First Win Comes with Ease for the Florida Tech Mens Soccer Team

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A little bit of rain couldn’t hold off the Florida Tech Men’s soccer team  from earning their first win of the season. The
Panthers move to a 1-2 record overall in the dominating win over Trinity Baptist 12-0. Today’s match notched Tech’s first recorded Hat Trick in over seven
years for the program.

The Panthers jumped out early scoring with Ross Allen (Guernsey, U.K.) tallying two goals; an unassisted goal in the second minute of play and his second
goal in the 8th minute. Allen scored again in the 10th minute but not before Jon Rowley (Rockledge, Fla.) scored off a penalty kick. Allen, scoring three
goals notched the hat trick for the game and his first of his career.

After the quick start in the first half scoring two minutes into half, the Panthers never looked back. Several players notched their first points with the
win this afternoon. Scoring his first and second goals on the season was Brad Laporte (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Rowley also scoring two goals, and first time
scorers were Temidayo Apena (Lagos, Nigeria), Chris Pruden (Ashburn, VA), and Ryan Haggerty (Palm Bay, Fla.).

The men’s soccer team demonstrated hard work and determination to gain their first win one the season. Sophomore starting keeper Cory Collins (Melbourne,
Fla.) and sophomore relief goalie Tim Matassa (Portland, Maine) combined for the shut-out each sharing the first win on the year.

The Panthers will host Barry University on Sunday, September, 3rd at 4 pm in the SSC Home Opener at Rick Stottler Field.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)

2006 Florida Tech Womens Soccer

Trinity Baptist vs FTM (8/31/2006 at Melbourne, FL)

Trinity Baptist (0-1) vs. FTM (1-2)

Date: 8/31/2006 Attendance: 57

Weather: Wet and Rainy

Goals by period 1 2 Tot


Trinity Baptist….. 0 0 – 0

FTM…………….. 8 4 – 12


1. 1:41 FTM Ross Allen (3) (unassisted) – dribble past defense

2. 7:02 FTM Ross Allen (1) (Edward Oyarce)

3. 7:08 FTM Jon Rowley Penalty kick

4. 9:08 FTM Piers Ockleford (1) (Ryan Haggerty;Ross Allen) – long shot from 30 out

5. 9:47 FTM Ross Allen (2) (unassisted)

6. 18:19 FTM Brad Laporte (1) (Chris Pruden) – touch pass across box

7. 26:07 FTM Brad Laporte (2) (unassisted) – snuck by defense

8. 32:14 FTM Temidayo Apena (3) (Michael Blimline) – combination of touches to find back of net

9. 45:32 FTM Bello Illiassou (1) (Jon Rowley)

10. 73:36 FTM Jon Rowley (1) (unassisted)

11. 78:12 FTM Chris Pruden (1) (unassisted) – cross from 30 yrd out

12. 87:19 FTM Ryan Haggerty (1) (Jared Sampson) – play down wing cross to 18

Shots: Trinity Baptist 2, FTM 35

Saves: Trinity Baptist 4 (Tim Everist 3; A.J. Bowen 1), FTM 1 (Cory

Collins 1)

Nick Lauletta

Assistant Sports Information Director

Florida Tech

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