FIT Panthers Roll To 3-0 Win Over Palm Beach Atlantic, Offense Hits On All Cylinders
By Florida Tech // October 1, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Trying to put the memories of last Saturday’s late letdown against Rollins in the rear-view mirror, Florida Tech (6-3, 2-2 SSC) came out firing against the Sailfish of Palm Beach Atlantic.
The Panthers netted an early tally and never looked back on the way to a 3-0 victory Wednesday night.
The Panthers exploded out of the gate, peppering Sailfish keeper Isabelle Granlund with three early shots in the first 10:21 of the contest before Elin Svensson headed in Ali Tebo’s lofted pass in the 11th minute for her first goal of the season.
Though they didn’t score again in the half, the Panthers owned the opening stanza. The FIT women weren’t afraid to have a go, firing away with 10 shots in the opening 45 minutes. The Panthers also kept the PBA defense busy with five corner kicks in the first frame.
The second half saw more of the same, with the hard work paying even further dividends for the Panthers. FIT unleashed 10 shots within the first 11 minutes of the half.
Just when it looked like the Sailfish had slowed the Panther push by earning a corner kick in the 57th minute, Svensson found the back of the net for a second time less than a minute later. Keira McCarthy showed that she had shaken off the rust, garnering an assist on the play.
With the score and the momentum going the Panthers way, Eva Banton put to rest any hope of a PBA comeback in the 72nd minute, collecting her own rebound off of the post and slotting the ball into the target.
In the end, FIT outshot its opponent 22-to-8, with the shots on goal advantage coming out at 8-to-4. The two goal scorers were joined by McCarthy for the team lead in shots with four, while 10 Panthers had a crack at the net.
FIT continues its two-game road trip this Saturday, travelling south to Boca Raton, Florida for a 7 p.m. ET opening kick with Lynn.
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