Melbourne, Fla.-(men’s soccer) The Florida Tech Panthers drew a 1-1 tie against visiting Palm Beach Atlantic. The game, which was ended without
overtime due to lightning in the area, was tainted by fouls, including six yellow cards.
Tech earned five of the cards, while receiving 11 fouls as well. The Panthers led the game with 20 shots, half of which were shot on goal; each team had
three corner kicks.
The first half ended in a scoreless draw. Tech had the offensive upper hand, taking eight shots to the Sailfish two. Panther freshman Ross Allen (Castel,
Guernsey, UK) created the best scoring opportunity for Tech, dribbling past two defenders before taking a shot that ended up just wide of the diving
Allen took that momentum into the second half, and come up with Tech’s only goal in the 49th minute of play. After freshman Ryan Gilletti (Melbourne, Fla.)
passed the ball right in front of the goal; a dashing Allen one-touched it into the back of the net. This was Allen’s 13th point on the season and sixth
Panther goal for his short collegiate career.
Tech’s celebration did not last long however as the Sailfish answered back four minutes later with a score off the foot of freshman Felipe Gomez (San
Paulo, Brazil), who pushed it past the keeper on a deflected clear by the Tech defense.
With the draw the Panthers are now 1-3-1 on the season while the Sailfish stand at 4-2-1. Tech will play Palm Beach Atlantic again this season when they
travel to West Palm Beach in mid-October. The Panthers will host Webber International on September 13 at 4:00 p.m. on the Stottler Field.