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Fourth Quarter Rally Not Enough as No.15 Wingate Takes Down Florida Tech Women 13-11

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via FIT press release/website, by Alex Henderson


PBC alum Sophia Schichilone 3G/1A, SJP alum Carly Niro 1G/1A for FIT

WINGATE, N.C. – Florida Tech women’s lacrosse journeyed to Wingate, North Carolina on Monday afternoon for a noon showdown against the No.15 Wingate Bulldogs to close out its North Carolina trip. As the Crimson and Gray trailed 6-12 entering the final 15 minutes of play, A big fourth quarter from the Panthers saw Tech outscore Wingate 5-1 in a comeback attempt, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs came away with the 13-11 win over Tech.

Final: RV Florida Tech 11, @#15 Wingate 13
Records: Florida Tech (2-2, 0-0 SSC) | Wingate (3-1, 1-0 SAC)
Locations: Irwin Belk Stadium| Wingate, N.C.


  • The Bulldogs were the first to put points up on the board following a goal from Megan Millard.
  • Kayla Minton tied the game on a free position goal with 4:32 remaining in the quarter.
  • Emily Blakely and Nelida Watson of Wingate pushed the Bulldog’s lead to two at 3-1 as the quarter concluded.


  • Sophia Scichilone started the second quarter by scoring her 11th goal of the season off an assist from Charlotte Hardie.
  • Carly Niro would go on to make it an even game, tying it 3-3 with 9:09 to play in the half.
  • In the final 8:30 minutes of the quarter, Wingate’s offense scored four goals to take a 7-3 lead, highlighted by two goals from Leah Knowles, to close out the first 30 minutes of play.


  • Scichilone opened the second half, scoring just 12 seconds into the quarter before Wingate found the back of the net less than a minute later, making it a Bulldogs 8-4 lead.
  • The Panthers and Bulldogs would exchange goals yet against 24 seconds apart with Minton scoring on a free position goal for Tech before Wingate answered back to keep it a four-goal game, 9-5.
  • The Bulldogs would continue to add on goals in the third, scoring three more, with two of the three coming from the stick of Millard as Wingate led 12-5.
  • Caroline Finn recorded her fourth goal of the season with 1:10 left in the third to make it a 12-6 game at the end of the quarter.


  • Jennie Boyle’s third goal of the season began the fourth quarter coming off an assist from Michaela Wittman.
  • Boyle would go on to assist Finn in the Panther’s next goal less than two minutes to make it 12-8.
  • Scichilone joined in on Tech’s four unanswered goals, scoring with 9:15 to play in the quarter before Knowles would snap Tech’s scoring streak 14 seconds later to make it 13-9.
  • Karly Liebendorfer became the Panthers’s six-goal scorer of the game, scoring back-to-back goals for the Panthers as Wingate would lead 13-11 with 3:30 to play in the fourth quarter.
  • As time expired neither team would put more points up on the board with Wingate taking home the 13-11 win over Florida Tech.


  • Sophia Scichilone led the Panthers with four points scoring three goals and one assist.
  • The Three Panthers of Finn, Liebendorfer, and Minton all scored two goals for Tech.
  • Annabel FreyMillie Hurt, and Lizzy Christ each recorded three ground balls while Frey led the team with three caused turnovers.


  • In the first meeting between Florida Tech and Wingate, the Panthers move to 0-1 all-time against the Bulldogs.
  • Wingate outshot Florida Tech 31-25 while the Panthers recorded more shots on goal than the Bulldogs 19-17.
  • Wingate recorded a total of 26 turnovers as Tech turned the ball over 19 times.
  • The Panthers were 14-16 on clear attempts while Wingate went 21-27.
  • The Bulldogs scooped up just one more ground ball that Tech with Wingate recording 20 ground balls to the Crimson and Grays 19.
  • At draw controls, Wingate won 15 draws while Tech came away with 13.

UP NEXT: Florida Tech will return home on Friday, March 1st to host the No.10 Regis Rangers from Denver, Colorado, at Rick Stottler Field with the first draw scheduled for 7:00 P.M.

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