FIT Women’s Soccer Back In National Rankings At No. 17

By  //  September 18, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Florida Tech began last week with a 1-0 shutout over No. 16 Tampa at Rick Stottler Field. On Tuesday, the Panthers jumped back into the national rankings at No. 17 in the recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Poll.

Florida Tech Womens Coach and former Florida Tech star forward Fitzgerald Haig (Image for Space Coast Daily)

FIT (4-2-0) started the season ranked No. 19 in the first NSCAA top-25 poll after beginning 2-0.

The Panthers fell out of the national spotlight in week two after suffering a road loss to No. 15 Armstrong Atlantic.

On Sept. 12, the Panthers shut down No. 16 Tampa’s high-powered offense.

The Spartans, who entered the game averaging over 25 shots and five goals per game, were held to just seven shots, four on goal, by the FIT defense.

Tampa was unable to find the back of the net after scoring a combined 31 goals in its previous three games.

The Panthers are on the road this evening at Eckerd College.

The Panthers and Tritons are set to kick off at 7 p.m.

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