SSC: ERAU Women 14-9 over FIT – Both Recaps
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No. 18 Women’s Lacrosse Pulls Away Late to Earn First Conference Win of the Season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Five fourth-quarter goals lifted the 18th-ranked Embry-Riddle women’s lacrosse team to a 14-9 win over Sunshine State Conference foe Florida Tech, Saturday at the Embry-Riddle Lacrosse Stadium. The Eagles outscored the Panthers (8-4, 0-2) 5-1 in the final 15 minutes of play to improve to 10-1 on the year and 1-0 in league play.
After Kenley Zeruto netted the first goal of the game, the Panthers rattled off three scores in a row to go up 3-1 with 4:17 left in the first quarter. Following the Panthers’ third goal, Squire won the draw and took the ball all the way to the goal to make it a one-goal game. The next draw also went to the Eagles with Ellie Daily picking up the ball. The Eagles found Squire and once again, the sophomore’s individual effort led to a goal, leveling the score at 3-3. The Eagles weren’t finished, however, as after a pair of missed shots, Anna Maurer collected the ball and scored a goal of her own to put the Eagles up 4-3 heading into the second quarter.
The start of the second period featured Eagle goals from Maurer and Maile Kuo, whose first goal of the season extended the lead to 6-3. The Panthers had an answer, however, scoring three goals in the final 7:15 to tie the game at the half.
The third quarter featured another 3-2 scoring margin, this time in favor of the Eagles who outscored the Panthers 3-2 to take a 9-8 edge into the final frame.
The fourth period was all Embry-Riddle. Alexa Zeruto finished a pass from Kenley Zeruto less than 30 seconds in to give the Eagles a two-goal lead. The Panthers managed to cut that lead in half with 11:58 remaining in the game, but that is the last time they would find the back of the net. After Alexa Zeruto reclaimed the two-goal advantage for the Blue and Gold at the 8:24 mark, ERAU got two more goals from Squire and another from Samantha Reich to seal the win.
The Eagles continue conference play on Wednesday when they make the short trip to Winter Park to take on No. 10 Rollins. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Johnson’s Four Goals Not Enough as No.18 Embry-Riddle Outlast Florida Tech
Rachel Johnson recorded four goals in Floirda Tech’s 14-9 loss against Embry-Riddle
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team traveled to Dayton Beach on Saturday afternoon where they faced off against the. No.18 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Eagles.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: (RV) Florida Tech 9, (#18) 14 Embry-Riddle
Records: Florida Tech (8-4, 0-2 SSC) | ERAU (10-1, 1-0, SSC)
Locations: Embry-Riddle Lacrosse Field | Daytona Beach, Fla.
- Embry-Riddle scored first to take the early lead.
- Kayla Minton tied the game up off an assist from Sophia Scichilone
- Scichilone then scored her first goal of the game followed by a goal from Rachel Johnson to put Tech up 3-1.
- Both Scichilone and Johnson goals were unassisted.
- The Eagles finished off the first quarter scoring three straight goals to go ahead 4-3.
- ERAU started off the second where they left off scoring two more goals to make it five unanswered goals against the Panthers.
- Jennifer Boyle would score for Tech with 7:15 to go in the second to trail 6-4.
- Boyle would assist on Kayla Minton’s second goal of the game as Tech trailed 6-5.
- Minton would score again to tie up the game with 1:51 to make it a tied at 6-6 heading into the half.
- The Eagles scored first to take the lead in the second half of the game before Johnson tied it up again for the Panthers at 7-7.
- Two unanswered goals by ERAU increased the Eagles lead to two.
- Johnson would score again for Tech making it a 9-8 Embry-Riddle lead heading into the final quarter of the game.
- Embry-Riddle scored first to make it 10-8 until Rachel Johnson’s fourth goal of the game left Tech down by one with 11:58 remaining.
- The Eagles would take a big lead scoring four unanswered goals to close out the game and take the 14-9 victory.
- Rachel Johnson led the Panthers scoring charge with a total of four goals.
- Kayla Minton recorded a hat trick finishing with three points.
- Both Scichilone and Boyle finished with two points, each with one goal and one assist.
- Maggie Reed led the team with four ground balls.
- Millie Hurt recorded a team high three caused turnovers and tied a team high four draw control wins with Jennifer Boyle as each recorded four.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
- Embry-Riddle outshot Florida Tech 31-22 and recorded more shots on going (SOG) with ERAU recording 19 to Tech’s 14.
- Both teams’ goalies recorded five saves.
- Tech turned the ball over 20 times with the Eagles turning the ball over 17 times.
- The Eagles were 16-19 on clear attempts with Tech going 15-20 on clear attempts.
- Embry Riddle recorded 23 ground balls to the Panthers 14.
- The Eagles won more draw controls with 14 to Tech’s 12 draw control wins.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Florida Tech is now 1-3 all-time against Embry Riddle.
- Tech’s only win against the Eagles dates back to April 14, 2018.
- With four points in today’s game, Rachel Johnson is now four points shy of reaching 100 career points.
UP NEXT: Florida Tech will next travel to West Palm Beach on Wednesday, April 5th for a 7:00 PM game against the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish in Florida Tech’s third SSC matchup of the season.
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