Men's lacrosse falls to #12 Tampa, 15-11

Men's lacrosse falls to #12 Tampa, 15-11

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's lacrosse team fell to No. 12 Tampa, 15-11, on Saturday afternoon in the final game of the season at University Turf Stadium.

The Lions saw junior Anthony Visintin lead the way with four points after scoring the hat-trick and adding an assist. Both Kyle Pauwels and Jake Gilmour added three points. Pauwels finished with two goals and an assist, while Gilmour dished out two dimes and added a goal.

Defensively, Jake Bye caused four turnovers and added four ground balls, while Nick Buckley added two caused turnovers and one ground ball.

The Basics
Saint Leo fell to #12 Tampa, 15-11
Location: Saint Leo, Fla. | University Turf Stadium
Records: Saint Leo 9-5, 1-4 SSC | Tampa 12-4, 5-0 SSC

How it happened
1Q | Saint Leo jumped out to a 2-0 lead after Bruce Preeschl netted the opening score off a Joe Serrecchia pass. Jake Gilmour then found Kyle Pauwels to make it 2-0 in favor for the Lions. However, the Spartans would rattle off three straight unassisted goals to close out the quarter. Thomas Tatarian made eight saves in the period. | UT 3-2

2Q | Senior Josh Kaufling evened the game up at three-all with the first goal of the second period. Back-to-back Spartan scored gave the visitors back the lead. Zach Lysyk tacked on a rip for the Lions, but the Spartans responded with another score. Senior Liam Christensen would pick up an errant ground ball behind the cage and wrap around the net for the score. Tampa would extend their lead to 8-5. Anthony Visintin would score his first game, but the Spartans would counter with another score. Visintin then found Pauwels for the closing score of the period. | UT 9-7

3Q | The Spartans dominated out of the break, scoring four goals before the Lions are able to get on the board. With 1:22 left in the period, Zach Lysyk found Visintin for the score. | UT 14-8

4Q | After digging themselves a hole, the Lions came out firing in the final period. Saint Leo took 19 shots in the period to just five by the Spartans. The Spartans were able to get on the board first at the 13:18 mark, increasing their lead. Saint Leo would close the game on a three-goal bender, as Gilmour found Charlie Kurtenbach for the man-up goal. Pauwels then found Gilmour for another man-up score. The Lions would close with a goal by Visintin, but their rally came too late as they were unable to cut into the lead anymore. | UT 15-11

Points to Note

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