After falling behind 2-0 within the first 20 minutes, the Spartans pulled a goal back in the 32nd minute. Jazmin Perry scored her sixth goal of the season for Tampa (4-6-1, 0-1-0 SSC), beating NSU goalkeeper Sarah Glass after finding herself in a one-on-one situation.
The Sharks (5-4-0, 2-2-0) restored their two-goal advantage just before the hour mark, Kesiah Watley scoring her second goal of the season for a 3-1 lead. Tampa answered quickly, Caroline Spencer scoring the Spartans’ second two minutes later, but Tampa was unable to make its 17-7 advantage in shots tell as NSU held on for victory.
Tampa returns home for its next game against No.4 Lynn on Sunday at noon at Pepin-Rood Stadium.