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No.1 Ranked Tampa Handle Business Against No.13 Ranked Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FL. – The No. 1 ranked University of Tampa Spartans men’s lacrosse completed the sweep of the No. 13 ranked Florida Tech Panthers.


Final: No. 1 Tampa 11, No. 13 Florida Tech Panthers 8

Records: Tampa Spartans (11-0) (3-0 SSC), Florida Tech Panthers (7-4) (2-1 SSC)

Location: Panther Field  || Melbourne, FL



Tampa would waste no time putting the ball in the back of the net, as Daniel Fitzpatrick would put the Spartans on the scoresheet under a minute into the game. Despite going down by one with a few minutes left in the quarter, Tampa would fight back in a man down situation with a Owen Miller goal to even things up. As Tampa would end the quarter on a scoring spree to regain the lead.

14:09 – Daniel Fitzpatrick, unassisted

3:39 – Owen Miller, unassisted

2:42 – Charlie Bolesh, unassisted

1:24 – Owen Miller, unassisted

Score: 4-2 Tampa


Both teams would be even throughout this quarter, both teams collecting ground balls along with both teams hitting the post in the quarter. Once again it would be Miller who would break the deadlock of the scoreless period. As both teams would trade goals evenly in the dying minutes of the half to still make the lead double for the Spartans.

4:17 – Owen Miller, unassisted

2:32 –  Charlie Bolesh, assisted by Colin White 

Score: 6-4 Tampa


The Spartans would come out to start the second half off slow, letting shot after shot from Florida Tech. Things would get worse for Tampa as they would concede back to back penalties, the Spartans defense would step up in these man down situations, with Fitzpatrick scoring the lone goal for Tampa in the quarter.

4:25 – Daniel Fitzpatrick, unassisted

Score: 7-6 Tampa


Tampa would start off the quarter in full control, as Ethan Paduch would put the Spartans on the board to start things off in the fourth. Matthew Beddow would capitalize off the faceoff, which would give the Spartans two goals within five seconds to give Tampa a four goal lead. Charlie Bolesh would seal the deal for the Spartans, as the idea of a comeback for the Panthers would leave reality.

14:13 – Ethan Paduch, unassisted

7:33  – Harry Kilkowski, unassisted

7:27 – Matthew Beddow, assisted by Luke McAnaney

4:28 – Charlie Bolesh, unassisted

Score: 11-8 Tampa


  • Miller and Bolesh would both record hat tricks
  • Hunter Turner would record a game high 8 ground balls
  • The Spartans outshot the Panthers 44-40
  • Six Spartans would get on the scoresheet

UP NEXT: The Spartans faceoff once again with Florida Southern at home in their 10th anniversary whiteout. On Saturday, April 9th, at 8:00 PM.

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No. 13 Panthers Come Up Short Against Top-Ranked Spartans

by Daniel Supraner

#13 Florida Tech 8, #1 Tampa 11 
Records: Florida Tech (7-4, 2-1 SSC), Tampa (11-0, 3-0 SSC)
Location: Panther Field | Melbourne, Fla.


  • Tampa jumped out in front early on to take a 1-0 lead just 51 seconds into the game. 
  • Collin Stewart and Griffin Martin scored unassisted goals later in the first quarter to give Tech a 2-1 advantage with 4:16 to go. 
  • Spartans tallied three unanswered goals over a 2:15 span to take a 4-2 lead with 1:24 left in the frame. 


  • It was a defensive stalemate for much of the second quarter until Tampa tallied consecutive goals to increase its lead to 6-2 with 2:32 remaining in the half.
  • Panthers scored twice in the final 1:12 of the first half to cut the margin to 6-4 at the break. Zach Rozgonyi fed Justin Williams for a man-up goal to trim the deficit to three. Rozgonyi then scored his lone goal of the game on an unassisted effort with 45 seconds left. 


  • Tampa extended its advantage to 7-4 with 4:25 to go in the third quarter. 
  • Nate Deplancke scored on a high bouncer from the wing less than a minute later to bring the margin back to two. 
  • Stewart tallied his second goal of the game on a fastbreak off an assist from Brennan Banks to make it a one-goal game with 1:07 left in the quarter. 


  • Spartans opened the fourth quarter scoring with four unanswered goals to increase their lead to 11-6 with 4:28 remaining. 
  • Stewart scored his third of the day to cut the margin to 11-7 with 2:15 left. 
  • Jakob Terpak then found the back of the net off a feed from Andrew Walenty to make it a three-goal game with 1:44 left. 
  • Tampa would run the remaining time on the clock and handed Florida Tech its first SSC loss of the season. 



  • Tampa ended with more shots (44-40), shots on goal (27-24) and ground balls (37-32). 
  • Spartans won 13-23 faceoffs compared to 10-23 for Tech.
  • Both teams turned the ball over 14 times in the contest.
  • Tampa was 15-17 on clear attempts while Florida Tech was 16-18. 
  • Panthers went 1-7 on the man-up while holding the Spartans to 0-6 on their extra-man opportunities.


  • Tampa improves to 14-1 all-time versus Florida Tech. 

UP NEXT: Florida Tech will look to bounce back on Saturday, April 9 when the Panthers travel to West Palm Beach for a matchup with Palm Beach Atlantic at the Rinker Athletic Complex. Start time for the contest is 1 p.m. 

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No. 1 Tampa Beats a Game Panthers Squad

by Donny Rieber, Jr.


The No. 13 Florida Tech Panthers (7-4, 2-1 SSC) gave the No 1 Tampa Spartans (11-0, 3-0 SSC) all they could handle Wednesday, but the Spartans hung on for an 11-8 win at Panther Field in Melbourne.

The game started 85 minutes late due to bad weather in the area, and without lights on the field, it was a hectic time schedule but the game was able to be played to completion.

Tampa goalie Blake Ulmer made some huge saves in this one and seemed to come up big when the Panthers started to make their move. Ulmer and Panthers starter John Hulsman each had 16 saves in the contest.

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