Florida Tech Panther Men’s Soccer Dominates Warner In 4-1 Victory In Lake Wales
By Mitch Praxl, Assistant Athletic Communications Director // October 27, 2016
FIT finished with 23-6 shot advantage
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Right from the opening kick, Florida Tech dominated the pace of play against Warner, earning a 4-1 victory in the non-conference affair at the Royals Soccer Field.
The Panthers registered the first four shots of the game and finished the opening half with an incredible 13-1 advantage in shots in the first 45 minutes.
The second shot of the contest hit the back of the net for Florida Tech, with Hugo Lopezputting home a ball from Colton Johnson-Drymon just three seconds into the 11thminute.
Brandon Smalley doubled the Panther lead 13 minutes later as FIT took a 2-0 lead into the intermission.
The opening of the second half was basically a carbon copy of the first half, with the Panthers taking a couple of shots at the Royal goal early before Lopez re-entered the scoring column in the 54th minute.
The Spanish native collected a pass from Brandon Smalley and slotted it home to make the lead 3-0 for FIT.
Midway through the second half, the Royals got one back on a goal by Rommel Hoppolyte, assisted by Devyn Hencil. However, the Panthers turned right back around with an Adin Kavaragoal on a rebound of the right post just over seven minutes later.
FIT finished with a 23-6 advantage in shots during the game. Matthew Schwartz and Petur Petursson each made two saves, with the lone goal allowed going to Schwartz. Warner keeper Mauricio Delgado made nine saves during the 90 minutes.
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