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Spartans Spoil Senior Night


Karlyn PriscoPhoto credit: James Ragan
Miranda Gonzalez scored the only goal of the night in the 39th minute on Saturday, giving her Tampa Spartans a 1-0 win over Florida Tech in a Sunshine State women’s soccer matchup. 
Brie Heitz, Kerel Morris, Karlyn Prisco, Elin Svensson, Mary Watson and Aubri Williamson were all honored in a pregame ceremony. They will have one more regular season home game before saying goodbye to the Florida Tech fans for good. 
Prisco gave up the first half goal, but she kept her team in it, making a couple key saves before that, including a diving save on an Emily Cady shot in the 24th minute and a follow-up save on Gonzalez, six seconds later. She finished the night with six saves overall. She now has 68 saves, good for third place in the Sunshine State Conference. 
The Panthers best chance of the half came at the 27:54 mark when Monica Zabian took free-kick and launched it over the Tampa wall, but Spartans goalie Caroline Frykgard registered her 3rd save of the night. Zabian then took two consecutive corners, the second of those resulted in a solid shot by Keira McCarthy, but Frykgard was able to turn that one away as well. 
The Panthers (6-6-2, 3-4-1 SSC) held a 10-5 advantage in shots in that first half, with five on goal. Florida Tech took just five shots in the second half, with two on goal. Frykgard registered a clean sheet, helped by seven saves. 
Florida Tech will wrap up their home season against Rollins on Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. start. 

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