FIT: Women’s Lacrosse Comes Up Short at LMU

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via FIT press prelease, by Alex Henderson


Harrogate, Tenn. – The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team journeyed to the Volunteer State of Tennessee Friday afternoon to take on the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Railsplitters where they came up short.  

Final: Florida Tech 16, LMU 17
Records: Florida Tech (2-2, 0-0 SSC) LMU (2-3, 0-0 South Atlantic Conference)
Locations: Lincoln Memorial Lacrosse Complex | Harrogate, Tenn.  


  • Jennifer Boyle recorded the first goal of the game to take a lead 1:51 into the game.
  • Goals for Gillian Craig and Sophia Scichilone each scored with an LMU goal in between theirs to put Tech up 3-1.
  • The Railsplitters went on to score four unanswered goals to go ahead 5-3.
  • LMU would go back up by two before Craigs second goal of the game left the Panthers trailing by one at the end of the first. 


  • A goal from Kayla Minton 1:06 into the second quarter tied the game at 6-6.
  • Scichilone second goal on the evening gave Tech the one goal lead.
  • LMU’s two unanswered goals would give them the lead 8-7.
  • For Minton’s second goal of the game, she tied things up at 8-8 before Craig recorded a hat-trick to put tech up 9-8.
  • The Panthers would not trail for the remainder of the second quarter.
  • Rachel Johnson scored her first goal of the game with 6:41 remaining before half before Millie Hurt would later score to give the Panthers a 11-9 lead.
  • With 2:25 to go before half Johnson picked up two more goals to become the second Panther in the game to record a hat trick.
  • Tech would lead 13-9 heading into halftime.


  • Minton become the third Panther to score a hat trick I the game extending Techs lead by five.
  • Following an LMU goal, Johnson scored her fourth goal of the contest to make thing 15-10
  • The Railsplitters would go on to tie the game following five unawarded goals making it 15-15.
  • Scichilone’s third goal of the game was her first career hat trick and gave the Panthers the 1615 lead heading into the final quarter.


  • LMU tied the game up 1:21 into the fourth quarter.
  • Nearly 10-minutes would go by before LMU scored the game winning goal with 4:29 to go In the quarter.
  • the Railsplitters picked up the win with a final score of 17-16.


  • Gillian Craig picked up her first career hat trick in the game. 
  • Sophia Scichilone picked up her first career hat trick.
  • Rachel Johnsons scored her ninth career hat trick.
  • Craig led the team in points with five points scoring four goals and one assist.
  • Rachel Johnson finished with four points from four goals.
  • Both Kayla Minton and Sophia Scichilone recorded three goals for three points.
  • Charlotte Hardie led the team in both ground balls and caused turnovers with three ground balls and six caused turnovers.


  • Florida Tech drops to 0-1 to LMU following the teams inaugural meeting.

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