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.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
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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HOW IT HAPPENED:
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 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.
To start the second period,
netted another goal, this time off the assist by Colin White Kilkowski. The Crusaders fought to regain the lead scoring three in a row.
With 3:53 remaining in the half
netted his second goal of the game. Matt Vetter NGU scored to hold a 7-5 lead.
The final goal of the half was scored by Tampa’s
Jake Mosher McGraw off the assist by Vetter. Heading into halftime, the Crusaders led the Spartans 7-6.
tied the game at 7 to start the third period off the pass by Dom Mazza Mosher McGraw. UT then netted two more goals to take the lead 9-7. The first goal scored came from
off the assist by Jake Levine . The second was an unassisted goal from Chris Cox 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.
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.
then netted two for the Spartans, both came off the assist by Colin White . 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
then scored his third goal of the day off the assist by Jake Mosher McGraw Vetter. The University of Tampa Spartans defeated the North Greenville University Crusaders by a final score of 15-14.
INSIDE THE STATS:
The Spartans will travel to St. Louis, Missouri where they will take on the Lindenwood Lions on Saturday, March 9
that 1:00 p.m.
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