February 14, 2013 in Team Info
In the second tournament of the Spring season the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets finished a strong 3-1 with a 2nd place finish overall. Tech came out firing in their first game against Clemson with a 4-0 lead after the first quarter thanks to great shooting from Charlie Oliva and Freddy Damen. Tech kept up the offensive pressure and closed out the game with a 11-2 final score.
The Yellow Jackets second game pitted them against Charlotte. The game started off close but in the second quarter Tech opened up and extended the lead to 3. Charlotte fought hard and found their offense in the second half and went toe-to-toe with Tech, but Tech answered every goal and, thanks to Neal Laxpati, finished the game at 9-6
The 3rd game had Tech facing off their long-time rivals Dynamo. Dynamo showed their dominance the first half putting the Yellow Jackets at a 4-0 disadvantage, but Tech fought back hard in the second half thanks to great outside shots from Charlie Oliva and the team’s play in the man-up offense. With tie game of 6-6 Dynamo gained the lead back with 1 second to go in the game. Charlie Oliva took the longshot from the middle of the pool and put the ball right over the Goalie’s head to tie it up and send the game into overtime. Georgia Tech managed to score the golden goal on a man-up play to finish the comeback. Final score 8-7
The championship game was played against the FSU seminoles and was close all of the way through. GT came out strong but FSU hung on to keep it tied at the half 5-5. The Yellow Jackets and FSU traded goal after goal all of the way to the end but the fatigue wore on the Jackets and FSU closed out the game 9-8 with a goal in the last 30 seconds of play. Overall GT showed why they are one of the strongest team’s in the region. Look forward to their next tournament in UNC.