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No.8 Regis’s Big Second Quarter Proves Costly for FIT Panther Women

Palm Beach Central alum Sophia Scichilone 2G/3A, SJP alum Carly Niro 2G/2A/3CTOs

via FIT press release/website, by Alex Henderson


Melbourne, Fla. – The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse program welcomed non-regional opponent and No.8 IWLCA Ranked Regis to Rick Stottler Field on Friday night for the Panthers home opener. Florida Tech found themselves down against the top 10-ranked team as the Rangers defeated the Crimson and Gray 19-13.

Final: Florida Tech 13, #8 Regis (Colo.) 19
Records: Florida Tech (2-3, 0-0 SSC) | Regis (1-0, 0-0 RMAC)
Locations: Rick Stottler Field | Melbourne, Fla.


  • Jennie Boyle would start the game scoring 26 seconds in off an assist from Sophia Scichilone to give Tech the early 1-0 lead.
  • As Regis trailed 2-1, Shea Murphy of Regis tied it up with 7:43 to play in the quarter.
  • Kayla Minton and Scichilone would be the last two goal scorers of the quarter to give Tech a 4-2 advantage over Regis after 15 minutes of play.


  • Bailey Truex of the Rangers started the second with a goal 26 seconds in before Phoebe Hurt answered back 18 seconds later to make 5-3 Tech.
  • Starting at 12:39, Regis would score five unanswered goals highlighted by a woman-up and even strength goal from Lily Ferguson to help the Rangers take an 8-5 lead.
  • The Panthers would come back to score three straights, to tie it 8-8 highlighted by another two points from Scichilone from a goal and an assist.
  • Gabby Rothermund would contribute to Regis’s next two goals scoring and assisting 14 seconds apart to put Regis ahead 10-8.
  • Carly Niro found the back of the net for her first goal of the game before the Rangers tacked on two more goals before half to give Regis the 12-9 lead after scoring 10 goals in the second.


  • Scoring three goals in a row to start the third would make it the second time in the game in which the Rangers recorded five unanswered goals.
  • The Panthers would go 15 minutes of play from 3:21 in the second to not scoring until 3:00 remaining in the third off Niro’s second goal of the game.
  • Sofie Bender would record Tech’s second goal of the quarter with 52 seconds to play to make it 15-11.
  • With 20 seconds to go before the fourth Shea Murph of Regis would score the final goal of the third to put the Rangers ahead 16-11.


  • Truex of Regis opened the fourth with a goal 24 seconds to make it 17-11 before Charlotte Hardie recorded her second goal of the contest off an assist from Scichilone with 11:43 to play.
  • A quick draw would see Tech score a minute later this time assisted by Niro for the Panther’s final goal of the game with 10:42 to play.
  • Regis would end the contest by scoring two woman-up goals in the final six minutes of play to give the Rangers the 19-13 victory.


  • Sophia Scichilone led the Panthers five points from two goals and three assists.
  • Carly Niro finished with four points from two goals and assists.
  • Kayla Minton recorded a hat trick in the contest scoring three total goals.
  • Annabel Frey and Niro each recorded a team-high four ground balls.
  • Brianna Ellis led the Panthers with four caused turnovers.


  • Florida Tech moves to 2-1 all-time against the Rangers.
  • It was the two teams’ first meeting since the Panther’s 14-13 victory on March 3, 202 over #5 Ranked Regis.
  • Regis outshot Florida Tech 33-30.
  • Both teams made a total of eight saves.
  • Brigit Goetsch of Regis moves to 1-0 on the season while Cailey Canessa moves to 2-3.
  • Regis turned the ball over 23 times while Tech only recorded 18 turnovers.
  • The Rangers went 13-18 on clear attempts while the Panthers were 17-19.
  • 26 of the total 36 draw controls were awarded Megan Bunker (10) and Bailey Truex (9) combining for 19 of Regis’s 26 draw control wins.
  • Regis went 2-4 on Free-Position Shots while Tech went 0-1 on FPS’s.

UP NEXT: Florida Tech will return home on Wednesday, March 6th to take on Anderson at Rick Stottler Field with the first draw scheduled for 7:00 P.M.

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