UT Men: #6 Spartans Fall to #10 Crusaders in Season Opener 13-9

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via UT press release

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. –  The No. 10 Belmont Abbey College Crusaders defeat the No. 6 University of Tampa Spartans by a final score of 13-9 in UT’s 2019 season opener.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 6 Tampa Spartans 9, No. 10 Belmont Abbey Crusaders 13

Records: Tampa (0-1), Belmont Abbey (1-0)

Location:  Savannah, Ga.

All-time Series: The BAC Crusaders lead the all-time series against the Tampa Spartans 3-1.

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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • The No. 10 ranked Crusaders were on the board first, scoring a man-up goal with 8:37 left in the quarter.
  • The Spartans then answered at the 6:00 minute mark with a goal from Jake LevineHear how to pronounce Jake Levine.
  • In the last ten seconds of the quarter, both BAC and UT scored again. BAC netted its second goal with :10 seconds left, and then Ross Dickerson tied the game at 2 with :03 seconds left in the quarter.
  • At the end of the first period, the Spartans and the Crusaders were tied at 2.

 

2nd Period

  • Starting the second period, the Spartans were the first team to score with a goal from Andrew KewHear how to pronounce Andrew Kew, the assist by Jake Mosher McGrawHear how to pronounce Jake Mosher McGraw.
  • Belmont Abbey then answered with 11:16 remaining in the half.
  • The Spartans then scored back-to-back goals to regain the lead. The first goal was scored by Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter, assisted by Andrew KewHear how to pronounce Andrew Kew. The second goal was netted by freshman Harry KilkowskiHear how to pronounce Harry Kilkowski, his first collegiate goal, also assisted by Kew.
  • BAC scored the last goal of the half with 1:17 remaining.
  • At the end of the first half, the No. 6 Spartans lead the No.10 Crusaders 5-4.

 

3rd Period

  • Coming out of halftime, the Spartans were the first team to score with another goal from Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter, his second of the day. This goal gave the Spartans the 6-4 lead.
  • Shortly after, at 13:11, Harry KilkowskiHear how to pronounce Harry Kilkowski scored a man-up goal, his second goal of the game.
  • The BAC Crusaders then responded with three unanswered goals, tying the game at 7.
  • Kilkowski then earned his third and final goal of the game with 5:59 remaining in the period.
  • Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter scored the final goal of the period, the assist by Dom MazzaHear how to pronounce Dom Mazza.
  • Heading into the fourth quarter the Spartans lead the Crusaders 9-7.

 

4th Period

  • In the fourth period, BAC scored six goals to end the game.
  • The No. 10 BAC Crusaders defeated the No. 6 UT Spartans by a final score of 13-9.

 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter and Harry KilkowskiHear how to pronounce Harry Kilkowski lead the Spartans offense, each with three goals.
  • Additionally, Andrew KewHear how to pronounce Andrew Kew contributed greatly to the offensive efforts with one goal and two assists.
  • Ross Dickerson won 19-24 faceoffs he took, in addition to leading the team in ground balls with 10.
  • B.J. BorowskiHear how to pronounce B.J. Borowski recorded 13 saves in the contest.

 

UP NEXT:

The Spartans will SSC rival, Florida Southern College in a neutral site contest on Saturday, February 16 in Orlando, Florida. The game is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. at Lake Highland Prep.