Panthers Conclude Regular Season Play Tied 2-2 Against NSU Sharks
Ft. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (women’s soccer) — The Florida Tech Panthers (7-4-5, 2-2-4) picked up their fifth tie on the year finishing 5th in the Sunshine State
Conference which is Tech’s best conference finish in the program’s short four year history. Florida Tech tied the Nova Southeastern Sharks 2-2 in double
Tech was the first team this season to lead the Shark’s on their turf at the NSU Soccer Complex this season. The Panthers struck first with a program
record scoring in only 30 seconds off the starting whistle.
After the initial first-pass back to senior defender Ro Hernandez (Madrid, Spain), Hernandez launched it forward to fellow senior forward Ericka Hildreth
(Cocoa Beach, Fla.). Hildreth, awarded with the second assist, flicked it to freshman forward Teresa Brantley (Satellite Beach, Fla.). Brantley immediately
dished it to freshman midfielder Therese Svensson (Helsingborg, Sweden) who netted her fifth goal on the season.
The first goal of the game came for Tech after only four passes made in the Sunshine State Conference match. The Sharks answered back at the 22nd minute
when the Panthers’ senior defender Jennifer Dunn (Vero Beach, Fla.) fouled NSU’s sophomore forward Shurell Burton (Palm Bay, Fla.) in the box. Burton
proceeded to score the first tying goal of the game after a classic fake throwing Tech’s keeper freshman Melissa Pyles (Port Orange, Fla.) diving in the
Tech proceeded to answer back in the same manner when Brantley was tackled by Nova Southeastern’s freshman goalkeeper Megan Kim (Valrico, Fla.) at the 28th
minute in the box. Brantley scored her 10th goal on a PK. This also happened to be the crimson and gray’s first penalty kick attempt on the season.
Unfortunately, the Shark’s knotted the score in the 60th minute with freshman forward Kelly Diershow (Schaumburg, Ill.) found the back of the net off a
cross from the corner by sophomore Stephanie Quionones (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
Both teams were unable to break up the tie in two ten minute overtime periods. Tech took two shots in overtime and NSU attempted five in the twenty extra
minutes of play.
#5 Florida Tech should face #4 Rollins College at Winter Park on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the first round of the 2006 SSC Women’s Soccer
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2006 Florida Tech Women’s Soccer
Florida Tech vs Nova Southeastern (10/21/06 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
Florida Tech (7-4-5, 2-2-4) vs. Nova Southeastern (10-2-2, 4-2-2)
Date: 10/21/06 Attendance: 178
Weather: Nice and Breezy
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Florida Tech…….. 2 0 0 0 – 2
Nova Southeastern… 1 1 0 0 – 2
1. 0:30 FTW Therese Svensson (5) (Ericka Hildreth;Teresa Brantley) – Pass through the middle
2. 22:59 NSW Shurell Burton Penalty kick
3. 26:49 FTW Teresa Brantley Penalty kick
4. 59:36 NSW Kelly Diershow (6) (Stephanie Quinones) – Pass from the corner crossed
Shots: Florida Tech 10, Nova Southeastern 25
Saves: Florida Tech 5 (Melissa Pyles 5), Nova Southeastern 2 (Megan