The Panthers (0-1) were outshot 41-16, with freshman goalie Emily Harris making 10 saves. She was under siege all day long. Brittany Iamele made seven saves in goal for Florida Southern. Florida Tech also hurt themselves with 15 turnovers. They were 12-of-16 on clears, while FSC was 17-for-18. The Mocs topped the Panthers 18-12 on groundballs and got eight free-position shots to the Panthers four. Read the rest HERE