Florida Tech Travels To Baltimore To Face Wheeling Jesuit At Legendary Homewood Field

By  //  March 7, 2016

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Monday’s game will be a nice homecoming for 22 of the Panthers who are from the state of Maryland

Florida Tech will play at the tradition-rich Homewood Field against Wheeling Jesuit on March 7 at 7 p.m. ET

Florida Tech will play at the tradition-rich Homewood Field against Wheeling Jesuit on March 7 at 7 p.m. ET (Florida Tech Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – On Monday, Florida Tech (3-1) will have the opportunity to do something that most young laxers only dream of, to play a game at Johns Hopkins’ legendary lacrosse stadium.

Homewood Field has seen a wealth of lacrosse over the past 110 years and tomorrow it will house the Panthers match up against Wheeling Jesuit at 7 p.m. ET.

The contest is part of a three-game road trip in which FIT will also square off with Seton Hill on Wednesday, March 9 at 4 p.m. in Greensburg, Pennsylvania before concluding the voyage the following day against Alderson-Broaddus at 1 p.m. in Philippi, West Virginia.

Monday’s game will be a nice homecoming for 22 of the Panthers who are from the state of Maryland.

Florida Tech is coming off a 10-7 victory over Mars Hill on Feb. 28 at Florida Tech Panther Stadium. The Panthers controlled the first half and took a five goal lead into the break. The offense struggled in the second half, however, scoring just two goals in the frame compared to four by the Lions.

Tyler Covey

Tyler Covey

Freshman Tyler Covey bull-dodged his way to the first score of the contest and followed it up with an assisted goal off a feed from Grant Hughes. Covey ended the contest with a team-high four points on two goals and two assists. Brian Bacarella notched a hat trick in the game while Charlie Morrisette added a goal and two assists.

Defensively, the Panthers were stout, forcing 19 caused turnovers in the game. Jake Berger and Addison Abramson led the charge with five and four caused turnovers, respectively.

In between the pipes, Christian Koch (1-1) recorded his first win of the season after making four saves against MHC.

Christian Koch

Christian Koch

The Panthers opponent, Wheeling Jesuit (0-2), is coming off consecutive road losses to ranked opponents, No. 14 Molloy (13-11) and 10th-ranked Mercyhurst (11-10).

Dereck Downs leads WJU with seven points on five goals and two assists. Sam Horning has five goals this season while Bryce Brochu has three goals and two assists. Mike Stillings and Matt Lee recorded three goals apiece in two games.

Landon DelPrince is in his first season at the helm of the Cardinals’ program.  The former standout attacker for WJU ended his playing career as one of the program’s all-time leading points-getters with 147 total points on 87 goals and 60 assists in four seasons.

Links to live coverage will be available for the matchup between Florida Tech and Wheeling Jesuit at FloridaTechSports.com


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