Munoz, Rosenblatt, Florida Tech Panthers Mike Erdman Auto Group Players Of The Week
By Daniel Supraner, Athletic Communications Director // November 2, 2016
Rosenblatt's int's key win over No.14 Valdosta
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Women’s soccer’s Maria Munoz and football’s Tyler Rosenblatt have been named Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week for their performances during the week of Oct. 24-30.
Munoz scored a pair of goals to help Florida Tech pick up a 2-1 victory over Sunshine State Conference opponent Lynn on the road Tuesday in Boca Raton, Florida.
The freshman got on the board in the 30th minute, tapping in a pass to the center of the box from Maddy Keenan. It was the Weston, Florida native’s first goal since Sept. 11 against West Alabama, and just the second her young career.
After the Fighting Knights tied the match in the 87th, Munoz snatched the lead right back less than two minutes later, scoring off of an Aubri Williamson assist.
Munoz has appeared in 14 games, and started 13, in her rookie season. She has scored three times while taking 15 total shots and eight on goal.
The women’s soccer team garnered the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament and travels to Miami Shores, Florida tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 1, for its quarterfinal matchup with No. 3 seed Barry at 7 p.m. ET at the Buccaneer Soccer Field.
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski speaks with Florida Tech Football safety Tyler Rosenblatt, who had two key interceptions, including one in the fourth quarter when the Valdosta State Blazers offense tied the game and stole momentum.
Rosenblatt intercepted No. 14 Valdosta State twice in Florida Tech’s 38-20 over the Blazers on Saturday at Florida Tech Panther Stadium.
The redshirt-senior made a pivotal defensive play with the score tied at 17-17 early in the fourth. Rosenblatt leaped up and high pointed a Blazers pass for his first pick of the game. On the very next drive FIT marched down the field and scored what ended up being the game-winning touchdown.
Later in the fourth, the Miami, Florida native again picked off VSU quarterback Roland Rivers to set up another FIT touchdown that brought the Panthers’ margin to three scores.
Rosenblatt is now tied with cornerback Joe Jackson for the team lead in interceptions with three. Only two players in the Gulf South Conference, Marvin Conley of West Florida and Raymond Palmer of VSU, have more interceptions in 2016.
Florida Tech returns to action on Saturday, travelling to Carrollton, Georgia for a meeting with two-time defending GSC champion West Georgia at 2 p.m. ET. Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott will have the call on your radio dial on 89.5 FM WFIT and WFIT.org.
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