Tampa Concludes Season in NCAA Semifinals

Tampa Concludes Season in NCAA Semifinals

GAFFNEY, S.C. –  The No. 8 University of Tampa men's lacrosse team fell to No. 1 Limestone College in a national semifinal match-up.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Limestone Saints 12, Tampa Spartans 10
Records: Tampa (15-5), Limestone  (20-1)
Location: Saints Field l Gaffney, S.C.
All-time Series: Limestone now leads the series 9-0.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

 1st Period

  • The first goal of the game came from the Tampa's Jake Mosher McGraw with an assist from Andrew Kew.
  • After a penalty on Tampa, Limestone acted and had their first goal of the game.
  • Conor Whipple answered back with an unassisted goal at 10:43.
  • The Saints answered back with two goals to take a lead going to the second period.

2nd Period

  • The Saints had the first goal at 14:43 to take a two-goal lead.
  • Jake Schmidt fired to bring the deficit to only one goal.
  • Yet two more Saints goals in man-up situation gave them a lead of 7-4 before half-time.

3rd Period

  • Tampa's Whipple with an assist from Bryan Wright opened the second half.
  • Limestone answered with three goals to take a lead of 10-5.
  • Mosher McGraw had his second goal of game at 6:18, assisted by Kew.
  • Schmidt had his second goal with an assist from Kew with 29 seconds left to decrease the Saint's lead to 10-7.

4th Period

  • Whipple had the first goal of the period to bring the Tampa goal tally to 8.
  • The Saints would answer back with a goal of their own.
  • Another goal from Whipple at 4:35 made it 11-9.
  • The Saints responded again.
  • Despite a fight back with a goal from Schmidt assisted by Whipple, Tampa fell by a final score of 12-10.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Whipple led all Spartans in point with five (four goals and one assist).
  • Schmidt tallied three goals while Mosher McGraw had two.
  • Luke Posner and Wright tied for a team high five ground balls today.
  • Charlie Cummins, Jack Tyrrell and Posner each had two caused turnovers. 
  • A.J. Arnold had eleven saves in net.