SSC Women: #8 FSC Cruises Past #20 Saint Leo – Both School’s Recaps

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No.8 Mocs Women’s Lacrosse Defeats No. 20 Saint Leo, 17-4


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.


1st Half

  • The host Lions got on the scoreboard first, just 32 seconds into the game, on an unassisted goal.
  • The Mocs responded with a six-goal outburst, with senor midfielder Catherine DeKorte kotting the score at one goal apiece.
  • From there, senior attack Sarah Grady put the Mocs up 2-1, before Lynch scored back-to-back goals to put the Mocs up 4-1.
  • Grady then setup sophomore attack Katie Yeagle for the eventual game-winner, just ten minutes into the game.
  • Lynch would get two more goals in the first half, as the Mocs led 9-2 at the break


2nd Half

  • Grady would open the second half with an unassisted woman-up goal, before Saint Leo scored their third goal of the game.
  • In the second half, junior midfielder Maliah Benedetto would score three times, as senior attack Marina Jozokos would tally twice.



  • Sophomore Patricia Werker played the entire game in goal for Florida Southern, recording eight saves on 18 shots faced.
  • Lynch led the team with six points, while Grady added five, on three goals and two assists.
  • Benedetto added four goals, while Jozokos added three.



The Mocs will face the No. 9 team in the country, the University of Tampa, on Wednesday, March 31, at UT.




#20 Women’s Lacrosse Quick Start Doesn’t Last Against #8 Florida Southern


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.

Fiona McLaughlin went 2-for-2 on the night. Her pair of goals were joined by a ground ball, caused turnover, and draw control. Ashlee Wilsynski scored the Lions’ other two goals of the night.

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.

Up Next

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.