Spartans Suffer Conference Loss to Florida Tech Panthers

Spartans Suffer Conference Loss to Florida Tech Panthers

TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 5 University of Tampa Spartans fall to the Florida Tech Panthers by a final score of 7-6. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 6, Florida Tech Panthers 7
Records: Tampa (8-2), Florida Tech (3-4)
Location: F.W. Olin Sports Complex | Melbourne, Fla.  
All-time Series: The Tampa Spartans lead the all-time series with the Florida Tech Panthers 8-1.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • The Panthers scored the first and only goal of the first period with 6:50 left on the clock. 

 2nd Period

  • With 6:34 left in the half, the Spartans scored their first goal of the game with a goal from Luke Robideaux. This goal marked Robideaux's first of the season. 
  • However, 30 seconds later, the Panthers answered nettting a goal of their own. 
  • Heading into halftime, Florida Tech lead UT 2-1. 

3rd Period

  • Coming out of the half, once again, it was the Florida Tech Panthers who scored first. 
  • Then with 11:28 left in the period, Matt Vetter netted a goal for Tampa. 
  • Tech was quick to respond with a goal giving the Panthers the 4-2 lead.
  • The Panthers scored again with 7:54 left in the third.
  • Luke Poner then scored his first goal of the season, narrowing Tech's lead 5-3.
  • With 4:52 left in the period, Chris Cox netted a goal for the Spartans, the assist by Bryan Wright
  • Florida Tech then scored again, giving them the 6-4 lead.
  • The last goal of the period was scored by UT's Andrew Kew, his 22nd of the season. 
  • At the end of the third, the Panthers continued to hold the lead over the Spartans 6-5.

4th Period

  • No goals were scored in the fourth period until the final two minutes of play. 
  • The Panthers scored their final goal of the game with 1:38 left in the contest. 
  • Tampa scored the final goal of the game. The goal scored by Kansai Garey
  • The Florida Tech Panthers took down the No. 5 University of Tampa Spartans by a final score of 7-6. 

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • This is the first ever SSC loss for the Spartans, and it ended the teams 20 game SSC regular season win streak. 

 

UP NEXT:
The Spartans will play away on Thursday, March 29th in Daytona Beach, Fla. against the Embry-Riddle Eagles. 

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