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UT Men: #5 NYIT Defense Holds #10 Tampa 13-11

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .
via press release – photo via UT web site   OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. –  The No. 10 University of Tampa men’s lacrosse fell to No.5 New York Institute of Technology.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP: Final: NYIT 13, Tampa 11 Records: Tampa (10-4, 3-0 SSC), NYIT (9-1) Location: Old Westbury, N.Y. All-time Series: NYIT leads the series 2-1. Follow Us: @TampaSpartans on TwitterFacebookInstagramSnapchat and Vimeo  HOW IT HAPPENED: 1st Period
  • Tampa had the first goal of the game from Andrew Kew.
  • The Bears responded back with three goals to take a 3-1 lead.
  • Kew fired again with five seconds left in the period, assisted by Conor Whipple.
2nd Period
  • NYIT tacked on another goal for a lead of 4-2.
  • Jake Mosher McGraw has his first goal of the game at 11:32.
  • The Bears answered with three goals to take a four-goal lead of 7-3.
  • Mosher McGraw has another goal with 1:14 left in the period.
  • With one second left, NYIT takes a 8-5 lead going into half-time.
3rd Period
  • NYIT starts the period with back-to-back goals to have a lead of 10-5 over Tampa.
  • Whipple has his first goal of that game at 6:10, assisted by Kew.
  • The Bears answer back with two more goals, now leading the Spartans 12-6.
4th Period
  • The Spartans offense came alive in the final period of the game.
  • Three minutes into the period, Whipple has an unassisted goal.
  • At 3:43, Whipple attacks again with an assist from Sean Herdman.
  • Two minutes later, Bryan Wright teams up with Whipple to decrease the deficit to 12-9.
  • NYIT answers back at 1:19.
  • Whipple has an unassisted goal to bring the game within three points.
  • The final goal of the game comes from Wright, assisted by Whipple at 00:26, Tampa falling by two goals to NYIT.
  • Whipple led the team in points with four goals and three assists.
  • Charlie Cummins had three caused turnovers and two groundballs.
  • Kew and Wright each tallied two goals.
  • Luke Posner led the team in ground balls with four, also tallying a caused turnover. 
  Beyond the Box Score: 
  • Sophmore, Andrew Kew broke the school record for goals in a season (62) with 67 thus far. The Oakville, Ontario native is on track to break the NCAA goals in a single season record of 72 this season.
  UP NEXT: Tampa will host the Florida Tech Panthers on Saturday starting at 8 p.m.,at Naimoli Family Field in Tampa, Fla. Fans may follow via live stats and video through TAMPA SPARTANS MOBILE APP: A free app is also available for free download through Apple and Google Play stores. Please search for Tampa Spartans Front Row.