The Florida Tech Women’s Soccer team dropped their final conference match of the season on Saturday night, as they were beaten by the Tampa Spartans 3-2, at Pepin Stadium.
The Spartans only took three shots in the first half, but one of them found the back of the net when Nastasia Asgedom took a crossing pass from Gabby Scirica in the box and rifled it by Panthers goaltender Karlyn Prisco, giving the home squad a 1-0 lead.
It took just 2:45 for the Panthers to get the equalizer when Senior Aubri Williamson beat Spartans keeper Caroline Frykgard. Those were the only goals scored by either team in the first 45 minutes and the teams went to the locker room tied 1-1.
Tampa (6-7-2) dented the scoreboard again 10:54 into the second half when Sarah Raymond found Ali Robinson with a crossing pass and Robinson headed it past Prisco, giving Tampa their second lead of the contest, 2-1.
The Panthers (9-5, 4-5 SSC) even things up again in the 76th minute when Lauren Bolhuis settled a bouncing ball in the Tampa box and got her first goal of the season, tying things at two.
The Spartans needed just 3:58 to find the answer to the Bolhuis tally, when Meg Beidleman found Asgedom down the right side if the field and with one goal under her belt already, Asgedom fired the ball into the corner of the net to Prisco’s left and that was all she wrote for the Panthers.
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Tampa made the most of their four shots on goal, scoring on three of them. The three goals were a season-high for the Spartans, who scored two goals six times this season.
Nine of the Panthers 14 shots were saved by Frykgard.
Florida Tech continues their season-ending road trip on Tuesday, heading to Boca Raton to take on the Lynn Flying Knights at 7:00 p.m. They will wrap up the regular season on Friday at Embry-Riddle, at 7:00 p.m.