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The Florida Tech men were locked in a good battle on the pitch Wednesday night, scoring twice in the final 6:48 to beat Embry-Riddle 2-1 and get their first conference win of the season.
Guillermo Segovia Marcos, who had a hat trick against Flagler, scored both goals for the Panthers in this one.
The Panthers (3-1, 1-0) got through the first half unscathed as both teams struggled to get a good look at the goal. Tech had just two shots against ERAU goalie Jack Crichton. Florida Tech netminder Nick Brady saw just one. Each team had one shot on goal.
Florida Tech had a good chance 1:46 into the second half when Altair Reyes banged one off the left post that stayed out. In the 59th minute Embry-Riddle’s Teddy West rocketed a hard shot that rebounded off Brady’s leg and out to Amit Libgot, and he knocked it in past a diving Brady to give the visiting Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Less than a minute later West got another chance but Brady was up to the task and the deficit remained one.
The Panthers held a commanding 10-4 lead in corner kicks in this match.One of those corners resulted in the first Florida Tech tally.
Altair launched his corner into the air in the 83rd minute and Segovia Marcos was waiting. He headed the ball past Crichton and this match was knotweed at one at the 83:12 mark.
The game-winning goal came with about 100 seconds left in regulation when a throw-in by Mikkel Kvinnesland was headed down by Juan Masqueda, who settled it and found Segovia Marcos who rifled it into the side of the net to give the Panthers the lead for good.
For more info: Embry-Riddle @ Florida Tech Box Score
On Saturday, September 25, Florida Tech will travel to Barry for a 6:00 p.m. Sunshine State Conference tilt.