Tampa Women: #9 Rangers Escape Upset in Overtime with #11 Spartans

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via Tampa press release


TAMPA, Fla. –The No. 9 Regis Rangers slip past the No. 11 University of Tampa Spartans in overtime, by a final score of 20-19.



Final: No. 11 Tampa Spartans 19, No. 9 Regis Rangers 20

Records: Tampa (3-2), Regis (3-0)

Location:  Regis Lacrosse Field | Denver, Colo.

All-time Series: The Rangers now lead the all-time series with the Spartans 1-0.

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1st Half

  • Less than a minute into the game, junior Carly VaccaroHear how to pronounce Carly Vaccaro was the first player to score, putting Tampa on the board first.
  • Regis answered with a goal of their own.
  • With 26:48 left in the first half, Caroline ForesterHear how to pronounce Caroline Forester netted one for the Spartans off the Assist by Claire Swanson.
  • Regis then scored the next seven goals, cushioning their lead 8-2.
  • The Spartans battled back with two goals. The first was by Kristyn StaleyHear how to pronounce Kristyn Staley who was assisted by Forester, the second goal was from LIzzie PierpontHear how to pronounce LIzzie Pierpont.
  • The Rangers scored again before senior Rachel Crawford buried one in the cage with 12 minutes to play.
  • Regis then scored their 10thand 11thpoint before Tampa went on a four-goal run.
  • The Spartans first goal was a man-up goal by Carly VaccaroHear how to pronounce Carly Vaccaro.
  • Staleynetted the second with 7:21 remaining in the half.
  • The Spartans last two goals of the first half were scored by Pierpont and Forester respectively. Pierpont’swas off the assist by VaccaroPierpont herself assisted Forester.
  • Regis scored again with :42 remaining in the half.
  • Heading into halftime, the Regis Rangers led the Tampa Spartans 12-9.


2nd Half

  • Coming out of the half, the Spartans were back on the board first with a goal from Forester.
  • Claire Swanson then scored her first goal of the day, before Staley and Pierpont each stated another goal in the contest.
  • The Rangers scored four more unanswered goals before Vaccaro ended Tampa’s scoring drought with 16:08 remaining.
  • Vaccaro then scored again for the Spartans with 13:38 remaining, narrowing the Rangers lead 17-15. This goal came off the pass by Crawford.
  • The Rangers and Spartans then traded goals. Once again it was Vaccaro who scored for UT, off the assist by Staley.
  • Claire Swanson then scored back-to-back goals for the Spartans tying the game at 18.
  • Regis scored their 19thgoal with 4:30 remaining.
  • Less than a minute later Allie PopelarHear how to pronounce Allie Popelar scored the Spartans last goal of the game, sending the contest into overtime.



  • With 3:53 left in extra minutes, the Rangers scored the first goal, thus winning the game 20-19.



  • Carly VaccaroHear how to pronounce Carly Vaccaro was once again UNSTOPPABLE, leading all Spartans on offense with a whopping five goals and one assist.
  • Following Vaccaro‘s performance, Claire Swanson earned three goals and two assists.
  • Caroline ForesterHear how to pronounce Caroline ForesterKristyn StaleyHear how to pronounce Kristyn Staley, and LIzzie PierpontHear how to pronounce LIzzie Pierpont all stated three goals and one assist.
  • Swanson led the Spartans in draw control wins with 11 in the contest.
  • Swanson and Forester also led the team in caused turnovers, each with three.
  • Bridget SutterHear how to pronounce Bridget Sutter played then entire 62:07 for the Spartans. In the contest, she tallied nine saves.



The Spartans will take on the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Mountain Lions on Monday, March 4th. This game will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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