No. 5 Florida Tech Beats ThunderWolves 23-10, Panthers’ Lauren Tybor Breaks Two Program Records
By Florida Tech // March 31, 2018
Panthers improve to 10-1 on the season
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Sophomore Lauren Tybor broke two of the women’s lacrosse program’s single-game records on Friday, recording 13 points and 10 assists in No. 5 Florida Tech’s 23-10 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday at Panther Stadium.
The Panthers improve to 10-1 on the season, while the ThunderWolves drop to 1-7.
Tybor’s 13 points surpassed the previous mark of 11 set by Caroline Dunleavy during Florida Tech’s NCAA First Round win over East Stroudsburg last season, while her 10 assists bested the program’s previous record of six, set by Dunleavy and Allie Modica, during the 2015 season.
In addition to her 13 points, Tybor ended the contest with eight draw controls, six ground balls and three caused turnovers. Dunleavy had a great game for the Panthers as well, finishing with three goals, five assists and six ground balls.
Sara Grenier, who notched four goals and an assist, also had a milestone night as her second tally of the game pushed her past the 200 career goal mark. She is the first Panther to accomplish the feat in program history.
Leah Dunn led all players in the game with five goals, while Sam Schiano produced a hat trick and one assist to go along with nine draw controls, six ground balls and three caused turnovers. Aleah Fjelstad netted three goals for Florida Tech.
Brittney Embree and Allie Wood anchored the FIT defense with five ground balls apiece while combining for five caused turnovers.
The Panthers set season-highs in the matchup with the ThunderWolves, including most points (40), assists (17), shots (59), shots on goal (45) and ground balls (45). Florida Tech also won the draw control battle, 23-12.
The Crimson and Gray jumped out to a 6-2 advantage with 21:38 left in the first half, thanks to two goals apiece by Fjelstad and Dunleavy.
A 4-1 run by CSU-P cut the deficit to just one, 7-6, with 14:21 to go in the frame. However, the Panthers responded with their own 9-2 spurt, including two goals each by Tybor and Dunn, over the final 13:49 of the half and went into the break leading the ThunderWolves, 16-8.
After CSU-P scored the opening goal of the second half, Grenier recorded consecutive tallies over a 77 second span to increase FIT’s lead to 18-9 with 25:20 remaining.
The ThunderWolves final goal of the night came 45 seconds later and cut their deficit to 18-10. FIT closed the contest by scoring five more times over the final 23:40 of the game, three assisted by Dunleavy, en route to the Panthers’ 18th consecutive win over a non-conference opponent.
Florida Tech resumes Sunshine State Conference play on Wednesday, Apr. 4, as the Panthers face off against the Tampa Spartans at 4 p.m. at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex in Tampa, Florida. Fans can access links to live coverage of the matchup at FloridaTechSports.com