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Tampa Men: Legendary Head Coach Rory Whipple Announces Retirement From Coaching

Tampa Men: Legendary Head Coach Rory Whipple Announces Retirement From Coaching

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 via Tampa press release TAMPA, Fla – University of Tampa head lacrosse coach, Rory Whipple, has announced his retirement after spending the last 10 seasons at the helm of the perennial power that he built at the University. Whipple concludes his career with 131 wins at UT. He is also the winningest active coach in NCAA Division II history, as he holds 349 career wins."It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement as Head Coach of the University of Tampa's Men's Lacrosse Program," says Whipple. "I feel tremendous gratitude to Larry Marfise, our Athletic Director, and Ronald Vaughn, the University's President, and his administration for giving me the opportunity and encouragement to build a top-notch competitive lacrosse program. Without their unwavering ...
NCAA D2 Tourney:  Tampa Spartans Fall In NCAA Quarterfinals 16-15 in OT

NCAA D2 Tourney: Tampa Spartans Fall In NCAA Quarterfinals 16-15 in OT

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 via Tampa press release HICKORY, N.C. – The University of Tampa Spartans faced off against the Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears in the NCAA Quarterfinals. UT would fall short, as they would fall to LR 16-15 in overtime.INSIDE THE MATCHUP:Final: Lenoir-Rhyne 16, Tampa 15 Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (14-1), Tampa (10-1) All-Time Series: Tampa leads the series 4-2HOW IT HAPPENED:FIRST QUARTERThe Bears were the first team on the board as they scored a quick goal 54 seconds into the game. Tampa would respond at the 9:13 mark, as Colin White would score an unassisted goal to tie the game. UT would score the next six goals before LR would add a goal to end the quarter. || UT 7, LR 2SECOND QUARTERLR would start the second frame off hot as they would sco...
NCAA Men’s D2 Tourney:  South #2 Seed Tampa Spartans Put Down Trojans 24-8

NCAA Men’s D2 Tourney: South #2 Seed Tampa Spartans Put Down Trojans 24-8

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 via Tampa press release BOX SCOREHICKORY, N.C. – The University of Tampa men's lacrosse team opened up the 2021 NCAA Tournament with a convincing 24-8 victory over the University of Mount Olive. The win moves the Spartans to the NCAA South Region semifinal.INSIDE THE MATCHUP:Final: Tampa 24, Mount Olive 8Records: Tampa (10-0), Mount Olive (11-3)All-Time Series: Tampa leads the series 2-0HOW IT HAPPENED:FIRST QUARTERThe Spartans came out hot as Jack Wood and Bryan Wright scored two early goals that gave Tampa an early 2-0 lead. The Trojans were able to answer with a goal of their own to bring the game within one goal. Following the UMO goals, the flood gates would open for UT as they would score the final seven goals of the quarter t...
SSC Men:  #2 Spartans Win Back and Forth Battle with #19 Knights, 7-6!

SSC Men: #2 Spartans Win Back and Forth Battle with #19 Knights, 7-6!

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 via Tampa press release - photo by Jeff Romance at Lynn BOX SCOREBOCA RATON, Fla. – The top-ranked University of Tampa Spartans traveled down south to face the Lynn University Fighting Knights. Both teams came into the game undefeated, with the Spartans able to claw out the victory to remain unbeaten on the season.INSIDE THE MATCHUP:Final: Tampa 7, Lynn 6Records: Tampa (6-0, 5-0 SSC), Lynn (3-1, 2-1 SSC)All-Time Series: Tampa leads the series 7-1.HOW IT HAPPENED:FIRST QUARTERLynn jumped on top early in the game, scoring the first two goals to give them an early 2-0 lead. The Spartans would score the first goal of the game with 7:09 left in the quarter, as Jake Mosher McGraw would find the back of the net. After a Lynn goal, the Spar...
SSC Men:  Tampa Holds Off Rollins Upset Bid with 10-7 Win – Both School’s Recaps

SSC Men: Tampa Holds Off Rollins Upset Bid with 10-7 Win – Both School’s Recaps

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 via the school press releases  Spartans Defense Shines In SSC Victory  SAINT LEO, Fla. – The No. 1 ranked University of Tampa Spartans men's lacrosse team improved to a perfect 5-0 on the year with a close win over the Rollins College Tars.INSIDE THE MATCHUP:Final: Tampa 10, Rollins 7Records: Tampa (5-0, 4-0 SSC), Rollins (1-2, 1-2 SSC)Location: Barker Family Stadium | Winter Park, Fla.All-Time Series: Tampa's win moves them to a perfect 12-0 record against the Tars.HOW IT HAPPENED:FIRST QUARTERThe top-ranked Spartans were humming early and often, scoring five goals in the opening quarter to take a commanding 5-0 lead. Jake Mosher McGraw, Tampa's third-leading goal scorer, buried the game's opening goal (unassisted) to make the ...
SSC Men:  #1 Tampa With the Comfortable 16-7 Win over FIT – Both Schools & SportsLowdown.com

SSC Men: #1 Tampa With the Comfortable 16-7 Win over FIT – Both Schools & SportsLowdown.com

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 via the school's press releases  Spartans Continue to Dominate in SSC Play  BOX SCORETAMPA Fla. – The No. 2 ranked University of Tampa Spartans men's lacrosse team defeated the unranked Panthers of Florida Tech in a Saturday afternoon showdown.INSIDE THE MATCHUP:Final: No. 2 Tampa 16, Florida Tech 7Records: Spartans (4-0, 3-0 SSC), Panthers (1-3, 1-3 SSC)Location: Naimoli Family Athletic Complex || Tampa, Fla.HOW IT HAPPENED:FIRST QUARTERIt did not take long for the Spartans to continue their stellar offensive attack from last game as they were able to score three goals in a 40 second span. Owen Miller scored the first for UT, followed by Bryan Wright and Ben French. To close out the quarter, senior Scott Phillips and sophomore...
SSC Men:  #1 Ranked Spartans Take Down #15 Florida Southern 22-7

SSC Men: #1 Ranked Spartans Take Down #15 Florida Southern 22-7

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 via Tampa press release BOX SCORELAKELAND Fla. – The No. 1 ranked University of Tampa Spartans men's lacrosse team traveled to Lakeland to face off against the No. 15 ranked Florida Southern Mocs for their second away game of the year.INSIDE THE MATCHUP:Final: No. 2 Tampa 22, No. 15 Florida Southern 7Records: Spartans (3-0), Mocs (0-1)Location: Barnett Athletic Complex || Lakeland, Fla.HOW IT HAPPENED:FIRST QUARTERTampa came out firing on all cylinders as the Spartans were able to take an early 4-0 advantage within the first few minutes of play. Senior transfer Ben French and sophomore transfer Daniel Fitzpatrick each scored two early goals for the Spartans as Fitzpatrick scored his first and second of the season. Sophomore Charlie Bol...