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Palm Beach County Alums Shine in FIT Women’s 21-9 Win over PBA-Both Recaps; Niro and Scichilone Combine for 8G/8A, 12-Goal 1stQ for Panthers

SJP alum Carly Niro 5G/1A, PB Central alum Sophia Scichilone 3G/7A for FIT. Key West alum Bella Marchiano 1G/1A for PBA

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No.19 Panthers Pounce on Sailfish in Morgan’s Message Awareness Game

by Alex Henderson

MELBOURNE, Fla. – No.19 Florida Tech women’s lacrosse achieved its first conference win of the season as they picked up a huge 21-9 win over Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers dedicated in honor of Morgan Rogers, a former Duke University women’s lacrosse player, and the organization Morgan’s Message that was created by Morgan’s friend and Family. Morgan’s Message is a non-profit organization that strives to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health within the student-athlete community and equalize the treatment of physical and mental health in athletics. To learn more about Morgan’s Message click here.

Final: #19 Florida Tech 13, Palme Beach Atlantic 9
Record Florida Tech (7-5, 1-1 SSC) | PBA (3-7, 0-4 SSC)
Locations: Rick Stottler Field| Melbourne, Fla.


  • Florida Tech was dominant from the start scoring its first goal 21 seconds into the game by Carly Niro from Scichilone
  • From there the Panthers would rally off five more goals in less than 10-minutes to blow open the lead to 6-0.
  • Tech’s big run was highlighted by Karly Liebendorfer recording a hat trick off a free position shot while her other two goals came assisted by Caroline Finn and Kayla Minton.
  • PBA would finally put one point on the board as Bella Marchiano scored with 6:27 to go in the first.
  • Tech continued to pounce on the Sailfish throughout the first, recording five unanswered goals to take an 11-1 lead with 3:15 to play.
  • The Crimson and Gray’s second big run was big thanks to Niro and Scichilone both recording three points. Both recorded two goals and an assist.
  • As Rachel Delate of the Sailfish made it an 11-1 game with 1:01 remaining In the first quarter, Kayla Minton quickly started the running clock once again scoring with 37 seconds left to play before the first quarter expired with Tech ahead 12-2.


  • Tech held PBA scoreless for the entire second quarter.
  • Scichilone added two more points from a goal and an assist.
  • Jennie Boyle who assisted on Scichilone’s goal found the back of the net herself to make it a 14-2 Panthers lead with 12:10 to play in the second.
  • Tech’s final goal of the half was scored by Kayla Minton with 9:21 remaining in the quarter, assisted by Scichilone.
  • The Panthers would enter the half leading the Sailfish 15-2.


  • The Sailfish were the first to score in the third as Addyson Johnson found the back of the net one minute into the second half.
  • Emma Angelo recorded her first goal of the game shortly after PBA’s goal, assisted by Scichilone before PBA’s Delate answered back to keep it a 12-goal game.
  • At 9:02, Niro scored once again being assisted by none other than Scichilone.
  • Delate scored her third goal of the game to make it a 17-5 Panthers lead before Angelo scored her second goal of the contest with three seconds remaining to put Florida Tech ahead 18-5 after 45 minutes of play.


  • PBA opened the second with a quick two goals as the Panthers remained in command 18-7.
  • Kyla Vendemia was able to score in the contest at 8:14 off a nice assist from Finn.
  • As the Sailfish answered back with a goal from Annika Limpert, Jennie Boyle scored her third goal of the game with 5:51 remaining.
  • Limpert would score back-to-back goals for PBA, but Tech would have the final say as Charlotte Hardie was able to earn her first goal of the game with 1:11 to play.
  • Hardie was assisted by Angelo on her goal.
  • As the clock expired Tech would pick up its first conference win of the season with a dominant 21-9 win over PBA.


  • Scichilone finished with a career-high 10 points from seven assists and three goals.
  • Carly Niro ended the game with six points from five goals and one assist.
  • Jennie Boyle and Kayla Minton both added four points to their stat sheets with each recording three goals and one assist.
  • In goal for 45 minutes of play, Cailey Canessa led the Panthers with three caused turnovers and three ground balls. Her three ground balls were tied with Boyle for the most in the game.
  • Emma Angelo and Phoebe Hurt were tied for the team’s high amount of draw control wins as both recorded five wins at the circle.


  • Florida Tech improves to 8-0 all-time against Palm Beach Atlantic
  • It is the sixth time in eight games Tech has defeated the sailfish by 10 or more goals.
  • Both Sophia Scichilone and Carly Niro reach 100 career points following their big performances.
  • Scichilone’s 10 points set a lot of big milestones for the sophomore.
  • In Panther program history, Scichilone is now third in single season assists (30) and fourth in career assists (44), Her 59 points this season are 10th best in a season in program history, and her 10 points today make her the fourth Panther ever to have 10 points in a game and the first since Leah Dunn did so back on 4/10/19 vs. PBA.
  • Jennie Boyle moves into the top 10 in program career points (113) and goals (82).
  • Kayla Minton moves to eight on the career goals list (95).

UP NEXT: The Panthers will return to action on Wednesday, April 3rd when the Panthers host No.15 Rollins College in an SSC matchup. The game is set to stake place at Rick Stottler Field with first draw scheduled for 7:00 PM.

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Sailfish Fall on the Road Against Ranked Panthers

by Assistant Director, Athletic Communications

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team hit the road today for a Sunshine State Conference tilt against No. 19 ranked Florida Tech. The Sailfish fell behind early to their hosts and were never able to get back into the game as they fell 21-9. PBA’s record falls to 3-7 on the season overall and 0-3 in conference games.

The Panthers and Sailfish squared off for the second time this season. Florida Tech took down PBA 20-10 in West Palm Beach which was the Sailfish season opener. The ‘Fish have been getting off to strong starts all season, but that wasn’t the case today as they fell behind big in the first quarter of play. FT scored the first six goals of the game before the Sailfish were able to answer halfway through the opening 15 minutes through Bella Marchiano who found the back of the net for the eighth time this season. The home side scored the next five goals of the game before Ella Howlin found Rachel Delate for the goal. The Panthers added one more as they reached the ten-goal margin needed for a running clock, leading 12-2 after the first.

Courtney Rausch got the start in net for PBA, but she was removed for Georgia Karns after 12 minutes of play. Neither goalie was able to have much success as they combined to make six saves while allowing 21 goals. The Sailfish were outshot 31-20 for the game while the ‘Fish trailed 15-2 at the half.

Delate finished with three goals for the game as she continued to lead the team with 39 goals on the season. PBA was able to score seven goals in the second half, but they never got the deficit below 11 goals. Sara Metheny led PBA with two ground balls while Katie Caras led the defense by forcing two turnovers. 

The Sailfish have a quick turnaround as they are back in action on Tuesday. PBA plays host to a Lynn side that is 10-1 on the season and carries a 1-1 record in conference play entering today.