Spartans Defeat Crusaders in Overtime Victory

Spartans Defeat Crusaders in Overtime Victory

TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 19 University of Tampa Spartans bounce back to defeat the North Greenville University Crusaders in overtime by a final score of 15-14. The University of Tampa is now 3-3 on the 2019 season. 

 INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: No. 19 Tampa Spartans 15, North Greenville Crusaders 14

Records: Tampa (3-3), North Greenville (2-5)

Location:  Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex | Tampa, Fla. 

All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the all-time series against the Crusaders 2-0.   

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 HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • The NGU Crusaders scored the first two goals of the game, giving them the 2-0 lead.
  • The Spartans answered with back-to-back goals of their own. The first came from freshman Harry Kilkowki, the second from senior Matt Vetter
  • North Greenville then netted another goal with 7:05 left in the period.
  • The final goal of the first quarter was scored by UT's Colin White
  • At the end of the first period, the Spartans and the Crusaders were tied at 3.  

 2nd Period

  • To start the second period, Colin White netted another goal, this time off the assist by Kilkowski.
  • The Crusaders fought to regain the lead scoring three in a row. 
  • With 3:53 remaining in the half Matt Vetter netted his second goal of the game.
  • NGU scored to hold a 7-5 lead. 
  • The final goal of the half was scored by Tampa's JakeMosher McGraw off the assist by Vetter
  • Heading into halftime, the Crusaders led the Spartans 7-6. 

  3rd Period

  • Dom Mazza tied the game at 7 to start the third period off the pass by Mosher McGraw
  • UT then netted two more goals to take the lead 9-7. The first goal scored came from Jake Levine off the assist by Chris Cox. The second was an unassisted goal from Vetter, his third of the contest. 
  • North Greenville tied the game at 9 with back-to-back goals. 
  • The last goal of the third period was awarded to Vetter, giving Tampa the 10-9 lead. 

 4th Period

  • The first goal of the fourth period came from the Crusaders. 
  • Mosher McGraw then netted another goal for the Spartans off the pass by Mazza.
  • NGU then took the one-point lead, 12-11, with back-to-back goals.
  • Colin White then netted two for the Spartans, both came off the assist by Max Lambert
  • NGU scored two more to gain the 14-13 lead with 2:16 remaining in the contest.
  • With 1:02 left in the game, Mosher McGraw buried a goal for the Spartans, sending the game to OT. 

 OT

  • The Spartans were awarded the first possession of the faceoff taken by Ross Dickerson
  • Jake Mosher McGraw then scored his third goal of the day off the assist by Vetter.
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the North Greenville University Crusaders by a final score of 15-14. 

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Colin White tallied a whopping five goals for the Spartans on offense.
  • Matt Vetter stated an outstanding four goals and three assists, followed by Jake Mosher McGraw who earned three goals and one assist.
  • Ross Dickerson won 23-32 face-offs form the X.
  • B.J. Borowski recorded a win, earning eight saves in the contest from 20 shots.  

 UP NEXT:
 The Spartans will travel to St. Louis, Missouri where they will take on the Lindenwood Lions on Saturday, March 9that 1:00 p.m. 

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