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NAIA: St. Thomas Knocks Off Warner 22-6 – Both Recaps

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Offensive Pressure too Much for Royals in Women’s Lacrosse First Win

by Michelle Murch

LAKE WALES, Fla. (February 11, 2023) – HERstory continues to be made as the first win in women’s lacrosse program history was recorded on Saturday afternoon. The St. Thomas University (STU) Women’s Lacrosse team traveled up to Lake Wales, Florida to take on Warner University in the battle of the two newcomers. This game did not count towards conference action. 

In absolute dominant fashion, the second game ever landed the Bobcats in the win column for the first time. St. Thomas took down Warner 22-6 with an offense outburst. Warner score the first goal of the game. The Bobcats came back and scored nine unanswered goals.

Noelle Heggblod scored the first, of her record setting five on the afternoon, to tie the game up in the first quarter. Kaitlyn Chmelir was right behind Heggblod scoring the second goal to give the Bobcats the lead that they would hole through the rest of play.

Samantha Diadema was the starting goalkeeper for the Bobcats playin all 60-minutes and picking up the win in the net.

The offense had multiple goals in each quarter putting up seven in each of the first two to take a 14-3 lead at the half. Jorja Schooler kept the pressure coming in the second half scoring in the first 33-seconds. Schooler would tie Heggblod for the record setting of five goals. Schooler would be the lone Bobcat to score in each quarter of play. 

Seven different Bobcats recorded at least one goal, five of which had multiple. Behind Schooler and Heggblod was Kiersten Lang with four goals, and Jenna Lynch and Chlemir scored three a piece.

Heggblod lead all of the offense with seven points, Schooler had six, and Lang had five on the day. E’Mya Miller and Presley Satori were the other two Bobcats to score a goal. St. Thomas out-shot Warner 40 to 10 with two double-digit shot attempt quarters. 

The Bobcats will play their first ever home game on Wednesday, February 15 with the start time of 6 p.m. on AutoNation Field.


Warner Women’s Lacrosse Drops Inaugural Match Against STU At Home

by Jan Martinez

LAKE WALES, Fla-  Warner Women’s Lacrosse faced St. Thomas University in the first ever lacrosse game hosted by the Warner University Royals. 

The Lady Royals took on the Bobcats of St. Thomas University in the inaugural game at Warner University. The Royals looked great to begin the game, however the more experienced Bobcats took over in the first half out scoring Warner University 14-3 in the first half of the match. Hannah Glaser had a great first game as a Royals as she registered five goals on nine shots, and two ground balls. Kaylin Brown tallied six saves for the Royals and Mary Doell also registered a goal. Glaser led the Royals in goals and shots on goal with her last goal coming with 3:14 minutes left in the match. Rori Snyder led the team in assists for the match as she registered two assists. The Royals look to continue to build on their first ever lacrosse game at Warner University and will look to continue to improve as the season progresses. 

INSIDE THE MATCH: Warner vs St . Thomas University
FINAL: Warner 6, St. Thomas University 22
RECORDS: Warner (0-1), St. Thomas University (2-1 )


  • Hannah Glaser had a great game to lead the Royals in goals, as she registered 5 goals, and two ground balls. 
  • Senior Mary Doell was right behind Glaser, as she scored on her only shot to cut the deficit of the Royals. 
  • Rori Snyder finished with two assists for the Royals. 

The Royals will be taking on Webber International University on the road in Babson Park, Fla on Saturday, February 18th at 3:00pm.