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SSC: FIT Men 12-11 in OT over Lynn – Both Recaps

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Panthers Hold Off Lynn’s Comeback, Win in OT

by Christina Hardman

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Men’s Lacrosse saw an early lead slip away before the Fighting Knights forced OT with eight seconds remaining in regulation. Tech was able to hold off Lynn, winning the opening faceoff to take the first possession of OT and quickly finding the back of the net to grab the win.

Final OT:
 Florida Tech 13, Lynn 12
Records: Florida Tech (5-4, 1-1 SSC) | Lynn (5-6, 0-2)
Locations: Panther Field | Saint Leo, Fla.  


  • Patrick Stewart got the Panthers going early off an assist Nicky Vreeland five minutes into the opening frame to put Tech up 1-0.
  • Less then a minute later, Noah Stecher put one up with an unassisted tally to make the score 2-0.
  • Austin Engeler found the back of the net on an unassisted effort to make it 3-0 with 3:42 remaining.
  • Lynn would get on the board in the final 1:30 to end the quarter 3-1.


  • Three straight for the Panthers would extend the lead 6-1 with 11:32 to go.
  • Collin Stewart got the run started less than two minutes into the period. Luke Policke scored a man-up off an assist from Zach Rozgonyi, and Vreeland got into the scoring mix with an unassisted goal.
  • Lynn tallied one more before Tech answered back twice. P. Stewart scored his second of the day on a feed from Rozgonyi, 8:14 to go.
  • Policke’s unassisted goal pushed Tech to 8-2 with 3:44 remaining.
  • Three consecutive goals for Lynn cut into Tech’s lead.
  • Nate Deplancke found the back of the net in the final two seconds to give Tech a 9-5 lead going into the break.


  • Goalie play picked up in the third quarter as neither team was able to register a goal until Lynn tallied one on a man-up opportunity with 1:51 left in the frame.
  • Lynn added one more in the final minute, cutting Tech leads 9-7.


  • Fighting Knights outscored the Panthers 5-3 in the fourth quarter, including tying the game at 12-12 with 8 seconds remaining.
  • Jakob Terpak and Deplancke each tallied unassisted goals and C. Stewart recorded his second of the day on a feed from Deplancke.


  • Jack Maranto won the faceoff at the start of overtime to give Tech the opening possession.
  • With 3:26 left in the first overtime, Deplancke found Rozgonyi for the winning goal to hand Florida Tech its first conference win.



  • Lynn finished with an edge in shots (40-34) and ground balls (26-24).
  • Fighting Knights committed fewer turnovers (17-22).
  • Panthers were 24-25 on clears, while Lynn was 20-24.


  • Panthers moved to 7-3 all-time against Lynn. Tech has now won four of the last six matchups.
  • With his three assists on the day, Zach Rozgonyi moves up to 4th all-time in program history for career assists with 38.
  • Jax Francisco reached 100 career-saves.

UP NEXT: Florida Tech is back in action Saturday April 8st when they host Palm Beach Atlantic at noon.

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Men’s Lacrosse Falls in OT at Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Senior Jalen Stanton scored with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the Lynn University men’s lacrosse matchup with Florida Southern into overtime before the Panthers grabbed a 13-12 win in extra time, Saturday. Lynn falls to 5-6 overall on the season and 0-2 in the SSC.

– Stanton’s third and final goal of the afternoon came with eight seconds left in regulation that knotted the game at 12
– The Panthers won the faceoff to begin overtime and Zach Rozgonyi scored 1:14 into the extra frame to give the hosts the 13-12 win
– Despite the loss, Lynn outshot Florida Tech 40-34, led 26-24 in ground balls and won 14-of-27 faceoffs
– The Fighting Knights outscored the Panthers 7-4 after halftime, but couldn’t completely dig themselves out of a 9-5 halftime deficit
– Lynn never led in the game, but tied the score three times in the fourth quarter
– Sophomore Connor Houston scored back-to-back goals in the fourth (13:09 and 11:53) and the second tied the game at 10
– With 5:38 on the clock, sophomore Dylan Colon scored off a pass from graduate student Stephen Becker that tied the game at 11
– Florida Tech scored with 2:21 showing to grab a 12-11 advantage until Stanton’s late tally sent the contest in overtime
– The Panthers tried to run away with the game in the first half, building an 8-2 lead with just 3:44 left in the first half
– Lynn answered with three late goals to pull to within 9-5 at intermission. Senior Joseph Michalski scored at 1:26, senior Thomas Murray found the net with 40 seconds left and Houston scored just before the half
– The Fighting Knights used a 3-0 scoring run late in the third and early in the fourth to pull to within 9-8 before Houston later tied it at 10
– Houston finished the afternoon with three goals and one assist
– Stanton scored three times
– Becker, Colon and Murray each scored once with two assists
– Graduate student Michael Miocic won 14-of-24 faceoffs
– Graduate student Mikey Troese scored once and had six ground balls and three caused turnovers
– Lynn hosts Embry-Riddle this Wednesday at 6:00 pm