Tampa Advances to SSC Championship Finals

Tampa Advances to SSC Championship Finals

TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 9 Univeristy of Tampa defeats Florida Southern by a score of 13-12. 


 Tampa Spartans , Florida Southern
Records: Tampa (12-4), Florida Southern  (7-7)
Location: Naimoli Field l Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series 9-1.
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1st Period

  • Florida Southern came hard the first period with three goals in a row.
  • The first Spartan goal came from Sean Herdman, assisted by Conor Whipple.
  • The Mocs had three more consecutive goals to make it 6-1 over Tampa.
  • Jake Schmidt had the second goal for Tampa with an assist from Whipple.
  • Mocs responded.
  • Andrew Kew had his first goal of the game with 2:10 on the clock, assisted by Whipple.
  • Florida Southern tacked on another goal to end the period 8-3 leading Tampa.

2nd Period

  • The Mocs opened the period with a goal at 11:17.
  • Tampa brings the score to 9-4 with a second goal from Herdman, assisted by Jud Huxtable.
  • Kew's second goal of the game came with 2:17 left on the clock, assisted by Whipple.
  • The Vetter brothers team up at 1:25 to bring the game within three goals. Goal by Chris Vetter, assist from Matt Vetter.
  • Another Kew and Whipple point with less than one second left on the clock had them down by two goals going into half time.

3rd Period

  • Mocs open the period with a goal, now leading 10-7.
  • Kew had his fourth goal of the game with an assist from Luke Posner at 9:39.
  • The Mocs responded less than a minute later.
  • Another Kew goal assisted by M. Vetter brings the score within two goals again.
  • Bryan Wright had his first goal of the game with 4:19 left on the board, assisted by Andrew Kew.

4th Period

  • Kew tied the game 11-11 with an assist from Whipple to start the period.
  • Jake Mosher McGraw had his first goal of the game with an assist from C. Vetter to propel Tampa above Florida Southern 12-11 with six minutes left in the period.
  • Whipple had an unassisted goal to give Tampa a two-goal lead.
  • Noah Menendez had a game pivoting caused-turnover to give Tampa a breather.
  • Florida Southern tacks on a goal with less than 30 seconds left but Tampa held them off to advance to the Sunshine State Conference Tournament finals.



  • Kew led all Spartans in goals with six.
  • Whipple had seven points with six assists and one goal.
  • Herdman tallied two goals.
  • Noah Menendez went 9-for-16 on face-off wins.
  • C.Vetter, Schmidt,Wright and Mosher McGraw each tallied two goals.
  • A.J. Arnold had 13 saves in net.



Tampa will play Florida Tech in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament final. The match-up is  slated to start at 2pm at Naimoli Field in Tampa, Fla. Fans may follow via live stats at TampaStats.com or watch at TampaSpartans.tv.


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