Florida Tech’s Men’s Tennis Concludes Citadel Fall Shootout

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Florida Tech’s Men’s Tennis Concludes Citadel Fall Shootout

TENNIS – Florida Tech wrapped up The Citadel Fall Shootout on Sunday with wins from freshman Ricardo Corona and senior Beau Fieldsend.

Beau Fieldsend, above, and the Panthers will host the Panther Invitational Sept. 19-21. (Florida Tech image)

Beau Fieldsend, above, and the Panthers will host the Panther Invitational Sept. 19-21. (Florida Tech image)

Those victories capped a weekend in which the Panthers had a good amount of success. It all began with the team going undefeated on the first day of the tournament with an 8-0 record.

“Everyone did a great job this weekend, but we’ll need to work a little smarter each day before our Panther Invitational.”

Corona, a native of Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, turned back Peter Bleach of The Citadel in a singles semifinal, 7-5 and 7-6. He then met Coker’s William Morantra in the final for the tournament championship. They split the first two sets, 6-1 and 2-6, before the match was called due to rain.

Women’s Soccer Defeats Valdosta State 1-0 in Overtime Thriller

WOMENS SOCCER – The Florida Tech Panthers finished the Marriott DoubleTree Panther Invitational in style Sunday afternoon, as they took on Valdosta State at Rick Stottler Field.

Junior Kristin Howe, above, scored the game-winning goal for the Panthers less than one minute into overtime. (Florida Tech image)

Junior Kristin Howe, above, scored the game-winning goal for the Panthers less than one minute into overtime. (Florida Tech image)

After a scoreless 90 minutes, the Panthers scored the game-winning goal in overtime to earn the 1-0 victory.

“Valdosta State was a very good team,” head coach Fidgi Haig said. “They gave us a lot of problems to try and figure out on the field. I am extremely happy with the back four. The goal for the game was to not give up anything in the first half, and I am very proud of the girls.”

The Panthers (2-2) dominated offensive play for most of the match, but could not break through in regulation with a goal. The squad outshot Valdosta State 23-7 in regulation, and put eight shots on goal. Olivia Mills made eight saves for the Blazers. The Panthers also took 10 corner kicks compared to none for Valdosta State.

Fidgi Haig

Fidgi Haig

Valdosta State (0-3) had a chance to steal the victory at the end of regulation. Abbi Edwards made a run on goal, but her shot bounced off the post.

Overtime did not last long, as the Panthers put the game away nine seconds into the first extra period. Sophomore Alexandra Koenig made a run down the field and crossed the ball into the box. The ball landed at the feet of junior Kristin Howe who buried the ball into the back of the net for the game-winning goal.

The Panthers will return to action Wednesday night when they hit the road to face Barry in Miami Shores, Florida. The match will be a non-Sunshine State Conference game, and will begin at 7 p.m. ET. The Panther men will take on Barry at 4:30 p.m. 


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