Panthers Roll Over the College of the Bahamas

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Men’s Soccer) – In what has become a theme for the Florida Tech men’s
soccer team this season, Sunday’s match against the College of the Bahamas was delayed by about an hour due to weather. The Panthers were coming off a
quick turnaround after playing a game at 4 p.m. on Saturday because weather conditions delayed the match from Friday. Due to the weather, the teams played
a shortened match with only 30-minute halves. For that reason, the match will not count in Florida Tech’s overall record. However, the Panthers made a
strong showing and were able to beat the College of the Bahamas 2-0 in the non-conference match.   Despite the hardships the Panthers have faced, they
came out strong against the College of the Bahamas in the first half. The Panthers registered 14 shots with five on goal throughout the first half. They
seldom gave ground to COB so junior goalkeeper Cory Collins didn’t face any shots in
the match. The Panthers saw their fair share of scoring opportunities, but simply could not convert.   The Panthers finished the match with 31 shots
and 14 shots on goal for the match. Corey Frazier (COB) was forced to make 12 saves on the day but did let two by.   In the 71st minute of the match,
sophomore forward Edward
was on the left side of the net and spotted junior forward Brad Laporte rushing on the right.
Oyarce placed a nice pass to Laporte who finished for the first goal of the match.   Only a few minutes later the Panthers took their next goal.
Freshman midfielder Miguel
passed the ball to Oyarce on the left side of the goalkeeper. Oyarce eluded the keeper and shot for the bottom right corner for his
second goal of the season.   The Panthers will see their next action on Saturday against Eckerd at 4 p.m. in Melbourne.  


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