Late Goal by the Panthers Sinks Sailfish in 2-1 Loss at Florida Tech
October 25, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
MELBOURNE, Fla.- The Sailfish women’s soccer team played an inspired brand of soccer in the second-half on Saturday evening as they erased a 1-0 halftime deficit to Florida Tech at Rick Stottler Field. The Panthers turned the momentum one final time late in the second-half however as they cashed in on a goal from Elin Svensson to edge the ‘Fish by a 2-1 final score.
Florida Tech (7-7-2) looked early on to be a far superior team as they punched in a goal by Courtney Hueston in just the second minute of the match. Things would slowly start to turn the direction of the Sailfish (2-8-1) after the early FIT goal as they gained possession and created more opportunities moving forward.
The improved play for the ‘Fish would not result in a first-half goal but it did provide the team with some hope for a far different second-half as the visitors emerged from the halftime break with a new perspective.
The hard work finally paid off in the 62nd minute when junior Kasey Wyer delivered an unassisted goal to knot the score at 1-1.
Despite quality chances on both sides it would be the Panthers who would finally push through for a game-winner as Svensson came away with her first goal of the season on a cross from Eva Banton in the 82nd minute.
Palm Beach Atlantic had one final attempt with under five seconds left when a free kick went into the box but a header attempt by the ‘Fish would go over the crossbar as the final horn sounded.
The final shot count favored FIT by a 23-8 total while the Sailfish delivered all five of their corner kick tries in the second-half.
Kayla Wincko made six saves in goal for PBA while Julia Kantor earned the win and made two saves for Tech.
PBA will be back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 28th when they host Rollins College at 5 pm at the Rinker Athletic Campus.