via press release – photo by Amand Stratford Photography
MELBOURNE, Fla. (Women’s Lacrosse) – Florida Tech (8-4, 0-0 SSC) will be seeking its first road win of the season when it opens Sunshine State Conference-play against Tampa (3-8, 0-2 SSC) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex.
The Panthers are coming off a disappointing 10-9 loss to McKendree on the road on Mar. 28. FIT led 7-3 at the break before being outscored 7-2 in the second half on the way to its second consecutive defeat.
Caroline Dunleavy paced the Panthers with four goals while Sara Grenier recorded two goals and five ground balls in the loss to the Bearcats. Allie Modica added one goal to go along with seven draw controls, five ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Through 12 games, Grenier leads the SSC with 40 points while her 32 goals are second-most in the conference. Dunleavy andAllie Modica are tied for third in the league with 28 goals apiece.
Modica is also second in the SSC in ground balls (37), draw controls (37) and caused turnovers (26). Sam Schiano tops the conference with 29 caused turnovers while Arielle Gunderson is third with 21 this season. Stephanie Stuart is allowing 9.22 goals per game and has 77 saves this season.
Tampa fell to No. 11 Florida Southern 18-7 in its previous outing on Apr. 3 in Lakeland, Fla. Emilie Barbosa led UT with two goals and Rachel Crawford added a goal and an assist. Four other Spartans tallied one goal apiece.
Amanda Voges is Tampa’s top points-getter with 26 on a team-best 21 goals. Amanda Rom and Natalie Carraway are tied for second with 17 points. Rom also leads the Spartans with 27 draw controls while Liz Kramer is first on the team with 15 caused turnovers.
Caili Guilday has started all 11 games in goal for UT and boasts 99 saves and an 11.96 goals against average.
Florida Tech doubled-up Tampa 20-10 in the teams’ first ever meeting last season on Apr. 11 in Tampa. Dunleavy tied a school-record with nine points, on three goals and six assists, in the victory while Grenier added six goals and one assist. Voges paced the Spartans with four goals and an assist.
Links to live coverage, courtesy of Tampa, can be accessed at FloridaTechSports.com.
2016 Schedule: http://www.floridatechsports.com/wlacrosse/schedule/
2016 Roster: http://www.floridatechsports.com/wlacrosse/roster/
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