Tampa Men: Men’s Lacrosse Earns First Conference Win Dominating the ERAU Eagles

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via Tampa press release



TAMPA, Fla. –  The University of Tampa Spartans kicked off SSC competition by defeating the Embry-Riddle Eagles by a final score of 25-8. The University of Tampa is now 6-4 on the 2019 season.


Final:  UT Spartans 25, ERAU Eagles 8
Records: Tampa (6-4, SSC 1-0), Embry-Riddle (8-4, SSC 0-2)
Location:  Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The Spartans lead the Eagles in the all-time series 2-0.
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1st Period

  • In the first period, the Spartans completely shut out the Eagles, 6-0.
  • The first two goals of the contest came from senior Andrew KewHear how to pronounce Andrew KewKew‘s second goal was assisted by Chris Cox.
  • Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter netted one with 8:58 left in the period, giving the Spartans the 3-0 lead.
  • Cox then netted a goal of his own, the assist by Kew.
  • Kansai GareyHear how to pronounce Kansai Garey scored Tampa’s fifth goal of the contest off the assist by Shane Hanlon.
  • The last goal of the period was by the freshman Harry KilkowskiHear how to pronounce Harry Kilkowski off the assist by Kew.


2nd Period

  • Once again the Spartans completely dominated the period, scoring a total of seven goals to Embry-Riddle’s one.
  • The first goal of the second period was scored by sophomore Colin White, off the assist by Cox.
  • Ronnie ShulHear how to pronounce Ronnie Shul then netted a goal with 8:33 left in the half off the pass by Kew.
  • Kew then netted his third goal of the contest off the assist by Casey PlatenikHear how to pronounce Casey Platenik.
  • Senior, Hunter Van Horn netted an unassisted goal with 7:26 left in the half.
  • The Spartans last three goals of the half were scored by KewBryan Wright, and Jack Baldwin respectively. Kew was assisted by Kilkowski and Wrigh tby Vetter.
  • With :53 seconds left in the half, the ERAU Eagles scored their first goal of the contest.
  • Heading into halftime, Tampa led Embry-Riddle 13-1.


3rd Period

  • To start the second half, the Eagles were the first team on the board.
  • Tampa then scored five goals before Embry-Riddle answered with three.
  • UT’s first goal was scored by White off the assist by Kansai GareyHear how to pronounce Kansai Garey.
  • Luke Curran earned the Spartans 15thgoal.
  • Kew netted his fifth of the day off the pass by Even Killen.
  • The last two goals of the said five, were unassisted goals by Nicholas IoannouHear how to pronounce Nicholas Ioannou and Dylan Carter.
  • After the Eagles scored their three goals, UT’s final two goals were netted by Austin SchepersHear how to pronounce Austin Schepers and Ioannou.
  • At the end of the third period, the Spartans led the Eagles 20-5.


4th Period

  • ERAU scored the first two goals of the fourth period.
  • Tampa then earned three unassisted goals by Daniel BarrowSpencer EysamanHear how to pronounce Spencer Eysaman, and Jack Baldwin respectively.
  • The Eagles final goal of the day was scored with 2:49 left in the contest.
  • In the last minute of competition, Owen MatukasHear how to pronounce Owen Matukas scored for Tampa off the assist by Max Lambert. Additionally, Kevin McParlaneHear how to pronounce Kevin McParlane logged a goal off the assist by Christopher CieslaHear how to pronounce Christopher Ciesla.
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the Embry-Riddle Eagles by a final score of 25-8.





The Spartans will host the Florida Tech Panthers on Wednesday, March 27that 7:30 p.m. The game will take place at Pepin Stadium.