The Florida Tech Panthers lost a key Sunshine State Conference match Wednesday night, falling 1-0 to Nova Southeastern on home turf Wednesday night.
A goal by Bradley Fountain 12:23 into the match held up as the game-winner and resulted in the Panthers first home loss of the season and gave the Sharks their seventh straight win overall.
Titouan Le Roux earned the clean sheet for NSU, outdueling Panthers goaltender Jason Fesquet, who made one save in the second half. Le Roux stopped four Florida Tech shots.
The goal by Fountain was a tough one, coming moments after a corner kick from Jan Luca Ahillen, who got it into the middle and it was deflected, surprising Fesquet and giving the visitors a 1-0 lead.
The Panthers (5-2, 1-2 SSC) had a good chance at the 23:25 mark when Per Henrik Nag headed one that Le Roux made a nice stop on. Nag had the Panthers best chance in the second half as well, when Solomon Wheatley sent a ball in that Nag headed just over the top corner of the net.
It was one of seven shots taken by the Panthers in the second half, they had 13 overall, including four on goal. Guillermo Segovia Marcos led the Panthers with five shots, two of those were on goal. Nag took four shots, two on goal. On the other side, NSU had 10 shots total, with just two on goal.
This was a physical game, with 33 fouls called, 22 of those on Florida Tech and at least a handful of them were questionable at best. Four of the six yellow cards issued were against Florida Tech.
For more info: Nova Southeastern @ Florida Tech Box Score
Florida Tech will play four of their next five games on the road, beginning Saturday at Saint Leo. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start.