SSC Men: FIT 11-7 over ERAU – Both Recaps
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Men’s Lacrosse Collects SSC Win Over Embry-Riddle
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Florida Tech 11, Embry-Riddle 7
Records: Florida Tech (7-5, 3-2 SSC) | Embry-Riddle (4-9, 0-4)
Locations: Embry-Riddle Lacrosse Field | Daytona Beach, Fla.
- The Eagles got on the board first before Tech went on a 3-0 run.
- Noah Stecher tied it up 1-1 of an assist from Zach Rozgonyi with 8:08 to go.
- 30-seconds later, Luke Policke gave Tech the lead off a feed from Griffin Martin.
- Gary Lozito pushed the lead out to 3-1 on an unassisted effort with 7:01 on the clock.
- A Tech turnover allowed ERAU to cut it to 3-2 with 5:05 to go.
- Policke tallied his second of the day with 3:25 left.
- Nate Deplancke found the back of the net to close out the opening frame and give Tech a 5-2 lead.
- ERAU outscored the Panthers 3-2 in the second period.
- Rozgonyi scored off a feed from Deplancke with 11:19 to go.
- Deplanke added a goal with 6:25 remaining.
- Eagles opened the frame with a goal to cut Tech’s lead 7-6.
- After an Eagles turnover, forced by Sam Balch, Panthers moved the ball up the field to get in scoring position. Stewart scored his second of the day on an assist by Deplancke, giving Tech back a two-goal lead.
- Chandler Hake extended the lead on a feed from Griffin Martin with 7:38 to go.
- Goalie play picked up, as neither team was able to score the rest of the period.
- Three goals were scored in the fourth period, all in the first six minutes.
- Stecher scored less than a minute into the period on an assist from Deplanke.
- Policke completed the hat trick with 9:30 to go, giving Tech the 11-7 advantage.
- Neither team was able to tally a goal the remainder of the game.
- Luke Policke led the Panthers with 3 goals on six shots.
- Nate Deplanke tallied a game-high three assists to go along with two goals, two caused turnovers, and one ground ball.
- Noah Stecher added two goals and two ground balls.
- Collin Stewart finished with one goal, two ground balls, and two caused turnovers.
- Zach Rozgonyi recorded one goal, one assist, one ground ball, and one caused turnover.
- Gary Lozito and Chandler Hake each added a goal.
- Sam Balch collected 10 ground balls to go along with four caused turnovers.
- Cooper Leonard went 9-13 on faceoffs and collected three ground balls.
- Jax Francisco finished with 13 saves against 20 shots on goal while also recording two caused turnovers.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
- Florida Tech finished with the advantage in shots on goal (23-20) and ground balls (36-33).
- Both teams recorded 39 shots.
- Tech went 23-27 on clears, while ERAU went 17-22.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Florida Tech moves to 4-0 all-time against the Eagles.
- Panthers have defeated ERAU by three goals or more in every matchup.
- Balch’s 10 ground balls are a career-high
- Deplancke’s 5 points are a career-high
- Rozgonyi moves up to third in program history for career goals with 85 and enters the Top 10 for single-season points with 39.
- Jack Maranto enters the Top-10 in program history for career ground balls with 92.
- Leonards 9 faceoff wins tie him for eighth most in a single season with 109.
UP NEXT: Florida Tech is on the road Saturday, April 15, traveling to Florida Southern for a 7 p.m. contest.
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Panthers Narrowly Escape Daytona with 11-7 Win Over Men’s Lacrosse
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – The Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse team nearly came away with their first Sunshine State Conference win of the season on Wednesday, but Florida Tech was able to hold off the Eagles 11-7. ERAU (4-9, 0-6 SSC) equaled the Panthers (7-5, 3-2 SSC) with 39 shots, but could only manage two goals in the second half against Tech goalkeeper Jax Francisco.
Pete Abbes and Coleman Jacobs both registered hat tricks for the Blue and Gold, but only Parker Liposky, scoring his first goal of the year, joined them in the Embry-Riddle goal column.
It was Jacobs who scored the game’s first goal, a snipe from more than 10 yards out off a feed from Abbes, and the 1-0 lead stood for five minutes before the Panthers scored three quick ones in succession in the span of 67 seconds to take a 3-1 advantage.
Liposky got his first score of 2023 at the 5:05 mark, receiving a pass from Isaiah Hines and beating Francisco to trim the Eagle deficit to just one goal.
The visitors regained a two-goal advantage a minute later, and then with 73 seconds to go in the first, pushed their advantage to 5-2.
ERAU nearly got a goal in the dying seconds, but Jacobs’ shot was blocked and Hines’ was wide.
Starting the second Abbes picked up his first goal of the afternoon, but it was quickly answered by two from the Panthers.
Around the three minute mark of the second the Eagles took over, beginning with Abbes’ second of the day thanks to a great pass from Jacobs, and then with just 17 seconds before the halftime buzzer, Jacobs again found Abbes and the Eagles went into the break down just two goals, 7-5.
Out of the half Jacobs got the hosts within one with his 32nd score of the season a few minutes into the third quarter. ERAU had a chance to tie it a few moments later, but a turnover gave the ball to the Panthers and they took advantage, scoring their eighth of the night to regain a two-goal cushion.
FT scored once more in the quarter before both defenses and goalies took over, with neither team scoring over the final seven-plus minutes.
The Panthers grabbed some momentum by scoring quickly into the fourth, going up 10-6 before Jacobs completed his hat trick at the 10:42 mark. However, that was the final goal the hosts would register in the game with ERAU’s final 14 shots going for naught.
Neither team did well in extra man chances, combining to go 0-for-5.
Carter Groezinger made 12 saves in net for the Blue and Gold, while Francisco came up with 13 stops.
The Eagles host Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday, April 15 for Senior Day at 1 p.m.