Florida Tech Panthers Sports Roundup
By Florida Tech // April 3, 2014
Women’s Soccer Hard at Work During the Spring
Women’s soccer may be a fall sport, but the Florida Tech Panthers are hard at work this spring preparing for the 2014 season.
The Panthers are coming off a successful 2013 season, where they amassed a 12-6-2 record, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II South Regional.
During the spring the squad practices three days a week in preparation for the fall.
“Our goal during the spring is to get prepared for the fall,” said head coach Fidgi Haig. “We also want to make sure we get a good look at the players that did not play, or were injured last season.”
The Panthers will host an alumni game on Saturday, April 5. The game will begin at 7 p.m. ET at Rick Stottler Field, and former Panthers from across the globe will return to Melbourne for the event. Over 25 former Panthers will be on hand to participate from the United States, Iceland, Sweden, and Puerto Rico.
One player coming back this weekend is former goal keeper Mist Eliasdottir. Eliasdottir plays for club Breidablik in Iceland, where the squad won the Icelandic FA Cup this past fall. The championship is the most prestigious achievement for women’s soccer in Iceland.
Baseball Adds Home Game Against Flagler
Weather has played a big role in games this season. To make up for a rainout earlier this season, the Florida Tech Panthers have added a home game against Flagler College on Tuesday, April 15. The game was originally scheduled to be played back on Feb. 8 in St. Augustine.
The contest will now kick off the final week of home games for the Panthers. After the 15th, the squad will host Barry that weekend in Sunshine State Conference play.
First pitch on the 15th will be at 6 p.m. ET at Seminick-Hall Field, and live stats and audio will be available at FloridaTechSports.com. The Panthers are on the road this weekend, as they travel to face Rollins in SSC play beginning at 6 p.m. Friday night.
Three Panthers Accepted into Pepsi Florida Relays
The Florida Tech Panthers received some good news this week when three athletes were accepted to compete at the Pepsi Florida Relays. The event takes place April 3-5 in Gainesville, and is hosted by the University of Florida.
Sophomore Justin McMaster will compete in the men’s 5,000 meters. Graduate student Connor Ahlborn will compete in the women’s hammer throw, and freshman Kevin Delgado will take part in the men’s shot put. This is the second time in program history that the Panthers will be represented at the Florida Relays.
The Pepsi Florida Relays begin with the high school portion of the competition on Thursday at the Percy Beard Track inside James G. Pressly Stadium. McMaster will be the first Panther to compete when he takes the track Friday night. Ahlborn and Delgado will take part in their respective events Saturday afternoon.