MELBOURNE, Fla. — The Florida Tech Panthers (2-1-1, 1-4-0) were unable to score against the Sunshine State Conference opponents the Eckerd College Tritons
(5-3-2, 3-1-0) 5-0 today at Rick Stottler Field in men’s soccer action.
Eckerd’s sophomore defender Richard Spencer (Mansfield, England) struck first heading the game winner past Tech’s keeper off a corner kick from fellow
Triton junior midfielder Nathan Bender (Seminole, Florida). Spencer tallied his first goal of the season.
Bender also posted the next corner kick that resulted in a goal for the Tritons. Sophomore forward Josh Calderon (Florence, Kentucky) posted the second
goal after the Panthers’ defender deflected the cross and Calderon shot it into an open net at the 23rd minute.
In the second half, the next three goals from the Triton’s were all unassisted efforts after breaking up Tech’s defense. Freshman midfielder Andreas
Rodriguez (Davie, Florida) scored his first collegiate goal at the 69th minute after a scuffle in box and was able to regain control and smack it past the
The fourth goal came at the 71st minute when Bender broke through the back line and dribbled it in for an open net after successfully drawing Tech’s keeper
Ashley Foster (Richmond, Texas) out of the box.
The final goal was tallied with eleven minutes left in the match when sophomore midfielder Anthony D’Oyley’s (Coral Springs, Florida) broke away and
scored. This was also D’Oyley’s first goal of the season.
Despite the loss both shots and corner kicks were even for both teams each tallying 12 shots and five corner kicks. Fouls were 12 to Tech’s nine, but the
Panthers also suffered three yellow cards for the match.
This is Foster’s third loss of the season allowing five goals and producing three saves. Sophomore goal keeper Chris Howe (Doncaster, England) picked up
the win and shut out adding six saves for the night.
Florida Tech will host NCAA Division II powerhouse Tusculum on Friday, October 14th at 4:00 p.m. at the Rick Stottler Field.