Tampa Men: Spartans Survive Bear Attack Up North, Win 16-12 Over NYIT

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via Tampa press release

 

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OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. –  The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the New York Institute of Technology Bears by a final score of 16-12. The University of Tampa is now 8-4 on the 2019 season.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final:  UT Spartans 16, NYIT Bears 12
Records: Tampa (8-4, SSC 2-0), NYIT (2-8, ECAC 1-2)
Location:  President’s Stadium | Old Westbury, N.Y.
All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the Bears in the all-time series 3-2.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

 

1st Period

  • The first goal of the game was scored by the NYIT Bears.
  • Bryan Wright answered with a goal for the Spartans from Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter.
  • The Bears scored again with 9:48 left in the first.
  • UT then earned back-to-back goals. The first came from Andrew KewHear how to pronounce Andrew Kew, the second came from Vetter.
  • The last goal of the first period was scored by the Bears.
  • At the end of the first period, the Spartans and Bears were tied at 3.

 

2nd Period

  • The Spartans scored five unanswered goals in this period.
  • The first goal was by Kew off the assist by Luke Curran.
  • Colin White then netted one off the pass from Vetter.
  • Shane Hanlon then scored an unassisted goal.
  • The last two goals of the half were scored by Jake Mosher McGrawHear how to pronounce Jake Mosher McGraw and Bryan Wright respectively. Both goals were assisted by Chris Cox.
  • Heading into halftime, the Spartans led the Bears 8-3.

 

3rd Period

  • NYIT scored the first period of the second half.
  • The Spartans then earned back-to-back goals by Cox and Dom MazzaHear how to pronounce Dom Mazza.
  • With 9:57 left in the period the Bears scored their fifth goal.
  • Jake Mosher McGrawHear how to pronounce Jake Mosher McGraw then netted his second for UT.
  • The Bears then netted four unanswered goals, before Mosher McGraw scored again ending the Spartans silence.
  • The last two goals of the period were scored by NYIT.
  • At the end of the third period, the Spartans led the Bears 12-11.

 

4th Period

  • The Spartans scored the first three goals of the fourth period.
  • The first was scored by Bryan Wright, followed by back to back goals by Colin White.
  • White‘s goals were assisted by Vetter and Cox respectively.
  • NYIT scored their 12thand final goal with 3:53 remaining.
  • Bryan Wrights cored the final goal of the contest with 1:35 left to play.
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the New York Institute of Technology Bears by a final score of 16-12.

 

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UP NEXT:
 

This Spartans will travel to Lakeland, Florida on Wednesday, April 3rdto take on conference foe, Florida Southern College. The game against the Moccasins is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Barnett Athletic Complex.

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