TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 7 ranked University of Tampa women’s lacrosse team hosted the Lynn University Fighting Knights. The Spartans defense led the way for Tampa’s fifth victory of the year.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #7 Tampa 17, Lynn 6
Records: Tampa 5-1 (4-1 SSC), Lynn 1-3 (1-3 SSC)
Location: Naimoli Family Athletic Complex | Tampa, Fla.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Lizzie Pierpont scored the opening goal of the game (assisted by Cece Colombo), jumpstarting a Spartan attack the scored three goals in the first three minutes of the game. Genie Santarpio, Tampa’s leading goal scorer, scored the Spartans next two goals at 28:14 (assisted by Cece Colombo) and in a solo effort on the free position shot at 26:46. Lynn answered at 25:14 to make the score 3-1 Tampa.
The Pierpont and Cece Colombo show continued, as Cece Colombo scored on the woman-down for a 4-1 Tampa lead. Emma McLoughlin added her fifth goal of the season, 5-1 Tampa, followed by Pierpont’s second at the 16:11 mark. Lynn scored once more, 6-2 Tampa. Santarpio netted another, assisted by Pierpont, and Cece Colombo followed shortly thereafter for an 8-2 Spartans lead with 14:02 left. Lynn scored the next two goals to trim Tampa’s lead to four, 8-4 Tampa at the 8:46 minute.
Lynn opened the scoring to start the second frame. Tampa then scored the next six goals:
INSIDE THE STATS:
BEYOND THE BOX:
UP NEXT: The Spartans travel to St. Leo, Fla., to take on the Saint Leo University Lions. Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m.
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