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The 20th-ranked Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team got a much-needed win on Wednesday, beating the Lee Flames handily, 22-2. Florida Tech scored 16 goals in the first half.
“I told the team before the game, now is their time to come out and prove who they are and what they look like as a team,” said Panthers head coach McKenzie Rafferty. “I think they did that perfectly on both sides of the ball. Obviously, there’s still some things we can work on, but as a whole, we’re really breaking down, and working on our fundamentals and seeing what we can work on and focus on those things.”
Wednesday’s result was a far cry for the Panthers performance on Sunday in an 18-5 loss to Queens College. The Panthers defense was much improved and the scoring started early, giving the Panthers a cushion to work with.
“We played as a team and we talked a lot about the cohesiveness of our team both on and off the field,” said Rafferty. “This was a good game to come out and work through some of our sets against a different team and see the level that we need to step up to.”
The Panthers outshot Lee 38-6, and dominated ground balls 24-10. Draw controls went the way of the Panthers, 18-8, while they were successful on six of their seven clears.
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