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St Thomas Women Hold Off 4thQ Warner Rally for the 14-12 Win; Chmelir, Lubrant 3G Each, Miller 4 CTOs in Win, Dykes 7G/5CTOs for Warner

AH-Plantation alum Kaitlyn Chmelir 3G, Creekside alum Kylie Lubrant 3G, Lake Wales alum E’Mya Miller 1G/4CTOs, Fort Lauderdale alum Jenna Lytch 1G/1A, Episcopal alum Olivia Parker 1G, Mitchell alum Paige Peters 1G, Newsome alum Ashjan Aljafaary 1G all for St Thomas

Lake Wales alum Bailey Dykes 7G, Land O’Lakes alum Abbie Petrillo 3G, Lake Wales alum Bailey Lightsey 1G for Warner, Milton alum Kaylin Brown with 14 saves for Warner

via St Thomas press release/website, by Alex Hermann


Bobcats Defeat Royals in Hard Fought Battle

LAKE WALES, Fla. (March 26, 2024) – The St. Thomas University (STU) Women’s Lacrosse team faced off against Warner University on Tuesday afternoon. The Bobcats ultimately clinched the hard-fought 14-12 win over the Royals, improving their overall record to 5-5 and 1-2 in Sun Conference play.

Right from the outset, St. Thomas demonstrated their offensive prowess, with Jorja SchoolerKylie Lubrant, and Kaitlyn Chmelir leading the charge. Schooler opened the scoring just over a minute into the game, swiftly followed by Lubrant’s solo effort. With Heavenlee Nichols and Olivia Parker also getting on the scoresheet, St. Thomas dominated the first quarter, establishing an early 8-2 lead. However, Warner refused to back down. As the game progressed into the second quarter, both teams continued to trade blows. Schooler and Paige Peters maintained St. Thomas’ momentum, the second quarter ending with the Bobcats holding a 11-5 lead over the Royals.

Entering the second half, Warner intensified their efforts to mount a comeback. Goals from the Royals narrowed the deficit to just three points by the end of the third quarter. With tensions running high in the final quarter, both teams fought tooth and nail for victory. However, St. Thomas remained composed under pressure, with Kylie Lubrant delivering the decisive blow with a late goal to secure the 14-12 win. The game saw standout performances from individual players on both sides. Lubrant and Chmelir each finished with three goals to their name while Schooler finished with two goals and two assists. On the defensive end, E’Mya Miller led with four cause turnovers in favor of the Bobcats. Miller also put up a goal for the Bobcats, along with Parker, Peters, Jenna LytchAshjan Aljafaary, Heavenlee Nichols who all finished with one. With this victory, St. Thomas improved their season record to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Up next, the Bobcats will host Webber International University on Thursday, March 28th at 6 p.m. at AutoNation Field.