Florida Tech Soccer Shuts Out Florida Southern

By  //  October 6, 2013

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GENERAL ADMISSION IS $7

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Florida Tech Panthers took to Rick Stottler Field Wednesday night for a non-conference match with Florida Southern.

Panther keeper Julia Kantor picked up her fourth clean sheet of the season. (Florida Tech image)

Panther keeper Julia Kantor picked up her fourth clean sheet of the season. (Florida Tech image)

The Panthers used two goals in the match to gain a 2-0 victory over the Mocs.

Florida Southern (1-5-3, 0-0) was on the attack for most of the opening 45 minutes, but neither team could break through for a goal in the first half.

The Panthers (5-2, 0-1) showed they made the adjustments after halftime. In the 58th minute, sophomore Ashley Vezina put a penalty kick past Mocs keeper Erin Moseley. The goal came on the second penalty kick attempt, as Moseley was called for stepping in front of the goal line to make a save on the first try. The goal was the first of the season for Vezina.

“We started poorly in the first half, and the difference was the adjustment we made in the second half,” said head coach Fidgi Haig. “That was the game right there, the first half we gave them too much room to bring the ball down the middle. The second half we made the adjustment, and shut down some of their key players.”

GENERAL ADMISSION IS $7

“We started poorly in the first half, and the difference was the adjustment we made in the second half, that was the game right there, the first half we gave them too much room to bring the ball down the middle. The second half we made the adjustment, and shut down some of their key players.” — head coach Fidgi Haig.

The Panthers struck again in the 82nd minute. Sophomore Kristin Howe sent a cross into the box, which sophomore Aubri Williamson headed into the back of the net. The goal came after Williamson checked back into the match after having to come out due to an injury. The goal was the eighth time this season Williamson has found the back of the net.

Fidgi Haig

Fidgi Haig

“She (Williamson) is a fierce competitor, she is not going to let any minor injury stop her from coming out and performing,” Haig said. “She got that goal and had some other chances and when she is on she is very hard to manage.”

Up 2-0 late, the Panthers were able to run off the clock gain the victory. For the match, the Panthers took 15 shots with eight being on goal. The Mocs took 11 shots with two being on goal. Sophomore keeper Julia Kantor picked up her fourth clean sheet of the season.

The Panthers get back to conference play this weekend when they host Eckerd on Saturday. The match gets underway at 5 p.m. ET with live stats and audio available at FloridaTechSports.com.

“Coming off the second half with that same intensity is how we want to come out on Saturday,” Haig said.

“No teams in the conference are easy so we expect a good game again, and the girls are looking forward to it. If we start the game the way we ended tonight I think we will be very happy with ourselves”

GET YOUR TICKETS

For Saturday’s match ticket prices are $7 for general admission, $5 for seniors ages 65 and above, youth ages 5-16 and non-Florida Tech students with school ID. FIT students with ID, FIT faculty and staff with ID plus one guest, military in uniform and children ages four and under are free. One ticket grants admission into both games, as the Panthers men will face Eckerd on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Rick Stottler Field.

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