Spartans Dominate Eagles

Spartans Dominate Eagles

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –  The No. 9 University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Embry-Riddle Eagles by a final score of 18-4.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 18, Embry-Riddle Eagles 4
Records: Tampa (9-2), Embry-Riddle (1-8)
Location: Embry-Riddle Lacrosse Field | Daytona Beach, Fla.  
All-time Series: The Tampa Spartans lead the all-time series over the Embry-Riddle Eagles 1-0.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • Bryan Wright scored the first goal of the game, the assist from Matt Vetter.
  • Then with 9:56 left in the first period, UT scored again. This time from Hunter Van Horn, the assist by Andrew Kew
  • The next goal of the contest came from Kew himself, the assist from Wright
  • With 4:17 left in the period, Van Horn scored his second goal of the day, giving Tampa the 4-0 lead.
  • Less than a minute later, Jud Huxtable netted a goal for the Spartans. 
  • Embry-Riddle got their first goal of the contest with 3:24 left in the first. 
  • Tampa answered with a goal from Matt Vetter, the assist coming from Huxtable
  • With under a minute left in the first, Tampa scored back-to-back goals. The first coming from Vetter, the assist by Jack Shelton. The second goal by Shane Hanlon with six seconds left on the clock. 
  • At the end of the first period, Tampa led the Embry-Riddle Eagles 8-1. 

 

 2nd Period

  • The Eagles scored the first goal of the second period with 4:27 left in the half. 
  • Wright answered with a man-up goal, the assist from Kew
  • To give UT the 10-2 lead, Jake Mosher McGraw netted the final goal of the half with 1:33 on the clock. 

 

3rd Period

  • After the half, Kew headed Tampa's offensive front with a goal, the assist by Wright
  • Two minutes later, Kew scored another goal for the Spartans making the score 12-2. 
  • With 9:30 on the clock, Kew then scored his third goal of the period, this time once again from Wright.
  • Reversing the roles, at 5:59 Wright netted a goal from Kew. Tampa cushioned the lead 14-2. 
  • The Embry-Riddle Eagles scored the final goal of the period with 2:07 on the clock. 

 

4th Period

  • The first goal of the fourth period was scored by Tampa's Joe Bradley, the assist by Spencer Eysaman
  • A minute later, the Eagles answered scoring their final goal of the game. Tampa continued to hold the lead 15-4.
  • With five minutes left in the contest, Luke Curran scored his second goal of the season, off the assist from Eysaman.
  • UT's Michael Lucchesi logged the next goal for the Spartans. This goal marked his first of the season.
  • The final goal of the game was scored by Eysaman, with three seconds left on the clock.
  • The Spartans defeated the Eagles by a final score of 18-4.   

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Kew led the Spartans offensively, logging four goals and three assists, followed by Wright who had three goals and three assists. 
  • Luke Robideaux and Wright led the Spartans in groundballs, each with four. 
  • Harrison Bliss and Eric Mullin had two caused turnovers each, leading the Spartans in this category. 
  • Noah Menendez led the Spartans in faceoff wins, recording 12-14. 
  • B.J. Borowski and Bryan Karn stood in the cage for UT. Borowski recorded one save, while Karn earned 7. 
     

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • Lucchesi logged his first goal of the season, while Bradley, Eysaman, and Curran all recorded their second goals of the season. 
  • This marked the first time in program history that these two schools faced each other in men's lacrosse. 



UP NEXT:
The Spartans will play a neutral site game against No. 3 Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday, March 31st, in Savannah, Georgia. 

 

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