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SSC Women: #5 Tampa Slips by #4 FSC 15-14 – Both Recaps!

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No.5 Spartans Slither by No.4 Mocs in Top Five Matchup at Home

TAMPA, FL. – The No. 5 University of Tampa women’s lacrosse team slither past No.4 Florida Southern in an intense matchup at home.


Final: No.5 University of Tampa 15, No.4 Florida Southern 14

Records: Tampa (11-2, 3-0 SSC), FSC (10-2, 1-1 SSC)

Location: Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex | Tampa, Fl


First Quarter: The game opened with Mocs taking the first shot but it was saved by Alex Walling. The Spartans comes down the field and finds the back of the net early with a goal by Allie Peebles, assisted by Olivia Mott. The Mocs didn’t wait too long until they put their first points on the board. From there, it was back and forth for the first four goals of the afternoon. This didn’t stop the Spartans though, as they took a three point lead to close out the first. The goals for the Spartans were scored as follows:

13:46 – Allie Peebles, assisted by Olivia Mott

12:40 – Emma McLoughlin, assisted by Olivia Mott

10:29 – Gia Colombo, unassisted

9:49 – Gia Colombo, unassisted

7:09 – Emma McLoughlin, unassisted

0:51 – Sarah Hinkle, assisted by Julia Kolderman

Score: 7-4 (Tampa)

Second Quarter: The second quarter started with the Mocs scoring first. Once the Spartans set of their offense, they were quick to put the ball in the net. The Mocs aren’t done yet as they cut the Spartans lead to two. The Spartan’s defense put pressure on the Mocs as they were forced to take a timeout. The Mocs sneak a goal in as they attempted to brew up some momentum scoring another goal with 3:14 left in the quarter. The Spartans didn’t let this momentum simmer for long as they scored with a little under a minute left in the quarter regaining their two point lead. The Spartan goals headed into halftime were scored as follows:

13:26 – Sarah Hinkle, assisted by Sophi Wrisk

9:18 – Julia Kolderman, unassisted

0:56 – Lizzie Pierpont, unassisted

Score: 10-8 (Tampa)

Third Quarter: Coming out halftime, the Mocs opened the scoring again tying the game at 10 causing the Spartans to take a timeout. The Spartans regain their energy with a goal by Julia Kolderman. The Mocs weren’t letting up easy, as they tied the game again at 11. The Spartans close out the game with a goal by Peebles that yet again ties the game at 12. The Spartans goals were scored as follows:

8:23 – Julia Kolderman, unassisted

3:11 – Allie Peebles, assisted by Lizzie Pierpont

Score: 12-12 (Tie)

Fourth Quarter: The last quarter begins with Tampa getting on the board first. The fourth quarter is intense as each team looks to gain a lead. The Mocs respond to the Spartan’s goal with one of their own tying the game at 13. From there, the Spartans got the upperhand scoring two goals to put them up by one with seven minutes left in the game. The Spartans maintained their lead, playing high quality defense and slithered their way past the No.4 team in the country. The Spartan goals for the fourth quarter were scored as follows:

Final: 15-14 (Tampa)



  • Olivia Mott is two points away from having 100 career points.
  • Sarah Hinkle set a new season high after winning 10 draw controls
  • Dani Waters set a new season-high with her six groundballs this afternoon

UP NEXT: The Spartans head on the road as they go head to head with Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday, April 8 at 3 p.m.


#4 Mocs Fall Just Short at #5 Spartans in Tough Top-5 Battle

TAMPA, Fla. – A top-five Division II women’s lacrosse matchup at Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex saw the fourth-ranked Florida Southern Moccasins fall 15-14 to the fifth-ranked Tampa Spartans Wednesday afternoon.

The Mocs (10-2, 1-1 SSC) dropped its second game, the first Sunshine State Conference game of the season, to the Spartans (11-2, 3-0 SSC) on the road.

Madison Tare paced the Mocs with a game-high six goals while adding two assists for a game-high eight points. Jackie Stoller added three goals on the day while Lizzy Lynch had two. Abby McFerrenSammy Gorrasi, and Hailey Daleo all found the back of the net once.

Rylie Rittberg got the nod between the pipes, but it was Sydney O’Neill who played the majority of the game and had a strong showing with 12 stops, including multiple free position attempts late in the game from the Spartans.

The two teams traded goals in the early minutes of the opening stanza. Tare had four first quarter, to challenge the Spartans’ offense and spark the Moccasins. Tied at four, Tampa would rattle off three unanswered goals to end the first to take a 7-4 lead.

Jackie Stoller had back-to-back goals for the Mocs to cut the deficit to 8-6 before Tampa answered just over a minute later to take a three-goal lead, 9-6 into the final nine minutes of the first half.

Madison Tare would again find the back of the net to make it 9-7 before Hailey Daleo scored her first goal off a pass from Ellie Griffin to make it 9-8 with three minutes to go. The Spartans got a late second-quarter goal to head into the half leading 10-8.

The Moccasins would see Lizzy Lynch earn a free position where she converted, for a 10-9 game, 50-seconds before Stoller scored to tie the game at 10-10.  The two top offenses in the conference battled it out for the final eight minutes of the quarter, trading goals to head to the fourth tied at 12.

Tampa opened the final quarter with a goal three and a half minutes in, to regain a 13-12 lead, but again the Mocs rallied back to tie it at 13 with another Lynch goal. Stoller picked up a loose ball in the midfield where head coach Kara Reber called time right outside the offensive box. On the ensuing possession, Stoller cut to the goal as Lynch flashed around the back side for a quick score.

The Spartans scored just under a minute later to take the 14-13 lead once again. Tare would again earn another free position attempt and bury it into the back of the net to tie it with 7:50 to play. The Spartans scored 50 seconds later to take a 15-14 lead.

Florida Southern had several chances come up just short, while Sydney O’Neill had major saves late in the game to keep the Mocs down by one. With just three minutes to play, Tampa was awarded a late reset on the shot clock that all but allowed the Spartans to run out the clock completely, leaving just six seconds and a full field to go. Tampa took home the 15-14 win and just the third win over Florida Southern in the 14-game series.

No. 4 Florida Southern will look to bounce back quickly, as the Moccasins host No. 7 Rollins on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Berend Field and the Barnett Athletic Complex.

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Scoring Summary

1st PeriodFT
13:46TAMPATAMPA – Allie Peebles Assisted by Olivia Mott01
13:06FLORIDAFLORIDA – Madison Tare11
12:40TAMPATAMPA – Emma McLoughlin Assisted by Olivia Mott12
11:40FLORIDAFLORIDA – Madison Tare22
11:33FLORIDAFLORIDA – Madison Tare Assisted by Ellie Griffin32
10:29TAMPATAMPA – Gia Colombo33
09:49TAMPATAMPA – Gia Colombo34
08:42FLORIDAFLORIDA – Madison Tare44
07:54TAMPATAMPA – Gia Colombo45
07:09TAMPATAMPA – Emma McLoughlin46
00:51TAMPATAMPA – Sarah Hinkle Assisted by Julia Kolderman47
2nd Period
14:19FLORIDAFLORIDA – Jackie Stoller57
13:26TAMPATAMPA – Sarah Hinkle Assisted by Sophi Wrisk58
10:49FLORIDAFLORIDA – Jackie Stoller68
09:18TAMPATAMPA – Julia Kolderman69
03:57FLORIDAFLORIDA – Madison Tare79
03:14FLORIDAFLORIDA – Hailey Daleo Assisted by Ellie Griffin89
00:56TAMPATAMPA – Lizzie Pierpont810
3rd Period
10:19FLORIDAFLORIDA – Lizzy Lynch910
09:31FLORIDAFLORIDA – Jackie Stoller1010
08:23TAMPATAMPA – Julia Kolderman1011
07:30FLORIDAFLORIDA – Sammy Gorrasi Assisted by Madison Tare1111
03:11TAMPATAMPA – Allie Peebles Assisted by Lizzie Pierpont1112
01:38FLORIDAFLORIDA – Abby McFerren Assisted by Madison Tare1212
4th Period
11:42TAMPATAMPA – Sarah Hinkle1213
09:25FLORIDAFLORIDA – Lizzy Lynch Assisted by Jackie Stoller1313
08:33TAMPATAMPA – Julia Kolderman1314
07:51FLORIDAFLORIDA – Madison Tare1414
07:00TAMPATAMPA – Sarah Hinkle Assisted by Gia Colombo1415