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FIT Women: No. 20 Florida Tech Routs Saint Michael’s 15-4

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via press release   MELBOURNE, Fla. (Women’s Lacrosse) – Riding the momentum of garnering the program’s first-ever national ranking, No. 20 Florida Tech (7-2) overpowered Saint Michael’s (1-4) in the first half Tuesday night en route to a 15-4 victory at Florida Tech Panther Stadium. With the result, the Panthers matched their win total from a season ago, and notched their first victory as a ranked team. Caroline Dunleavy, the reigning Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week, paced Florida Tech with four goals and one assist. Sara Grenier and Allie Modica also notched four goals each. Additionally, Modica collected a game-high five draw controls and three ground balls against SMC. Mary Gormley contributed a goal and an assist to her team’s effort, while freshmen Leah Dunn and Sam Schiano scored one goal apiece. Schiano also led FIT with three caused turnovers. Dunleavy opened the scoring with her unassisted tally just 1:07 into the contest. However, Steph Bonewald would connect on a fast break goal, less than three minutes later, to tie it up for SMC. Modica then answered with consecutive goals to give FIT a 3-1 lead with 9:55 remaining in the first half. The Panthers would score six more goals over the next nine minutes, including all four of Grenier’s tallies, to increase their advantage to 9-1 at halftime. Dunn’s goal to open the second half made it 10-1 for FIT. Emily Loebs would answer with the Purple Knights’ second goal of the game at the 24:17 mark. Although, from there the Panthers went on to tally five of the final seven goals of the game to close out the win. Florida Tech more than doubled-up SMC in shots (27-12), while also picking up more ground balls (21-16). The Purple Knights collected one more draw control (11-10) in the loss. Bonewald led Saint Michael’s with two goals and a team-high four draw controls. Kate Martin and Loebs tallied one goal apiece. Florida Tech will be back in action Thursday when it hosts Mercy at 4 p.m. ET at Florida Tech Panther Stadium. Fans can access live coverage of Panther home games at   Box Score: 2016 Schedule: 2016 Roster:   Daniel Supraner Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Florida Tech Athletics 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne, Fla. 32901 Work: 321-674-7484 Fax: 321-984-8529