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SAINT LEO, Fla. – The No. 8 Florida Southern College women’s lacrosse team defeated No. 20 Saint Leo University 17-4 on Wednesday night, at University Turf Field.
The Mocs defeated their second ranked opponent in as many games, as junior Lizzie Lynch paced the Mocs with five goals and one assist.
HOW IT HAPPENED
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Mocs will face the No. 9 team in the country, the University of Tampa, on Wednesday, March 31, at UT.
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo, ranked 20th by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), got on the board first but was unable to upset the eighth-ranked Florida Southern Moccasins in a 17-4 decision Wednesday night at University Turf Stadium. The conference matchup marked the Green and Gold’s first Sunshine State Conference game since April 20, 2019.
Ashley Salvett earned a team-high four draw controls, caused two turnovers, and picked up two ground balls. Delaney Chrisco had a defensive evening with three caused turnovers and two ground balls. Marisa Souchak was also a dominant defensive force with a game-high six ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Goalkeeper Emma Crafton earned six saves seeing 60 minutes of action. The senior from Naples, Florida added five ground balls to her night.
#8 Florida Southern 2-0, 1-0 SSC
#20 Saint Leo 0-2, 0-1 SSC
How It Happened
It only took Wilsynski 32 seconds to find the back of the Mocs net. The quick start was answered with six-straight Florida Southern goals. Wilsynski brought the run to a halt with her second goal of the game. The Mocs were able to squeeze in three more goals before the break for a halftime score of 9-2.
McLaughlin was able to get on the board twice in the second half but it wouldn’t be enough against eight more goals by Florida Southern for the 17-4 final.
Saint Leo will look ahead to Saturday, March 27 when the Lions travel to Melbourne, Fla. to face the Panthers of Florida Tech. The conference game is set to begin at 1 p.m.
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Keeping Our Lions Healthy & Safe
Saint Leo University Athletics is keeping our student-athletes healthy and safe by following a number of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes having student-athletes tested or screened on a regular basis, traveling in smaller groups, holding competitions without fans in attendance, avoiding overnight trips, and wearing masks when not competing. These safety standards meet those set by the NCAA Division II and the Sunshine State Conference President’s Council. At Saint Leo University, the COVID-19 Incident Command Team also reviews the teams’ safety protocol and monitors adherence on a regular basis.