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Florida Tech Men’s Lacrosse Rolls Past Golden Eagles 15-8 for First Win

via press release/website, by Christina Hardman


MELBOURNE, Fla. – Florida Tech men’s lacrosse team took care of business on Saturday afternoon, rolling past Concordia University Irvine by the score of 15-8, for their first win of 2024.

  Florida Tech 15, Concordia University Irvine 8
Records: Florida Tech (1-4, 0-0 SSC) | Concordia University Irvine (1-5, 0-2 RMAC)
Locations: Rick Stottler Field | Melbourne, Fla.


  • Florida Tech put the pressure on the Golden Eagles early in the first quarter, netting the first four scores.
  • Griffin Martin assisted Joe Covesleski for goal number one before he scored one of his own off a feed from Zach RozgonyiAustin Engeler netted the third, unassisted, and Cam Johnson added the fourth from Coveleski.
  • CUI recorded their first goal on an unassisted effort by Bryan Parr.
  • Gavin Stecher posted back-to-back goals, assists from Gavin Wessel and Martin, to go up 6-1 with 3:37 left in the opening frame.
  • After CUI scored their second goal of the game, Jakob Terpak found Joe Coveleski in front of the net for his second of the day.
  • With seven ticks left in the frame, CUI’s Drew Buckley blasted one in, assisted by Matt Carresi.
  • Tech took a 7-3 lead into the second period.


  • Tech outscored CUI 4-2 in the second frame.
  • CUI got the second period started, scoring 43 seconds in.
  • Coveleski completed the hat trick with 12:38 to go on a feed from Nate DePlancke.
  • After CUI’s Carresi brought the Golden Eagles to within three, 8-5, attacks, Collin Stewart and Rozgonyi went back-to-back followed by a Ben Foster score with nine seconds remaining to push the advantage to 11-5 in favor of Tech.
  • Stewart contributed to all three goals, scoring one and assisting the other two.


  • CUI stopped Tech’s scoring onslaught in the third, outscoring Tech 4-1.
  • The Golden Eagles scored three straight, including a man-up, to cut the deficit 11-8, with 8:07 to go.
  • The Panther defense held CUI from cutting into their lead further, led by goalie Jax Francisco who recorded seven saves in the third.
  • Tech’s lone goal came with 4:09 on the clock from an unassisted effort by Gary Lozito.


  • The Panthers shut out CUI in the final frame to secure a 15-8 win.
  • Martin notched his second goal of the game with 10:16 to go.
  • Two minutes later, Foster found Johnson for his second of the game.
  • The final goal came with under five minutes to go as Jonah Borynec put one in to make the final score 15-8.

“We talked about having a solid start and executing certain elements of our game.” Said head coach Brad McArthur. “Although we regressed a bit in the 3rd quarter, we regrouped and had a solid 4th defensively to finish.”


  • Florida Tech outshot CUI 43-31 with 26 on goal against CUI’s 23.
  • The Panthers recorded fewer turnovers (19-13) and more ground balls (31-22).
  • Florida Tech went  19-of-22 on clears, while CUI went 15-19.
  • Both teams were 1-of-5 on man-up opportunities.


UP NEXT: Florida Tech returns to Rick Stottler Field Saturday, March 9 to host Westminister. The contest is set to begin at 7 p.m.
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