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Jackets Swarm Seminoles in 4th Quarter to remain Undefeated - Mar 18, 2017
In a much anticipated "battle of the undefeated" with the game tied 7 to 7 at the end of the Third Quarter against 7th Ranked Florida State in Tallahassee the Yellow Jackets clamped down defensively and exploded offensively to out score the Seminoles 4 goals to 1 in the last stanza to claim the 8th win of the season!
The Jackets were paced by two hat trick performances by freshman Griffin Goggans and sophomore Tim Peterson.
Jackets Win Two to go 7 - 0! - Mar 11, 2017
Outplayed by the UConn Huskies in the first half the Jackets responded with their best Lacrosse of the season to completely dominate the second half and win 10-7 going away on a cloudy Saturday in Atlanta!
The visiting Huskies came out with great enthusiasm, hustle, and execution to run up a 7-4 score at half time and had upset in mind. It was not to be as the Jackets erupted in the second half to dominate every aspect of play, scoring six straight goals, controlling the ball, and unleashing a shut down defense to throttle a talented well coach UConn team.
On a perfect Friday night for lacrosse the visiting Davenport Panthers stung the Jackets early with three Quick Goals in the First Quarter, the Tech Offense got on track with a four goal run and the half ended with a 5-5 tie. In the second Half the Yellow Jacket defense decoded Davenport's Offense holding them to two goals in the second Half.
All American Will Byars had a special night leading a resolute Georgia Tech defense and scored twice with blazing shots with his long stick on man up offense to secure the win 9-7.
#1 Ramblin Wreck Rolls Spartans - Mar 6, 2017
The Jackets raced out to a quick lead Vs 14th ranked Michigan State and never looked back in a 15-8 win improving to 5-0 on the season. Tech was voted as the #1 team in the recent Under Armour Coaches Poll for the first time in program history and the first time an SELC team has been voted #1 in MCLA history. The Jackets did not waste any time in showing they deserve the top spot as Timmy Peterson scored 6 seconds into the game to give Tech a lead they would never relinquish.
The Spartans however showed early they were not to be intimidated, scoring on a 12 yard scorcher past Freshman Goalie Dennis LiCalzi who had 14 saves on the day. Tech seized back control quickly as Gabe Banks, Brian Connolly and Peterson would score the next three to take a 4-1 lead. The Spartans then answered to close it to 4-2 before senior All American Holland Frost would race past the State defense with two seconds on the clock and put one between the pipes to raise the Jacket advantage to 5-2.
Tech continued to dominate in the second quarter as they scored quick and often. After trading early goals the Wreck began to roll again with a three goal barrage highlighted by Will Clayton's first career goal and one each from Connolly and Peterson to give the Jackets a 9-3 lead. Spartan Freshman Star Bennett Osterink, with 5 goals on the day, then netted one before Jack Topping scored his first career goal to give the Yellow Jackets a 10-4 Half time lead.
The second half started quickly as freshman attackman Griffin Goggans converted his first two touches to scores! With a 12-4 lead Georgia Tech began to build depth and the defense was tested by aggressive dodging from the Spartans as they tried to get back in the game to no avail. With 15 seconds left in the third Goggans added his third of the day to give the Jackets a seven goal margin going into the final stanza.
In the final quarter, the Jackets saw another first as Freshman Mason Heim would get his first career goal. As the final horn sounded Georgia Tech would run away winning by seven preserving their first ever #1 ranking.
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!
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