FIT: Big Game for Boyle, Niro Gives Panthers Big Win Over Wolves
via FIT press release/website, by Alex Henderson
Melbourne, Fla. – Florida Tech women’s lacrosse stayed hot as they played Sunday afternoon in a 1:00 pm game against the Newberry Wolves. The Panthers came out on top 20-5 thanks to big offensive performances from Carly Niro and Jennifer Boyle.
FINAL: Florida Tech 20, Newberry 5
Records: Florida Tech (6-2, 0-0 SSC), Newberry (5-3, 2-0 SAC)
Locations: Rick Stottler Field | Melbourne, Fla.
- Sophomore attack Carly Niro picked up where she left off last game, scoring the Panthers first goal of the game 5:43 into the game.
- Newberry answered back just over a minute later.
- Gillian Craig recorded her 15th goal of the season to give the Panthers the 2-1 lead.
- Rachel Johnson scored, assisted by Jennifer Boyle to put Tech up 3-1.
- Unassisted goals from Boyle and Johnson gave the Crimson the 5-1 lead before the Wolves answered back to make it 5-2 at the end of the first.
- Charlotte Hardie, assisted from Sophia Scichilone opened up the second to put the Crimson and Grey up 6-2 before Scichilone scored an unassisted goal herself.
- Newberry found the back of the net with 9:42 left in the second.
- An unassisted goal from Niro would spark an 11-unaswered goal streak for Tech as the Panthers led 8-6.
- Boyle’s second goal of the afternoon came with 1:31 to go in the half as Gillian Craig got her second goal of the game just 14 seconds later.
- With three seconds to go Boyle scored her third goal of the game giving Tech the 11-3 lead heading into halftime.
- Scichilone started off the third scoring 1:12 into the quarter unassisted.
- Johnson’s third goal of the game came 1:13 later as she scored with 12:32 to go in the third.
- Hardie’s second goal of the afternoon was assisted by Gabrielle Skowronski as the Panthers took charge with a huge 14-3 lead.
- The Karly and Carly connection struck for the first time in the game with 5:35 to go in the third as Karly Liebendorfer put Tech up 15-3 with 5:35 to go in the third.
- Johnson’s fourth and final goal of the game was assisted by Craig to close out the third as the Panthers kept the Wolves scoreless in the third and lead 16-3 going into the final quarter.
- Jennifer Boyle’s fourth goal of the contest started the fourth.
- A one knee sliding assist from Carly Niro set up Karly Liebendorfer for the pairs second assist and goal of the game with 11:46 remaining.
- Newberry snapped it’s 11 unanswered goal streaks scoring with 9:20 to go in the game.
- Charlotte Hardie scored a woman down goal from. Niro’s third assist in the game before Newberry answered back just over one minute later.
- Caroline Finn found herself in the points column scoring with 1:52 to go in the game off another Niro assist as the Panthers took the win 20-5 over the Wolves.
- Starting in goal for the first 45 minutes of the game, Emily Harris picked up her fourth win of the season as she mad four saves finishing with a .571 save percentage and picking up two ground balls against the Wolves.
- Carly Niro finished the game with six points from two goals and a team and personal season high four assists.
- Jennifer Boyle recorded a season best five points from four goals and one assist while Rachel Johnson totaled four points from four goals.
- Scichilone tallied two goals and two assist for four points.
- Hardie, alongside Johnson and Boyle, all scored hat tricks.
- Boyle also tallied career high stats with seven ground balls and seven draw control wins against the Wolves. Her seven ground balls are the fifth most in a single game in Panther’s history.
- Maggie Reed led the team with three caused turnovers along with recording two ground balls.
- Elizabeth Christ led the team with seven draw control wins.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Florida Tech outshot Newberry 33-13 with Tech recording 25 shots on goal to the Wolves nine.
- Newberry out saved Tech 5-4.
- Newberry received 22 fouls with the Crimson and Gray only recording nine fouls.
- The Wolves turned the ball over 21 times compared to the panthers 13 turnovers.
- Tech went 10-13 on clear attempts compared to Newberry who went 10-19 on clear attempts.
- The Crimson and Gray recorded 27 ground balls to that of Newberry’s 12 ground balls.
- The Panthers recorded 21 draw control wins with Newberry winning eight draw controls.
- Newberry received three free position shots with tech taking two free position shots.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- Tech leads the Sunshine State Conference in goals scored with 134.
- Their 134 goals to 245 shots taken give them the third highest shot percentage in the SSC with .547%
- Tech leads the conference averaging .380 woman down goals per game.
- Rachel Johnson’s 20 goals this season are the seventh most in the SSC.
- Niro’s 10 assists place her with the ninth most in the SSC.
- Her 25 total points puts her 10th in the SSC standings.
- Boyle’s 23 ground balls give her the most in the conference with Niro in sixth with 18 ground balls.
- Charlotte Hardie is tied for the most ground balls this season in the conference with 14.
- Christ, Angelo, and Boyle all sit in the top 10 in draw control wins in the SSC.
- The Panthers 21 Draw controls wins places them two shy of the team’s all-time single game record.
UP NEXT: The Panthers will continue their six game home stand with their fourth game in a row at Rick Stottler Field on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 PM when they’ll host the Quincy University Hawks.
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