Florida Tech Panthers Women’s Soccer Claim South Region Title, Defeated West Florida in Penalty Kicks 3-1
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech News Bureau // December 5, 2021
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PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Florida Tech Panthers women’s soccer team claim South Region Championship title after defeating West Florida in Penalty Kicks 3-1.
Panthers got on the board first on a goal by Marem Ndiongue in the 29th minute off a beautiful cross from Kate Frazier.
Frazier beat her defender near the goal line and then thread a pass to Ndiongue who was open in front and scored to put Tech up 1-0.
Argos tied the game at 1-1 in the 35th minute on a score by Peyton Peffers off an assist from Blair Cowan. UWF finished the first half with an advantage in both shots (5-4) and corner kicks (4-0)
Argos controlled momentum through much of the second half, posting an edge in shots (8-1) and corner kicks (4-2 ). The score remained tied at 1-1 after two overtime periods and the game went to penalty kicks.
Maria Sanchez Recuero recorded 8 saves over the 110 minutes of regulation and overtime while her counterpart made 2 saves in the game.
Mayara Queiroz Reis and UWF’s Blair Cowan scored to make it 1-1 at the end of the first round of PKs.
Emily Swope had her PK stopped while the Argos Kileigh Whited rang her shot off the crossbar and it remained 1-1 at the end of two rounds of PKs. Vilma Ferdfelt converted her PK and UWF’s Julia Comin missed wide and Tech took a 2-1 lead after three rounds.
Kate Frazier put the Panthers up 3-1 in PKs and Sanchez Recuero sealed the deal as she stopped Makayla Parkes attempt to give Florida Tech an NCAA South Region Championship and a berth into the Elite 8.
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