GT Steamrolls Ole Miss
Freshman Trey Gantt (Lassiter/Marietta, GA) got the day going scoring his first collegiate goal in the opening minutes of the game to give Tech the early lead. But another freshman was the star this day. Freshman attackman Michael Thomas (Westminster School, Atlanta, GA) led the way with 7 goals for the Jackets. Some other young guns for the Yellow Jackets squad also got in the mix as sophomores Ben Anzovino (Harrison/Marietta, GA), Connor Houlihan (St. Anthony’s/West Islip) and Colin Granger (Leon/Tallahassee, FL) all added a goal each. Sophomore attackman Nick Picon (Cardinal Gibbons/Boca Raton, FL) scored twice for the Jackets and rookie Mick Stapleton (Woodstock/Woodstock, GA) Junior Jeff Delong (Philips Academy/Athens, GA) assisted on three scores and senior Ryan Jarriel (McLean/Vienna, VA) added two assists of his own.
The defense was solid in the game as they held Ole Miss scoreless for over three quarters of play. In the goal freshman Matt Sommerfeldt recorded 5 saves and was not really challenged. The aggressive play of the defense led by junior Philip Georgakakos (Holy Innocents/Atlanta, GA), Zach Ilisevich (Georgetown Prep/Potomac. MD) and Casey Fleming (North Forsyth/Gainesville, GA) and John Dirito (Pinecrest Academy/Norcross,GA) were solid in the keeping the Rebels offense at bay all game long.
Coach Lovic on the game, “I was happy with our performance today. Coming off a rough start versus Kennesaw State we had to re-group have a solid effort as a team. I was proud of defense all day and it was nice to see the offense generate some solid looks all day. We are a young team so each time on the field I expect us to learn and get better. ”
The Yellow Jackets next host divisional foe Alabama (1-1, 0-0 SELC Central) on Friday, February 10 followed by another home contest versus North Carolina State (0-1, 0-1 SELC North) on Sunday, February 12.