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Eagles Tally Three Second-Half Goals to Beat FIT

Keira McCarthy James Ragan Photography

The Florida Tech Panthers held a 1-0 lead at the half on Saturday, only to see Embry-Riddle score three goals in the second half to steal a big 3-1 Sunshine State Conference victory in Daytona.

Keira McCarthy gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead 34:38 into the match when she scored from just outside the box, beating ERAU goalie Dana Ruchti.

 Eva Jonsdottir scored twice for the Eagles in the 68th and 73rd minute, beating Maria Sanchez Recuero giving her team a 2-1 lead. The second goal came from the same spot that the first shot did and in the span of four minutes, the home team went from down one to one up.

The Panthers (6-6-1, 3-3 SSC) tied things up on a goal by Samantha Grim off a corner kick, but the tie was gone almost as fast as they put it up on the scoreboard. It took just 23 seconds for Embry-Riddle to score the eventual game-winner when Annie Gelnaw crossed one from about 30 yards out, that found Ragnheidur Gardarsdo, who collected her first goal of the season and allowed the Eagles to move to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the Sunshine State Conference.

ERAU held a 13-10 shots advantage and an 8-6 lead in shots on goal. Recuero was credited with five saves, while Ruchti had four. The Eagles dominated in corner kick chances, 7-3.

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Florida Tech will look to rebound Saturday night when they host Barry in a 7:00 p.m. tilt at Rick Stottler Field.