SSC Men: Tampa Takes Down #14 Saint Leo 17-8 – Both Recaps!

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BOX SCORE

 

via Tampa press release

 

Spartans Defeat Saint Leo Lions 17-8

 

ST. Leo, Fla. –  The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Saint Leo University Lions by a final score of 17-8. The University of Tampa is now 10-4 on the 2019 season, 4-0 in the SSC.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final:  UT Spartans 17, SLU Lions 8
Records: Tampa (10-4, SSC 4-0), SLU (7-5, SSC 2-2)
Location: University Turf Stadium | St. Leo, Fla.
All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the Lions in the all-time series 8-3.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • Tampa’s Jake Mosher McGrawHear how to pronounce Jake Mosher McGraw scored the first goal of the contest off the assist by Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter.
  • Saint Leo then scored two to give them the 2-1 lead.
  • The Spartans then netted four more goals in the first period. Of the four, Mosher McGraw scored two from Colin White and Chris Cox respectively. The other two goals were netted by Andrew KewHear how to pronounce Andrew Kewboth assisted by Kansai GareyHear how to pronounce Kansai Garey.
  • SLU scored the last two goals of the first period.
  • Heading into the second, the Spartans led the Lions 5-4.

 

2nd Period

  • Saint Leo scored the first goal of the second period.
  • UT then scored the last four goals of the half.
  • Garey netted the first of the four off the assist by White.
  • White then assisted Vetter for the second.
  • The third of goals was by Luke Curran.
  • Finally, the last goal of the period was by White off the assist by Ross Dickerson.
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Lions 9-5.

 

3rd Period

  • Colin White scored again for the Spartans in the first minute of the second half. He was assisted by Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter.
  • The last three goals of the period were scored by Shane HanlonDickerson, and Hanlon respectively.
  • At the end of the third period, UT continued to hold the lead over SLU 13-5.

 

4th Period

  • Mosher McGraw earned the first goal of the fourth period off the assist by Bryan Wright.
  • Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter the netted a UT goal. He was assisted by Devon HessHear how to pronounce Devon Hess.
  • Vetter and Nicholas IoannouHear how to pronounce Nicholas Ioannou scored Tampa’s 16thand 17thpoint.
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Saint Leo University Lions by a final score of 17-8.

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Jake Mosher McGrawHear how to pronounce Jake Mosher McGraw led the Spartans offense with a whopping four goals followed by Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter with three goals and two assists.
  • Ross Dickerson went 18-21 off the faceoff X. Additionally, he had one goal, one assist, and 17 stated groundballs.
  • B.J. BorowskiHear how to pronounce B.J. Borowski played the majority of the game as the Spartan’s goalkeeper. The sophomore recorded 6 saves in the contest before Anthoney Caruso came in for part of the final period. Caruso recorded one save.

 

UP NEXT:
 

The Spartans will return home on Wednesday, April 10 to host the Rollins College Tars at 8:00 p.m.

 

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via Saint Leo press release

 

Spartans’ Offensive Onslaught Upends #14 Lions

 

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The No. 14 Saint Leo Lions were unhinged by the Tampa Spartans, who are receiving votes in the national poll, 17-8 on Saturday. The Sunshine State Conference rival put together a 10-goal run that lasted 24 minutes spading from the second and fourth quarters. The offensive onslaught lowered the Lions overall record to 7-5, 2-2 in the SSC. Tampa improved its season mark to 10-4, 4-0 in the SSC.

CJ Stowell, assisted by Charlie Kurtenbach, opened the second quarter with an equalizer goal; 5-5. The Spartans opened their 10-goal run with four to close the second quarter, followed by four unanswered goals in the third, and two goals to open the fourth. Daniel SparksPhilip Buque and Ryan Marek each put one away for the Lions in the fourth to reach the Green and Gold’s eight-goal count.

Stat Highlights

  • Tampa topped Saint Leo in faceoffs (24-28), ground balls (39-27) and shots (45-26).
  • Philip BuqueCharlie Kurtenbach and Daniel Sparks each scored two goals. Kurtenbach led the offensive efforts with four points followed by Buque with three.
  • Thomas Tatarian earned 11 saves in the net.

 

Beyond the Boxscore

 

Up Next

Saint Leo returns to University Turf Stadium on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. to face the Florida Southern Moccasins.

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