UT Men: Spartans Defeat Crusaders in Overtime Victory

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via UT press release



TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 19 University of Tampa Spartans bounce back to defeat the North Greenville University Crusaders in overtime by a final score of 15-14. The University of Tampa is now 3-3 on the 2019 season.


Final: No. 19 Tampa Spartans 15, North Greenville Crusaders 14

Records: Tampa (3-3), North Greenville (2-5)

Location:  Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex | Tampa, Fla.

All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the all-time series against the Crusaders 2-0.

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1st Period

  • The NGU Crusaders scored the first two goals of the game, giving them the 2-0 lead.
  • The Spartans answered with back-to-back goals of their own. The first came from freshman Harry Kilkowki, the second from senior Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter.
  • North Greenville then netted another goal with 7:05 left in the period.
  • The final goal of the first quarter was scored by UT’s Colin White.
  • At the end of the first period, the Spartans and the Crusaders were tied at 3.


2nd Period

  • To start the second period, Colin White netted another goal, this time off the assist by Kilkowski.
  • The Crusaders fought to regain the lead scoring three in a row.
  • With 3:53 remaining in the half Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter netted his second goal of the game.
  • NGU scored to hold a 7-5 lead.
  • The final goal of the half was scored by Tampa’s JakeMosher McGraw off the assist by Vetter.
  • Heading into halftime, the Crusaders led the Spartans 7-6.


3rd Period

  • Dom MazzaHear how to pronounce Dom Mazza tied the game at 7 to start the third period off the pass by Mosher McGraw.
  • UT then netted two more goals to take the lead 9-7. The first goal scored came from Jake LevineHear how to pronounce Jake Levine off the assist by Chris Cox. The second was an unassisted goal from Vetter, his third of the contest.
  • North Greenville tied the game at 9 with back-to-back goals.
  • The last goal of the third period was awarded to Vetter, giving Tampa the 10-9 lead.


4th Period

  • The first goal of the fourth period came from the Crusaders.
  • Mosher McGraw then netted another goal for the Spartans off the pass by Mazza.
  • NGU then took the one-point lead, 12-11, with back-to-back goals.
  • Colin White then netted two for the Spartans, both came off the assist by Max Lambert.
  • NGU scored two more to gain the 14-13 lead with 2:16 remaining in the contest.
  • With 1:02 left in the game, Mosher McGraw buried a goal for the Spartans, sending the game to OT.



  • The Spartans were awarded the first possession of the faceoff taken by Ross Dickerson.
  • Jake Mosher McGrawHear how to pronounce Jake Mosher McGraw then scored his third goal of the day off the assist by Vetter.
  • The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the North Greenville University Crusaders by a final score of 15-14.



  • Colin White tallied a whopping five goals for the Spartans on offense.
  • Matt VetterHear how to pronounce Matt Vetter stated an outstanding four goals and three assists, followed by Jake Mosher McGrawHear how to pronounce Jake Mosher McGraw who earned three goals and one assist.
  • Ross Dickerson won 23-32 face-offs form the X.
  • B.J. BorowskiHear how to pronounce B.J. Borowski recorded a win, earning eight saves in the contest from 20 shots.



The Spartans will travel to St. Louis, Missouri where they will take on the Lindenwood Lions on Saturday, March 9that 1:00 p.m.


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