Panthers Consider Loss a Learning Experience

CARROLLTON, Ga. (Women’s Soccer) – In a grueling, defensive battle the Florida Tech Panthers succumbed to the Georgia
College and State University Bobcats on Friday.   “We learned a lot in this match,” head coach Fidgi Haig said. “I think the girls learned they have to come into every match ready
and prepared with no excuses.”   The Panthers made the nine-hour trip to Carrollton, Ga. for the match. While Haig didn’t want to use the trip as an
excuse, he did acknowledge the difficulties a trip like that places upon collegiate athletes.   “It’s not easy. Games like this make it tough,” Haig
said. “If it were easy, then everyone would be playing collegiate soccer.”   The only goal scored came in the 48th minute of the match. GCSU’s Haley
Ferrell scored the goal with an assist by Erika Kolodin.   Haig wasn’t surprised by the strong defensive performance the Panthers showed in the loss.
  “Our defense was outstanding as usual. They’ve been great all season,” Haig said. “We just couldn’t capitalize on the scoring opportunities.”  
As most coaches will say, there are more things to learn in a loss. Haig plans to teach his team all he can from this one.   “It was a good learning
experience to travel such a long way and play an adversary we didn’t know much about,” Haig said. “Now we just have to learn and adjust for the next game.”

The Panthers will stay in Carrollton for their next match against the University of West Georgia at 11 a.m. on Sunday.


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