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Moccasins Shutout at Florida Tech

Moccasins Shutout at Florida Tech
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's soccer was shutout at Florida Tech on Wednesday night. The Mocs (3-7-1, 1-4-0 SSC) opened the match with intensity but ultimately were unable to get past a strong Panther (6-5-1, 3-2-0) defense as they fell 3-0. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Mocs spent the better part of the first ten minutes in the offensive zone. Elanee Otto put a header that was saved by the Florida Tech goalie in the third minute but that was the closest the Mocs would come to a goal as in the first half.
  • Noelle Rolfsen made her only save of the match in the 15th minute as she saved a shot from Maria Munoz. 
  • Florida Tech's Nicole Barnett opened the scoring as she bounced a ball just over the head of the Mocs goalie, Noelle Rolfsen for the eventual game-winning goal in the 19th minute to give the Panthers a 1-0 advantage.
  • In the 42nd minute, the Panthers added to their lead as Veronica Thordardottir took a pass from Keira McCarthy outside the box to put FIT up 2-0. 
  • Tori Routt started the second half in goal for the Moccasins. Her first test came at the 48-minute mark as she saved a shot from McCarthy. 
  • In the 58th minute, Rachel Peck had the Mocs only shot on goal in the second half but was right at the Panther goalie.
  • After Routt made a save on a shot by McCarthy, the Panther senior took the rebound and snuck it just across the line for the third and final Florida Tech goal in the 63rd minute.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • The Mocs were shutout for the fourth time this season.  
  • The Mocs fired off five shots, as compared to the Panthers 12. Florida Southern's four corner kicks were all in the second half, while both of FIT's came in the first half. None of the six corner kicks were able to be converted into goals.   

UP NEXT

The Moccasins will travel to Nova Southeastern (Oct. 6) and then return to Moccasin Field when they host Embry-Riddle on Oct. 13. Next, they head to Eckerd for a match on Oct. 17 and before hosting Palm Beach Atlantic (Oct. 20) for senior day.