Tampa Wins Fourth Consecutive SSC Tournament

Tampa Wins Fourth Consecutive SSC Tournament

TAMPA, Fla. –  The No. 9 University of Tampa wins fourth straight Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship with 12-8 victory over Florida Tech.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 12, Florida Tech Panthers 8
Records: Tampa (12-4), Florida Tech  (8-7)
Location: Naimoli Field l Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series 8-0.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Period

  • The first goal of the game came from Tampa's Matt Vetter with an assist from Andrew Kew at 13:28.
  • Sean Herdman fired another goal shortly after to give Tampa a two-goal lead.
  • The Panthers responded with two goals to tie the game.
  • Herdman scored again with an assist from Bryan Wright for Tampa to take the lead.
  • Panthers tied the game with 1:25 left in the period.
  • With just two seconds left in the period Bryan Wright scored with an assist from Matt Vetter to take a 4-3 lead.

2nd Period

  • Florida Tech had back-to-back goals to take the lead 5-4.
  • Jake Mosher McGraw with an assist from Chris Vetter tied the game to 5 points each.
  • Conor Whipple had an unassisted goal to take a 6-5 lead.
  • A man-up goal from the Panthers tied the game to 6 points each.
  • Another unassisted goal from Whipple gave Tampa a one-goal lead with 5:19 left in the period.
  • Jake Schmidt tacked on another one for Tampa, assisted by Jud Huxtable.
  • Tampa led 8-6 going into half-time.

3rd Period

  • Tampa opened the half with a goal from M. Vetter, assisted by Whipple at 13:28.

4th Period

  • Andrew Kew opened the final period with a goal at 14:07, leading 10-6.
  • Florida Tech responded with two goals to bring their total to 8.
  • Schmidt had his second goal of the game with an assist from Huxtable.
  • An unassisted goal from M.Vetter gave Tampa a 12-8 lead with 2:56 left in the period. 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Kew has scored a goal in 32 consecutive games, with one goal and one assist today.
  • Whipple led Spartans offense in points with four, also tallied two groundballs.
  • M. Vetter had three goals and one assist.
  • A.J. Arnold had 18 saves in net.
  • Herdman and Schmidt had two goals apiece.
  • Wright, and Mosher McGraw tallied a goal each. 

2017 Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team

 

Name

School

Most Outstanding Player

Conor Whipple

Tampa

 

Matt Vetter

Tampa

 

Carson Clough

Florida Tech

 

Andrew Kew

Tampa

 

Logan Sweeney

Florida Tech

 

Austen Zugelter

Florida Tech

 

Nate Menninger

Florida Tech

 

A.J. Arnold

Tampa

 

Charlie Cummins

Tampa

 

Marty Heyn

Tampa

 

Cody Dyer

Florida Southern

 

Johnny Gavin

Lynn

 

Austen Lison

Florida Southern

 

UP NEXT:

Tampa will wait to see the seeding for the NCAA DII South Regional Semi-Finals.

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