Tiffin University (0-1) fell behind early in the first half and could not catch up, falling to Florida Tech 17-9 in their season opener.
Tied 2-2 five minutes into play, Florida Tech put together a 5-0 run over the next 10 minutes to take control of the game. Taking a 7-2 lead, Florida Tech took a 10-3 lead into halftime.
The Dragons, who were outshot in the game 31-22, traded goals with Florida Tech throughout the second half but were unable to put together a run to get the game closer than 6 goals the rest of the way.
Florida Tech took advantage of 26 TU turnovers, causing 17 of them, while also winning the ground ball battle 26-18.
Elle MacMillan led the Dragons with 5 goals, whileAmanda Flotteron had 2 goals. Tori Nelson had a goal and 2 assists, while Elle Hamilton also had a goal. Morgan Sherleyadded 2 assists, while Amie Morrison also had an assist.
Kat Schneeberger took the loss in goal, making 9 saves.