Men's Lacrosse Defeats PBA, Ending Regular Season Competition 12-5

Men's Lacrosse Defeats PBA, Ending Regular Season Competition 12-5

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –  The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 21-10 in their final regular season game of the 2019 season. Andrew Kew scored five goals in the contest, becoming the all-time Division II goal leader now with a career total of 248. Kew breaks this record set in the years 1998-01 by Andrew Wasik from Pace University. The Spartans end the regular season with an overall record of 12-5 and an SSC record of 6-1. 


Final:  UT Spartans 21, PBA Sailfish 10
Records: Tampa (12-5, SSC 6-1), Palm Beach Atlantic (6-10, SSC 1-6)
Location: PBA Soccer and Lacrosse Field | West Palm Beach, Fla.  
All-time Series:  Tampa leads the all-time series with Palm Beach Atlantic 2-0.
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1st Period

  • To start the game PBA was the first team on the board with a goal one minute into the game.
  • Andrew Kew then netted back-to-back goals for the Spartans before Matt Vetter downed one with 11:23 left in the first. 
  • Luke Curran the scored Tampa's fourth goal of the assist by Jake Mosher McGraw
  • Mosher McGraw himself then scored off the pass by Kew.
  • The Spartans final goal of the period was netted by Bryan Wright with 4:39 remaining in the period. 
  • Heading into the second period the Spartans led the Sailfish 6-1. 


2nd Period

  • Once again, PBA scored first earning three goals to start the second period. 
  • Colin White then earned his first goal of the contest off the assist by Chris Cox
  • A minute later, Wright earned his second goal of the game. 
  • PBA answered scoring with 5:47 left in the half. 
  • Mosher McGraw then scored again for UT, this time from Vetter
  • The Sailfish scored twice more beforeVetternetted the final goal of the half off the assist by Kew
  • Heading into halftime, the Fighting Knights led the Spartans 8-7. 


3rd Period

  • Tampa scored the only four goals of the third period. 
  • The first was netted by Kew from Mosher McGraw.
  • Curran then logged his second goal of the day followed by another goal from Kew
  • The final goal of the period was scored by Vetter off the assist by Cox
  • At the end of the third period, Tampa held the lead over Palm Beach Atlantic 14-7. 


4th Period

  • The PBA Sailfish scored the first two goals of the final period.
  • Kew then recorded his fifth and final goal of the contest with 12:22 remaining. 
  • Vetter scored with 11:46 on the clock before assisting White in his second goal.
  • Kansai Garey then earned a goal for UT with 9:28 on the clock. 
  • PBA scored their 10thand final goal of the contest with 6:21 remaining. 
  • Freshman Harry Kilkowski then tallied back-to-back goals for UT, before Christopher Ciesla netted the final goal for UT.
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish by a final score of 21-10.  



  • Andrew Kew had an outstanding five goals and two assists for UT, followed by Matt Vetter with four goals and two assists. 
  • Now with 248 career goals in his storied career at UT, Kew becomes the all-time Division II leading goal scorer. A record that has not been broken since the years 1998-2001.
  • Ross Dickerson went 24-29 off the faceoff X. He led the team in ground balls with 13. 
  • Bryan KarnBJ Borowski and Anthony Caruso all logged time at the keeper position. Karn faced 11 shots and recorded four save on the day.  


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