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SSC Women: Saint Leo 15-11 over FIT – Both Recaps

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#20 Lions Show Heart In Second Half With Win Over Florida Tech

by Carlos Silva

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The #20 Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team fought hard in the second half to close out the Panthers 15-11.

The Lions now move to 9-4 after strong win versus Florida Tech

In the first quarter, it was Eliz Fino continuing her terrific run of form by getting the Lion’s first goal of the game versus the Panthers.

After being down 2-0, the Lions roared back with three goals in a row including the Fino goal mentioned before but it was Ashlee Wilsynski who gave the Lions the lead.

The game was 6-5 in Florida Tech’s favor heading into the second quarter after a fiery first 15 minutes.

In the second quarter, it was Sophia Wood who got the scoring started for the Lions with her ninth goal of the season.

The Panthers went into halftime with a 9-6 lead.

It was Emma Hayhurst’s time to shine as she scored the Green & Gold’s first goal of the third quarter.

The Lions came fighting back and it was Gigi Moll’s goal that put them back in the lead once again.

The Panthers scored a late third quarter tying goal to make the score 11-11 heading into the fourth quarter.

Fiona McLaughlin scored the first goal of the fourth quarter which kick started a run for the Lions.

The Lions strong fourth quarter lead them to a 15-11 win in the end.

The leading scorer for the Lions was Fiona McLaughlin with seven goals on the day.

Up next, the Lions come back home to University Turf Stadium as they welcome Florida Southern for a big SSC matchup. The draw is scheduled for 7:00pm on April 12th.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Saint Leo women’s lacrosse, be sure to visit Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Lions news by following Saint Leo Athletics on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.


Women’s Lacrosse Falters in Second Half to No. 20 Saint Leo

by Alex Henderson

MELBOURNE, FLA. – The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse hosted No. 20 Saint Leo for an early morning 10:00 A.M. showdown as the Panthers took on the Lions in a Battle of the Big Cats.

Final: Florida Tech 11, (#20) Saint Leo 16
Records: Florida Tech (9-5, 1-3 SSC) | Saint Leo (9-4, 1-2, SSC)
Locations: Rick Stottler | Field Melbourne, Fla.


  • Carly Niro and Jennifer Boyle recorded the Panthers first two goals of the game just to give Tech a quick 2-0 lead.
  • Saint Leo answered back with three unanswered goals to lead 3-2.
  • Millie Hurt scored assisted by Boyle to tie the game back up at 3-3.
  • Saint Leo regained the lead less than a minute later after a quick goal.
  • Gillian Craig and Boyle would both score within the final four minutes of the quarter to go ahead 5-4.
  • Boyle’s goal was assisted by Sophia Scichilone.
  • Before the end of the first quarter Saint Leo would tie the game up again.
  • As time expired, Rachel Johnson recorded her 99th career point off an assist from Scichilone to make it a 6-5 game at the end of the first.


  • Craigs second goal of the game came 50 seconds into the quarter to help the Panthers go up by two.
  • Saint Leo brought the game back to within one with 12:08 to go in the second.
  • Kayla Minton’s first goal of the game helped the Crimson and Gray go ahead by two.
  • M. Hurt’s second goal of the game came off an assist from Carly Niro to end the second as the Panthers led 9-6.


  • The Lions scored first in the third bringing there deficit down to two goals.
  • Boyle scored of an assisted from Kayla Minton.
  • With the Panthers leading by three, four unanswered goals by Saint Leo allowed them to lead for the first time since the first quarter.
  • Craig closed out the third by scoring unassisted to make it an 11-11 game heading into the final quarter.


  • The Lions left the Panthers scoreless in the fourth quarter as Saint Leo recorded four unanswered goals and win 15-11.


  • Boyle’s four point from three goals and one assist were a team high.
  • Craig recorded three points from three goals.
  • Sophia Scichilone led the team with two assists.
  • Kailee O’Brien and Jennifer Boyle both led the team in ground balls as each picked up four.
  • O’Brien also led the team with five caused turnovers.
  • Carly Niro recorded a career high five ground balls.


  • Saint Leo outshot the Panthers 29-28.
  • Tech was more accurate with 22 shots on goal to the Lions 21 shots on goal.
  • Emily Harris made six saves in the game with Saint Leo’s Jessica Harclerode making 11 saves.
  • Saint Leo recorded 17 turnovers to Tech’s 12 turnovers.
  • The Lions were 15-18 on clear attempts with the Panthers going 13-17.
  • Saint Leo picked up 21 ground balls compared to the Crimson and Gray’s 18.
  • Tech was outdrawn in the draw control circle as the Lions won 20 of 29 draw controls.
  • Each team recorded two free position shots. 

UP NEXT: Florida Tech will next travel to Boca Raton on Saturday, April 15th for a 1:00 PM game against the Fighting Knights in Florida Tech’s fifth SSC matchup of the season.

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