Tampa Concludes Sunshine State Conference Play Undefeated

Tampa Concludes Sunshine State Conference Play Undefeated

SAINT LEO, Fla. –  The No. 12 University of Tampa men's lacrosse team completes an undefeated conference regular season with victory over the Saint Leo University Lions.


 Tampa Spartans 15, Saint Leo Lions 11
Records: Tampa (12-4, 5-0 SSC), Saint Leo  (9-5, 1-4 SSC)
Location: Saint Leo Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series 6-1.
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1st Period

  • Saint Leo took a two-goal lead to start the game.
  • At 7:39, Andrew Kew started the firing squad for Tampa, assisted by Sean Herdman.
  • Two minutes later, Gavin Perry had his first goal of the season.
  • Conor Whipple had his first goal of the game with 3:02 left in the period, Tampa now leading 3-2.

2nd Period

  • The Lions tied the game to 3-3 12:25.
  • One minute later, Tampa took the lead again with a goal from Andrew Kew, assisted by Jake Schmidt.
  • Herdman tacks on another goal for Tampa.
  • At 9:15, Saint Leo brings the game to 5-4.
  • With Kew's third goal of the game, he breaks the NCAA DII record for goals in one season with now 73.
  • The Lions answer with a goal, still trailing 6-5.
  • Chris Vetter takes an unassisted goal at 5:08.
  • About 30 seconds later, Jake Mosher McGraw tacks on another one for Tampa.
  • Another Saint Leo goal with two minutes left in the period.
  • Herdman had his second goal of the game with 1:14 left in the period.
  • Saint Leo sneaks past the Spartans defense with :34 on the clock, Tampa leading 9-7 going into half-time.

3rd Period

  • C. Vetter had his second goal of the game to open the period.
  • Mosher McGraw takes advantage of a man-up situation to bring Tampa's lead to 11-7.
  • Schmidt had back-to-back goals, one assisted by Herdman.
  • Kew teamed up with Whipple at 3:33.
  • After five Spartan goals, the Lions responded with a goal, Tampa leading 14-8.

4th Period

  • Mosher McGraw has the first Tampa goal of the period at 13:18.
  • Saint Leo had three goals in a row to bring the score diminish Tampa's lead to 15-11.


  • Kew led all Spartans in goals with four.
  • Whipple had four points with one goal and three assists.
  • Mosher McGraw tallied three goals.
  • Sam Watts went 13-for-22 on face-off wins while Alex Patton went 5-for-6.
  • C.Vetter, Schmidt, and Herdman each tallied two goals.
  • A.J. Arnold had ten saves in net.



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