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.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
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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HOW IT HAPPENED:
Less than a minute into the game, junior
was the first player to score, putting Tampa on the board first. Carly Vaccaro Regis answered with a goal of their own.
With 26:48 left in the first half,
netted one for the Spartans off the Assist by Caroline Forester . 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
who was assisted by Kristyn Staley Forester, the second goal was from . LIzzie Pierpont The Rangers scored again before senior
buried one in the cage with 12 minutes to play. Rachel Crawford Regis then scored their 10
thand 11 thpoint before Tampa went on a four-goal run. The Spartans first goal was a man-up goal by
. 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 Vaccaro. Pierpont herself assisted Forester. Regis scored again with :42 remaining in the half.
Heading into halftime, the Regis Rangers led the Tampa Spartans 12-9.
Coming out of the half, the Spartans were back on the board first with a goal from
then scored her first goal of the day, before Claire Swanson 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.
then scored back-to-back goals for the Spartans tying the game at 18. Claire Swanson Regis scored their 19
thgoal with 4:30 remaining. Less than a minute later
scored the Spartans last goal of the game, sending the contest into overtime. Allie Popelar
With 3:53 left in extra minutes, the Rangers scored the first goal, thus winning the game 20-19.
INSIDE THE STATS:
was once again UNSTOPPABLE, leading all Spartans on offense with a whopping five goals and one assist. Carly Vaccaro Following
Vaccaro‘s performance, earned three goals and two assists. Claire Swanson
, Caroline Forester , and Kristyn Staley all stated three goals and one assist. LIzzie Pierpont
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 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 4
th. This game will begin at 7:00 p.m.
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