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Women’s lacrosse opens the season by overpowering the Panthers

by Grace Schwab – photo via Gulf South Conference

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Flagler College women’s lacrosse team set a precedent in tonight’s season opener at the Florida Institute of Technology, overpowering the Panthers 18-6.

Saints captain Kaitlyn Trainor kicked off the Flagler offense scoring her first of four goals at 6:37 in the first quarter.

The Panthers responded with their first goal of the game by Sophia Scichilone with only 3:30 left in the quarter tying up the game.

The second quarter started off with a Panther goal within the first three minutes.

The Saints fired back with unassisted goals by both Jessica Wright and Claudia Tanksley.

The two teams fired back and forth with captain Jordan Green scoring, cutting Flagler’s deficit to 4-3 with 5:06 left in the half.

Flagler truly dialed into its offense when freshman Delaney Brown scored her first collegiate goal in the last 14 seconds of the half followed by captain Carly LaFerriere scoring on a man-up free position shot with exactly one second left bringing the score to 6-5, Saints.

Flagler continued to hold off Tech the entire third quarter scoring five unanswered goals, making it 11-5.

The Saints have their equally strong defensive unit to thank for this, with a total of 12 groundballs, five caused turnovers, and a standout performance by goalie Lauren Ribadeneira with 10 saves.

The Saints had another high-scoring quarter to end the game 18-6.

Up next for the Saints will be their home opener against Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.

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Scoring Summary

1st PeriodFLGFIT
06:37FLGFLG – Katelyn Trainor Assisted by Sydney Onega10
03:33FITFIT – Sophia Scichilone Assisted by Charlotte Hardie11
2nd PeriodFLGFIT
12:40FITFIT – Rachel Johnson12
12:12FLGFLG – Jessica Wright22
11:17FLGFLG – Claudia Tanksley32
07:58FITFIT – Carly Niro33
05:06FLGFLG – Jordan Green43
02:08FITFIT – Charlotte Hardie44
01:05FITFIT – Sophia Scichilone45
00:14FLGFLG – Delaney Brown55
00:01FLGFLG – Carly LaFerriere65
3rd PeriodFLGFIT
13:27FLGFLG – Carley Tepel75
11:31FLGFLG – Katelyn Trainor85
06:28FLGFLG – Jessica Wright95
03:54FLGFLG – Katelyn Trainor105
00:03FLGFLG – Katelyn Trainor115
4th PeriodFLGFIT
13:34FLGFLG – Kate Piscopo125
09:03FITFIT – Gillian Craig126
08:18FLGFLG – Jordan Green136
07:13FLGFLG – Ella Pinder146
06:48FLGFLG – Jessica Wright156
05:26FLGFLG – Delaney Brown Assisted by Katelyn Trainor166
04:07FLGFLG – Carley Tepel176
00:35FLGFLG – Delaney Brown Assisted by Ella Pinder186


The Saints March on Past the Panthers

by Alex Henderson

Melbourne, Fla. – The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team was defeated by the Flagler Saints, who are receiving votes in the IWLCA polls, by a score of 18-7 Saturday, February 4th in the Panthers season opener at Rick Stottler Field.

Final: Florida Tech 6, Flagler 18
Records: Florida Tech (0-1, 0-0 SSC) | Flagler (1-0, 0-0 GSC)
Locations: Rick Stottler Field | Melbourne, Fla.  


  • Flagler was first on the board to go up 1-0 with 6:37 left in the first
  • Sophia Scichilone got the Panther’s first goal of the season with an assist from Charlotte Hardie with 3:33 to go in the 1st and headed into the second quarter tied 1-1. 


  • Rachel Johnson put Tech up 2-1 to start of the second quarter before Flagler recorded two more goals of their own to go back up 3-2.
  • The Panthers would tie the game up again at 3-3 with a goal from Carly Niro, before Flagler would jump ahead just above two minutes later to make it 4-3, Saints.
  • Charlotte Hardie then recorded her first goal of the season a woman up with 2:08 to go before half before Scichilone scored her second goal of the night a minute and three seconds later to go up 5-4.
  • The Saint then responded with two goals in the final 15 seconds before the half to lead 6-5.


  • Flagler shut out the Panther in the third period recording a total of five goals to go up 11-5 heading into the final quarter of the game.


  • The Saints opened the last quarter with a goal that extended their streak to eight unanswered goals.
  • Gillian Craig recorded a woman down a goal with 9:03 to go in the fourth to make it 12-6, Flagler.
  • Six more unanswered goals by Flagler closed out the game as the Saints marched off with the 18-6 win.  


  • Scichilone led the Panthers going 2-2 on free position shots and recorded one ground ball.
  • Emma Angelo won four draw controls throughout the night.
  • Hardie, Jennifer Boyle, and Millie Hurt each had one caused turnover.
  • Boyle led the team in ground balls with two. 


  • The Saints ended with an edge I. shots (35-20)
  • Both teams were even in draw controls with 12 each
  • Florida Tech went 9-11 on clears while Flagler went 11-13
  • Flagler recorded two more free position shots over the Panthers (6-4)

UP NEXT: Florida Tech will be back in action Tuesday, Feb. 7 at home against St. Thomas (Fla.)  at 7 p.m.

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