Men's Lacrosse Advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals

Men's Lacrosse Advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals

TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 14 University of Tampa Spartans UPSET the No. 10 Wingate University Bulldogs by a final score of 13-6 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. This is Tampa's sixth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Last season the Spartans faltered in the first round. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final:  UT Spartans 13, WU Bulldogs 6
Records: Tampa (15-5), Wingate (13-4)
Location: Naimoli Family Field | Tampa, Fla.  
All-time Series:  The Spartans lead the all-time series with the Bulldogs 3-0.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • The Spartans shut out the Bulldogs in the first period 5-0.
  • Bryan Wright netted the first goal of the game off the assist by Jake Mosher McGraw
  • With 5:42 left in the first, SSC Player of the Year, Andrew Kew, scored his first of the night for the Spartans. 
  • Chris Cox then earned Tampa's third goal with 4:06 remaining in the period.
  • Colin White then drained a goal off the pass by Harry Kilkowski.
  • The final goal of the first period was netted by Mosher McGraw off the assist by Vetter

2nd Period

  • UT scored twice in the second period. 
  • The first goal came from Vetter
  • The second goal came from Wright
  • Finally, Wingate netted their first goal of the contest with 1:53 left in the first half. 
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Bulldogs 7-1. 

 3rd Period

  • To start the second half, Vetter scored his second goal of the contest with 11:23 left in the period. 
  • After winning the faceoff, Ross Dickerson then charged down the field, netting a goal that gave Tampa the 9-1 lead.
  • Wingate then scored the last three goals of the period. 
  • At the end of the third period, Tampa held the lead over Wingate 9-4. 

4th Period

  • The Wingate Bulldogs netted the first two goals of the final period. 
  • Then Matt Vetter scored back-to-back goals for the Spartans giving them the 11-6 lead with 7:52 left in the contest. Vetter's first goal was assisted by Kilkowski.
  • Andrew Kewscored his second goal of the game with 6:32 on the clock. 
  • The final goal of the contest was netted by Kansai Garey off the assist by Kew
  • The No. 14 University of Tampa Spartans UPSET the No. 10 Wingate University Bulldogs by a final score of 13-6.
  • Tampa will advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals against No. 1 Limestone on Saturday, May 11thin Gaffney, S.C.

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Matt Vetterpowered the Spartans offense with four goals and one assist.
  • Both Bryan Wright and Andrew Kew had two goals in the contest. 
  • Defensively, senior captain, Luke Robideaux had a team-high of two caused turnovers and one ground ball. 
  • Also on defense, fellow senior captain, Jack Tyrrell had one caused turnover and two ground balls. 
  • Ross Dickerson went 15-18 from the faceoff X, while Devon Hess went 3-4. 
  • Bryan Karn faced 21 shots in the goal and stated 15 saves on the night. 

 

UP NEXT:
 The Spartans will travel to Gaffney, S.C. where they will take on No. 1 Limestone in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday, May 11th. Should the Spartans win this, the NCAA Semifinal will take place on Sunday, May 19th

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