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Stewart’s OT Goal Sends FIT Men to the SSC Semi with the 10-9 Win over Lynn-47 Combined T/O’s; Stewart 3G/2A/GW, Rozgonyi 1G/3A, Francisco 14 Svs for FIT, Murray/Harris 2G/1A Each, Santos 15-23 FOs for Lynn – Both Recaps

Western alum JP Panchookian 3GBs for Florida Tech. SJP alum Parker Keefer 1GB/1CTO, Fleming Island Jace van Lierop 1CTO for Lynn.

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Collin Stewart’s OT Goal Sends Panthers to SSC Semifinals

Rozgonyi, Stewart break program records in victory

by Christina Hardman

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Panthers welcomed Lynn to Rick Stottler Field on Saturday night for the SSC quarterfinal. It was an eventful night for the Panthers as two program records were broken, and Tech earned an overtime victory over Lynn to advance to the SSC semifinals.

With the first assist of the game, Zach Rozgonyi breaks the all-time program record for career assists. With his overtime goal, Collin Stewart became the new program leader for career hat tricks.

Final OT:
  Florida Tech 10, Lynn 9
Records:  Florida Tech (6-8, 4-3 SSC) | Lynn (5-10, 2-5 SSC)
Locations: Rick Stottler Field | Melbourne, Fla.


  • The Panthers opened the quarterfinal match with a 3-1 run and outshot Lynn 14-4 in the first quarter.
  • Collin Stewart tallied Tech’s first goal of the day on an assist from Zach Rozgonyi. Rozgonyi’s assist broke the program record for career assists.
  • Joe Coveleski scored on an unassisted effort to put the Panthers up 2-0 with 8:40 to go.
  • Brooks Van Esselstyn capped off the run off a feed from Rozgonyi.
  • Lynn tallied their first goal with 4:01 left to make it a 3-1 margin.


  • Lynn cut the Panthers lead to one, outscoring Tech 3-2.
  • Cam McKee netted the first goal of the second period to give Tech a 4-1 cushion.
  • Lynn recorded their second goal at 7:18 before Rozgonyi brought the lead back to three goals.
  • Lynn scored two unanswered goals to cut the margin, 5-4.
  • Both Panther goals were assisted by Stewart.


  • The Panthers went on a 3-1 run to extend their lead back out to three goals.
  • Jonah Borynec netted his lone tally of the game off an assist from Luke Policke with 13:01 on the clock.
  • Ben Foster then scored unassisted to put the Panthers up 7-4 with 9:28 to go in the third.
  • Lynn scored their lone goal of the period with 5:05 to go before Stewart’s quick stick goal off an assist from Rozgonyi put the Panthers back at a three goal advantage.


  • Lynn responded in the fourth by shutting down Tech and taking a 4-1 run to force overtime.
  • The Panther’s lone goal in the period was scored by McKee with 6:19 left in the quarter.
  • Both goalies recorded two saves over the final five minutes.


  • Stewart came through a minute and 15 seconds into the overtime period as he scored the game-winner, and completed his hat-trick off an assist from Foster to send the Panthers to the SSC Semifinal.



  • Lynn ended with an advantage in shots (40-38), shots on goal (23-17) and ground balls (26-22).
  • Florida Tech went 21-23 on clears, while Lynn went 18-22.


  • Florida Tech moves to 8-4 all-time against the Fighting Knights.
  • This marks Tech’s second post-season win against Lynn.
  • With the first assist of the game, Zach Rozgonyi broke the program’s career assist record.
  • Collin Stewart’s overtime goal marked in 100th career goal in a Panther uniform.
  • Stewart’s hat trick marked his 19th career hat trick, which is the most ever by a Panther.
  • Jax Francisco moved up to second all-time for most saves in a season.

UP NEXT: Florida Tech heads to Winter Park, Fla. on Wednesday, April 24 to take on No. 2 seeded Rollins in the SSC Semifinals. The contest is set for 8 p.m.

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Lynn loses in OT in SSC Tournament

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Graduate Thomas Murray and freshman Will Harris each scored two goals with one assist and junior Camren Santos won 15-of-23 faceoffs as Lynn’s season came to a close with a 10-9 overtime loss at Florida Tech in the opening round of the 2024 SSC Tournament, Saturday evening.
Lynn caps the season with a 5-10 overall record.
– The Fighting Knights outshot Tech 40-38 and won 15-of-23 faceoffs, but FIT keeper Jax Francisco made 14 saves
– The Panthers scored three goals in the first quarter and opened the second with a goal for a 4-1 cushion
– Lynn’s only goal in the opening frame came at 4:01 from graduate Brian Hoskins
– Graduate Jalen Stanton scored at 7:18 in the second to pull Lynn to within 4-2
– Junior Tyler Van Wart scored at 5:27 in the second and junior Connor Houston connected on a shot at 4:05 as Lynn trailed 5-4 at halftime
– Murray scored Lynn’s only goal in the third quarter at 5:05 but Tech found the net three times and emerged the third frame with an 8-5 edge
– Houston opened the fourth with a goal at 11:10, but FIT scored at 8:37 to extend its lead back three at 9-6
– Lynn rallied with three-straight goals inside the final 8:29 as Harris scored twice and Murray found the net once to tie things at 9-9
– Neither team found the net over the final 6:19 as the game headed for OT
– Tech won the faceoff to open overtime and scored 1:15 into extra time to win the game

– Murray and Harris each finished with two goals, one assist and one ground ball
– Houston scored twice
– Sophomore Jackson Cutter scooped up five ground balls with one caused turnovers
– Santos added five ground balls with his 15 wins at the X