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Panthers Forge Tie Against Embry-Riddle

Rick Stottler Field

Florida Tech women’s soccer earned their second tie of the season on Saturday, this one against Embry-Riddle. The two teams played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer at Rick Stottler Field in Melbourne. 

The Panthers (5-3-2, 2-2-1 SSC) managed 18 shots in the match, but Eagles goaltender Dana Ruchti saved all six shots on goal. Panthers netminder Karlyn Prisco was equal to the task, picking up seven saves. Embry-Riddle took a total of 20 shots. 

Florida Tech took a total of 10 shots in the first half, including four shots on goal in the first eight minutes. In the second half, the Eagles fired the first shot 1:42 in, but Prisco made the save. At the 49:37 mark, Monica Zabian earned a corner kick and placed a nice ball to Keira McCarthy, who hit the post. 

Rachel Owens took a corner for Embry-Riddle in the 63rd minute and the resulting shot by Ragnheidur Gardarsdo went wide. Moments later the Eagles Maria Schmiedhofer got behind the defense on a breakaway and Prisco was forced to make a stellar sliding save. 

Prisco would be called on again just over three minutes later, as she kept Emmie Johansson off the board with another save. 

In the 71st minute, Brie Heitz earned a corner for the Panthers and the ensuing shot by Samantha Grim went wide. 

After a quiet first overtime, the Eagles earned two early corner kicks in the second OT but came up empty. Ruchti had to come up with a save at the 106-minute mark and that led the Panthers to get two chances on corner kicks, both by Zabian in the 109th  minute, Grim would hit the post 20 seconds later, with the last best chance that the Panthers would get. 

For more info: Embry-Riddle @ Florida Tech Box Score

The Panthers will next travel to Grand Valley State on Wednesday, a team that they upset last year when GVSU was the #1 team in the country. This season, the Lakers come in ranked #4. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:00 p.m. EDT. 

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