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Panthers Rout Saints for MacArthur’s First Win

Nine-goal second quarter propels Florida Tech to 17-6 win over Flagler

BOX SCORE

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final: 
No. 19 Florida Tech 17, Flagler 6
Records: Florida Tech (2-2), Flagler (0-3)
Location: Panther Field | Melbourne, Fla. 

FIRST QUARTER:

  • Justin Williams scored the first three goals of the game for the Panthers, netting two of those tallies in the first quarter. His first goal came on an unassisted effort just 56 seconds after the opening faceoff, and the second goal was off an assist from Bennett Duffy to put Tech up 2-1 with 2:46 to go in the quarter. 
  • Flagler tied the game at 2-2 with 1:55 remaining in the opening frame, and the score remained the same as the teams went into the second quarter.

 
SECOND QUARTER:

  • Williams completed his hat trick just 40 seconds into the second off an assist from Nate Deplancke and kicked off a big quarter for the Panthers in which they outscored the Saints 9-1. 
  • Duffy also recorded a hat trick in the second quarter, three of his team-high four goals in the game.
  • Flagler tallied its third goal to make it a 6-3 margin with 9:31 left in the half. 
  • Five different players, Collin StewartGriffin BowieBen ClaffeeAran Heath and Nate Deplancke, accounted for the other five goals for Tech in the quarter and the Panthers took an 11-3 advantage into halftime. 


THIRD QUARTER: 

  • Duffy’s fourth goal of the game came off an assist from Bowie just 1:14 into the third quarter to make the score 12-3. 
  • Saints scored with 11:52 left in the third to trim the margin to 12-4. 
  • Panthers ensued on a 3-0 run on goals by Jakob TerpakNate Deplancke and Matt Gutmann to push the lead to 15-4 with 5:17 to go in the quarter. 


FOURTH QUARTER:

  • Gavin Stecher scored his first career goal off an assist from Cole Bonnell to increase the advantage to 16-5 with 4:40 remaining. 
  • Saints scored their final goal with 24 seconds to go. 
  • With time waning down, Patrick Stewart was able to beat the buzzer for the Panthers’ final goal of the game off an assist from Jake Rider to bring the score to its final 11-goal margin. 
     

NOTABLE PANTHERS:

  • Bennett Duffy led all players with 6 points on 4 goals and 2 assists.
  • Justin Williams recorded 3 goals and 1 assist.
  • Nate Deplancke added 2 goals and 2 assists.
  • Griffin Bowie finished with 1 goal and 3 assists.
  • Jakob Terpak tallied a goal and an assist.
  • Six Panthers finished with 1 goal and five others dished out 1 assist. 
  • Josh Vetter collected 4 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers.
  • Austin Engeler added 3 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers.
  • JP Thomas had 4 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers. 
  • Sam Balch recorded 2 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers.
  • Nick Cannetti grabbed 5 ground balls and 1 caused turnover.
  • Ethan TosheffJack Maranto and Andy Degner combined to go 13-of-26 on faceoffs with 7 ground balls.
  • John Hulsman earned his second win of the season in goal for the Panthers, finishing with 6 saves and a save percentage of .600.
  • Connor Davis saw time in net for Tech during the third and fourth quarters and finished with 5 saves and a save percentage of .714. 


INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:

  • Panthers finished with an edge in shots (42-28), shots on goal (28-17) and ground balls (55-33). 
  • Tech was successful on 19-of-20 clears compared to 14-of-20 for the Saints. 


BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The win is Brad MacArthur‘s first as head coach of the Florida Tech men’s lacrosse program. 
  • This was the first ever meeting between Florida Tech and Flagler.
  • Tech’s 9-goal second quarter tied a school record for most goals scored in a single quarter in program history. The Panthers also scored nine in the second quarter against Saint Michael’s on March 18, 2015. 


UP NEXT: Florida Tech is back in action March 5 as the Panthers take on #13 Seton Hill in a neutral site game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. The game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Tierney Field. 

For the latest news, updates and information on the Florida Tech men’s lacrosse team, visit FloridaTechSports.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Panthers news by following Florida Tech Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Saints fall to Panthers on the road

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Drew Flagg recorded three goals as Flagler College was defeated by Florida Tech, 17-6, at Panther Field Saturday afternoon.

The Saints continue to search for the program’s first win as they fall to 0-3 overall. The Panthers improved to 2-2.

It was a close contest at the end of the first period, with the score knotted up at two. Thomas Pritchard scored the first goal for the Saints and Drew Flagg scored a goal following a Florida Tech penalty, with Geraint Shaw assisting.

Entering the second quarter, Florida Tech rattled off four consecutive goals in the first two and a half minutes of the quarter to give the home team a 6-2 lead. While Pritchard was able to stop the bleeding with 9:31 left in the quarter by cutting the deficit back down to three, 6-3, that was as close as it got as the Panthers closed the half with five unanswered goals, making the score 11-3.

Flagg ended the day with three goals, Pritchard with two and Shaw had one. Jack Newell recorded his first point as a Saint when he assisted on Shaw’s goal.

Eleven different Panthers recorded goals this afternoon with Bennett Duffy leading the charge with four. Justin Williams added three of his own.

Flagler returns to action for its first game at the Flagler Lacrosse Field when the Saints host the Florida Southern College Moccasins Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

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via SportsLowdown

Panthers Pummel Flagler in MacArthur’s Debut

Excerpt:

The 19th-ranked Florida Tech Panthers (2-2) got their second win of the young season on Saturday, beating the new kid on the block, the Flagler Saints (0-3) 17-6 in a Division II regional matchup at the Olin Complex. It is the first year of the Flagler lacrosse program.

It was the first win for new head coach Brad MacArthur who took the reins as the Panthers’ full-time coach on Tuesday.

“The debut itself was minimal for me,” said MacArthur by phone after the game. “I just wanted to see the team go out and execute the game plan. They did that, and I think the sky’s the limit for this team.”

MacArthur credited interim head coach Zach Wynne and his staff for the job they did in the first three games of the season. “Zach did an admirable job keeping these guys focused,” he said. “I was there for the games in North Carolina and they did a great job, but I was glad to see this offense explode today.”

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