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Tech Defeats Top Ranked Sun Devils - Feb 20, 2017
In the first ever top 10 match up at Georgia Tech the 5th ranked Jackets scored with 20 seconds on the clock to escape with a 7-6 win in exciting fashioon over the 8th ranked visiting Arizona State Sun Devils. Tech got the game winner from Soph Attackman Tim Peterson who also added 3 assists on the day!
The much anticipated early season contest had the feel of a playoff game with a large and noisy crowd of Yelow Jacket supporters and enthusiastic Sun Devil true believers. Arizona State did not travel 1900 miles to lose a game and the Yellow Jackest planned to defend their turf. The game did not disappoint in intensity.
The game started fast as Senior Hollad Frost won the opening faceoff, fed the ball to senior Brian Connolly who scored with only 10 seconds on the clock. Arizona State answered then Tech scored in succession; Peterson to Freshman Gabe Banks who ripped a shot past the ASU goaltender from 12 yards out then Connolly to Senior Midfielder Oliver Gregory who netted one to increase the margin to two goals. The Sun Devils then exerted control scoring three goals in succession leaving the Jackets down at halftime for the first time in over two years 4-3.
The Jackets quickly gained back momentum to start the third period with a quick fast break score, Peterson to Connolly. It was Peterson to Connolly again scoring at man up to give the Jackets the lead again as the defense shut out Arizona State in the third quarter as Senior Goalie Mick Baker (8 saves) in the first start of his career led the way!
The 4th quarter grew in intensity as neither team could put the game away and the game was locked up at 5-5 with half a quarter to go. After continued strong defense Tech called Time out and Frost drove and blasted a shot to give the Jackets a 1 goal lead and opportunity to work the clock down, but an untimely turnover with a little more than a minute left allowed the Sun Devils to score after calling their own timeout and tying up the game. Overtime loomed, but Tech was not to be denied! Frost won the ensuing Faceoff passed to Peterson who dodged from the top and made the game winning play with a shot to the low corner!
Jackets Win Two On the Road to Open Season - Feb 12, 2017
Tech easily defeated Ole Miss and then shook off a second quarter challenge by outscoring the SMU Mustangs 11-4 the remainder of the game to earn two opening weekend Victories!
The Jackets extended their regular season undefeated streak to 30 games going back to 2014.
Georgia Tech will host the 2017 "east coast" MCLA Lacrosse version of Coaches Vs Cancer in Atlanta on the first weekend in March. Florida State takes on Michigan State on Saturday March 4th and Georgia Tech has a rematch with Michigan State on Sunday March 5th. "We are very excited to have this charitable event on our campus for the second straight year and are grateful Michigan State has agreed to come again and Florida State will join us" said Head Coach Ken Lovic.
Florida State Coach Jerry Delorenzo added, "FSU Lacrosse is excited to be a part of the 2017 Coaches Vs Cancer games in Atlanta this year. We look forward to playing the best competition in the nation and supporting a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. The Noles return a veteran team that finished 14-1 last season and gthe expectations are high in Tallahassee this year!"
"The 2017 Coaches Vs Cancer games continue to expand nationally and I'm excited to have Georgia Tech hosting the "eastern expansion" for the second straight year! With all three teams participating this is sure to start us off in the right direction. Thanks to the teams for making the early commitment in support of the American Cancer Society", said program sponsor Matt Holman, President EMW Foundation; www.emwf.org.
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