Panthers Upset No. 15 Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals, 12-9
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // March 10, 2015
Panthers never trailed
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech (4-1) knocked off No. 15 Wheeling Jesuit University (3-2) on a chilly Monday in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The Panthers never trailed against the Cardinals en route to a 12-9 victory. This is FIT’s second win over a ranked opponent this season.
Head coach Ryan McAleavey is thrilled with his team’s performance.
“This was the first time all year that we played a complete game,” said McAleavey.
“Our offense and defense played great. Our offense was balanced today and we were able to move the ball around well. Wheeling Jesuit’s close defense was very good and it forced us to have to find the best matchups on the field, something I think we did really well today. We came into the game preaching to our team to capitalize on our opportunities and the guys went out and did it and we walked away with the victory.”
More information on the game will follow when the box score is received from Wheeling Jesuit.
Florida Tech returns home for a matchup with Ohio Valley University at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium.
The men’s team will play in game one of a lacrosse doubleheader and the women’s team draws Coker College in game two at 7:30 p.m.
Live video, audio and stats for both games will be available at FloridaTechSports.com