Spartans Defeat Conference Rival, Florida Southern, 17-11

Spartans Defeat Conference Rival, Florida Southern, 17-11

LAKELAND, Fla. –  The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Florida Southern College Moccasins by a final score of 17-11. The University of Tampa is now 9-4 on the 2019 season. 


Final:  UT Spartans 17, FSC Moccasins 11
Records: Tampa (9-4, SSC 3-0), FSC (7-5, SSC 2-1)
Location: Barnett Athletic Complex | Lakeland, Fla.  
All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the Moccasins in the all-time series 12-1.
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1st Period

  • Tampa scored the first three goals of the game giving the Spartans a 3-0 lead. The goals were all unassisted and were scored by Matt Vetter, Jake Mosher McGraw, and Andrew Kew respectively. 
  • Florida Southern answered with two goals back-to-back.
  • Mosher McGraw then netted his second goal off the assist by Vetter.
  • The Spartans last goal of the first period was scored by Kew with 1:37 left on the clock. 
  • FSC netted one more goal before the end of the period.
  • Heading into the second, the Spartans led the Moccasins 5-3. 

2nd Period

  • Florida Southern scored the first goal of the second period.
  • Kew then sunk his third and fourth goal of the contest from Chris Cox and Bryan Wright respectively.
  • With 7:54 left in the half, Kew scored a man-up goal off the pass from Wright
  • Fourteen seconds later, UT's Dylan Carter scored off the assist by Harry Kilkowski
  • The Moccasins scored with 7:19 left in the half to cut the Spartans lead to 9-5. 
  • UT scored the last three goals of the half from Luke CurranKansai Garey, and Colin White respectively. 
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Moccasins 12-5.

 3rd Period

  • FSC netted the first goal of the second half. 
  • UT answered with a goal from White with the assist by Kew.
  • Southern scored three more goals in this period.
  • Tampa's last goal of the third came from White again, this time the assist by Cox
  • At the end of the third period, the Spartans led the Moccasins 14-9. 

4th Period

  • A minute into the fourth period, Bryan Wright scored Tampa's 15thgoal of the contest. 
  • Florida Southern answered with two. 
  • The last two goals of the contest were scored by the Spartans. They came from Wright and Garey
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Florida Southern College Moccasins by a final score of 17-11. 



  • Andrew Kew led the Spartans offense with a whopping five goals and one assist. Additionally, he picked up one ground ball for the Spartans. 
  • Following Kew's efforts was that of Bryan Wright who ended the night with two goals and two assists, and Colin White who earned three goals. 
  • Defensively, Ronnie Shul and Luke Robideaux led the Spartans each with two caused turnovers. Shul recorded three ground balls, while Robideaux picked up two. 
  • Ross Dickerson won 24-30 face-offs for UT. Additionally, he recorded 13 groundballs for Tampa. 
  • B.J. Borowski played the first 45 minutes for the Spartans. The sophomore recorded 3 saves in the contest before Anthoney Caruso came in for the final period. Caruso recorded four saves. 


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