Spartans Remain Undefeated With Win Over No. 7 NYIT

Spartans Remain Undefeated With Win Over No. 7 NYIT

TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 5 University of Tampa Spartans defeat the No. 7 NYIT Bears by a score of 10-9.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 10, NYIT Bears 9
Records: Tampa (4-0), NYIT (1-2)
Location: Naimoli Family Field l Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The NYIT Bears and the Tampa Spartans are tied in the all-time series, each with two wins and two losses.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • The Spartans were the first team on the board with a goal from junior Andrew Kew, the assist by Donavon Dempsey.
  • With 7:27 left in the first period, Matt Vetter got a goal, the assist by Jake Mosher McGraw.
  • The NYIT Bears then answered with their first goal of the game with 6:22 left in the first.
  • At the end of the first period, the Spartans led the Bears 2-1.

 2nd Period

  • In the first minute of play to start the second period, Kew netted his second goal of the day.
  • Less than a minute later, NYIT answered with a goal of their own. The Spartans still held the lead 3-2.
  • Kew then scored his third goal of the game, his 14th of the season.
  • The Bears then earned their third goal of the game with 7:24 remaining in the half.
  • Sophomore Bryan Wright scored his first goal of the game, the assist from Shane Hanlon. Tampa held the lead over NYIT 5-3.
  • The Bears then scored again with 3:43 remaining in the half.
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Bears 5-4.

3rd Period

  • Coming out of halftime, the Bears were the first on the board to tie the game at 5, with 13:22 left in the period.
  • Mosher McGraw then got his first goal of the game, once again giving Tampa the one point advantage.
  • Matt Vetter then scored his second goal of the night, this time from Mosher McGraw. Tampa now tops NYIT 7-5.
  • Sophomore Chris Cox then scored his first goal of the season with 2:26 left in the half. The Spartans lead 8-5 heading into the fourth period.

4th Period

  • To start the fourth period, NYIT was the first on the board, with two goals in the first four minutes. The Spartans still held the lead 8-7.
  • Kew answered, scoring his fourth goal of the day.
  • Mosher McGraw then earned his second goal of the day, this time from Kew. Tampa 10, NYIT 7.
  • The Bears then netted their eighth goal of the game with 2:55 remaining. They still trailed by two.
  • Then with 50 seconds left, the Bears scored again, making it a one-point game. The score; University of Tampa 10, New York Institute of Technology 9.
  • FINAL. The Tampa Spartans defeat the NYIT Bears 10-9.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Kew led the Spartans in goals with 4.
  • Vetter and Mosher McGraw, each logged two goals.
  • Kew and Mosher McGraw also led the team in assists, each with two.
  • Ross Dickerson led the Spartans in ground balls with six. Dickerson won 9 of his 18 faceoffs.
  • B.J. Borowski played the entire 60 minutes for the Spartans, recording 11 saves in the contest. 

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • Chris Cox earned a goal, marking the first of his Sophomore Campaign.

UP NEXT:
Tampa will return home on Saturday, March 3rd for a 1:00 p.m. matchup against the North Greenville University Crusaders. 

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