Tampa Men's Lacrosse Defeats the No. 10 Crusaders in Mid-Week Thriller

Tampa Men's Lacrosse Defeats the No. 10 Crusaders in Mid-Week Thriller

TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 7 University of Tampa Spartans defeated the No. 10 Belmont Abbey College Crusaders by a final score of 13-12.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 13, Belmont Abbey Crusaders 12
Records: Tampa (7-1), Belmont Abbey (5-2)
Location: Naimoli Family Field | Tampa, Fla.  
All-time Series: The Belmont Abbey Crusaders lead the all-time series over the Tampa Spartans, 2-1.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • The Crusaders were the first team to score with 11:20 remaining in the period.
  • Two minutes later, UT answered with a goal from Donavon Dempsey, the assist by Max Lambert.
  • Jake Mosher McGraw then scored back-to-back goals for the Spartans, giving them a 3-1 lead.
  • Then with 5:47 left in the period, netted their second goal of the day.

 2nd Period

  • To start the second period, Belmont Abbey was once again the first team to score, tying the game at 3.
  • Nine seconds later Andrew Kew scored a goal for the Spartans.
  • To tie the game the Crusaders logged a goal with 11:43 left in the half.
  • Sophomore Bryan Wright then scored for Tampa.
  • BAC answered, the game tied at 5 with 9:24 left in the half.
  • The Spartans then scored the next two goals. The first once again from Jake Mosher McGraw with the assist from Wright. The second recorded by Shane Hanlon.
  • Belmont Abbey scored the last goal of the half.
  • Heading into halftime, Tampa led Belmont Abbey 7-6.

3rd Period

  • Coming out of halftime, the Crusaders were the first team to get back on the board.
  • Then with 12:52 on the clock, Max Lambert earned a goal for the Spartans.
  • BAC then scored the next two goals, giving them the one point advantage at 9-8.
  • Hunter Van Horn tied the game at 9 with 5:43 left in the period.
  • The Crusaders once again netted a goal for the one point lead.
  • Mosher McGraw then scored his fourth goal, the assist from Kew.
  • Matt Vetter then logged a goal to give Tampa the 11-10 lead.

4th Period

  • To start the fourth period, Belmont Abbey scored tying the game at 11.
  • UT then scored back-to-back goals, within ten seconds of each other, to give them the 13-11 lead. The first goal was by Max Lambert, the assist by Vetter. The second goal by Kew, the assist from Lambert.
  • BAC scored the final goal of the game with 28 seconds remaining.
  • The No. 7 Spartans defeated the No. 10 Crusaders by a final score of 13-12.

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Mosher McGraw led the Spartans on offense with four goals, followed by Kew and Lambert each with two.
  • Lambert also led the team in assists with two.
  • On defense, Luke Posner recorded two caused turnovers and one ground balls.
  • Ross Dickerson led the Spartans in ground balls with 7, in addition to winning 12-16 faceoffs.
  • B.J. Borowski recorded 6 saves against the Crusaders.   

  

UP NEXT:
The Spartans will play at home on Saturday, March 17th against the No. 16 Lindenwood Lions at 1:00 p.m.

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