Spartans Defeat Fighting Knights in Battle 13-6

Spartans Defeat Fighting Knights in Battle 13-6

BOCA RATON, Fla. –  The No. 7 University of Tampa Spartans outbattled the Lynn Fighting Knights, earning a 13-6 victory.


INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 No. 7 Tampa Spartans 13, Lynn Fighting Knights 6
Records: Tampa (13-4, 5-2 SSC), Lynn (9-6, 2-5 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.  
All-time Series: The Tampa Spartans lead the all-time series against the Lynn Fighting Knights 6-0.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • Matt Vetter put Tampa on the board first, with a goal assisted by Shane Hanlon.
  • Bryan Wright then scored the only other goal of the period with 5:23 on the clock. He was assisted by Chris Cox.
  • At the end of the first, Tampa led Lynn 2-0.

 

2nd Period

  • Wright scored again for the Spartans giving them a three-point lead.
  • With 7:14 on the clock, Wright netted his third goal of the game, this time from Hunter Van Horn.
  • Lynn then answered scoring two goals to round out the period.
  • Heading into halftime, Tampa was on top 4-2.

  

3rd Period

  • Coming out of halftime, the Fighting Knights were the first team back on the board.
  • Then with 12:35 remaining in the period, Luke Curran scored for Tampa.
  • Lynn then scored again, Tampa still held the lead by one, 5-4.
  • Jake Mosher McGraw then logged a goal for the Spartans, the assist from Wright.
  • Andrew Kew then scored back-to-back unassisted goals for UT.
  • Heading into the fourth period, Tampa led Lynn 8-4.

 

4th Period

  • In the first minute of the fourth period, Mosher McGraw stated his second goal of the contest.
  • Donavon Dempsey then earned one for UT, assisted by Kew.
  • With 12:59 remaining in the game, Lynn netted another goal narrowing Tampa's lead 10-5.
  • Hanlon then scored an unassisted goal for the Spartans.
  • Michael Lucchesi then netted his first goal of the contest off the assist by Vetter.
  • With 1:54 on the clock, the Fighting Knights earned their last point of the game.
  • Andrew Kew then earned a hat trick with his third goal of the contest.
  • The Spartans defeated the Fighting Knights by a final score of 13-6.   

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Wright and Kew led the Spartans offensively, both earning hat tricks in the contest. The two also each had one assist.
  • Defensively, Luke Posner led the way for UT recording three caused turnovers and six ground balls. Following his efforts was Blaine Birch and Jack Tyrrell who both logged two caused turnovers.
  • Ross Dickerson won 11-20 of the faceoffs he took for the Spartans.
  • B.J. Borowski recorded five saves in the cage for UT.

 


UP NEXT:
The Spartans will travel to St. Leo, Florida where they will compete in the Sunshine State Conference Championships. The semifinal match will be on Thursday, April 26th at 3:00 p.m. against the Florida Tech Panthers. If the Spartans win that contest, they will then go on to the championship game held on Sunday, April 29th at 1:00 p.m.

 

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