Spartans Survive Bear Attack Up North

Spartans Survive Bear Attack Up North

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. –  The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the New York Institute of Technology Bears by a final score of 16-12. The University of Tampa is now 8-4 on the 2019 season. 


Final:  UT Spartans 16, NYIT Bears 12
Records: Tampa (8-4, SSC 2-0), NYIT (2-8, ECAC 1-2)
Location:  President's Stadium | Old Westbury, N.Y.  
All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the Bears in the all-time series 3-2.
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1st Period

  • The first goal of the game was scored by the NYIT Bears. 
  • Bryan Wright answered with a goal for the Spartans from Matt Vetter.
  • The Bears scored again with 9:48 left in the first. 
  • UT then earned back-to-back goals. The first came from Andrew Kew, the second came from Vetter
  • The last goal of the first period was scored by the Bears. 
  • At the end of the first period, the Spartans and Bears were tied at 3. 

2nd Period

  • The Spartans scored five unanswered goals in this period.
  • The first goal was by Kew off the assist by Luke Curran.
  • Colin White then netted one off the pass from Vetter. 
  • Shane Hanlon then scored an unassisted goal. 
  • The last two goals of the half were scored by Jake Mosher McGraw and Bryan Wright respectively. Both goals were assisted by Chris Cox
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Bears 8-3.

 3rd Period

  • NYIT scored the first period of the second half. 
  • The Spartans then earned back-to-back goals by Cox and Dom Mazza
  • With 9:57 left in the period the Bears scored their fifth goal. 
  • Jake Mosher McGraw then netted his second for UT. 
  • The Bears then netted four unanswered goals, before Mosher McGraw scored again ending the Spartans silence. 
  • The last two goals of the period were scored by NYIT. 
  • At the end of the third period, the Spartans led the Bears 12-11. 

4th Period

  • The Spartans scored the first three goals of the fourth period. 
  • The first was scored by Bryan Wright, followed by back to back goals by Colin White
  • White's goals were assisted by Vetter and Cox respectively. 
  • NYIT scored their 12thand final goal with 3:53 remaining. 
  • Bryan Wrights cored the final goal of the contest with 1:35 left to play. 
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the New York Institute of Technology Bears by a final score of 16-12. 




 This Spartans will travel to Lakeland, Florida on Wednesday, April 3rdto take on conference foe, Florida Southern College. The game against the Moccasins is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Barnett Athletic Complex. 

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