SSC Women: Complete Tampa Spartan Effort Stifles Lynn 17-6

 

via Tampa press release

 

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:

FIRST HALF

Lizzie PierpontHear how to pronounce Lizzie Pierpont scored the opening goal of the game (assisted by Cece ColomboHear how to pronounce Cece Colombo), jumpstarting a Spartan attack the scored three goals in the first three minutes of the game. Genie SantarpioHear how to pronounce Genie Santarpio, Tampa’s leading goal scorer, scored the Spartans next two goals at 28:14 (assisted by Cece ColomboHear how to pronounce 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 ColomboHear how to pronounce Cece Colombo show continued, as Cece ColomboHear how to pronounce Cece Colombo scored on the woman-down for a 4-1 Tampa lead. Emma McLoughlinHear how to pronounce 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 ColomboHear how to pronounce 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.

Lauren McNeill (assisted by Cece ColomboHear how to pronounce Cece Colombo) and Olivia Mott (assisted by McNeill) closed the first half with two final goals. Score: 10-4 Tampa

SECOND HALF

Lynn opened the scoring to start the second frame. Tampa then scored the next six goals:

Lynn scored once more, and McNeill (assisted by Cece ColomboHear how to pronounce Cece Colombo) netted her second of the game. Score: 17-6 Tampa

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Genie SantarpioHear how to pronounce Genie Santarpio scored five goals in the game, increasing her team-leading goal total to 15 on the season.
  • Cece ColomboHear how to pronounce Cece Colombo, Tampa’s point leader, enjoyed a seven-point performance on the day, increasing her season point total to 26 (10G, 16A).
  • Emma McLoughlinHear how to pronounce Emma McLoughlinLauren McNeill, and Lizzie PierpontHear how to pronounce Lizzie Pierpont each scored two goals apiece.
  • Freshman Kayla Brennan scored her first career goal.
  • Olivia Mott scored her eighth goal of the year, tied for third-best on the squad.
  • Bridget SutterHear how to pronounce Bridget Sutter earned her second win of the year behind a seven save performance on 13 shots.

 

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • The Spartans defense has only allowed double-digit goals scored in two of six games on the year.

 

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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