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No. 7 Panthers Fall to Eagles

Header Photo: Marem Ndiongue // Credit: Florida Tech Athletics

The Florida Tech women’s soccer squad suffered their first loss of the season on Wednesday, dropping a 2-1 decision at Embry-Riddle in overtime. It was the first Sunshine State Conference match of the season for the Panthers.

Marie Myhrvold Seim had the game-winner for ERAU in the 95th minute to upset the undefeated Panthers. Marem Ndiongue had the only goal of the night for the visitors in the second half.

This was a tight match throughout the first half as the visiting Panthers held a 4-2 advantage in shots with two on goal. The Eagles had five corners in the half to the Panthers one, but this game remained scoreless through 45 minutes. Maria Sanchez Recuero registered one save for Florida Tech and her counterpart Oona Jokinen had two.

Ndiongue got the Panthers on the board in the 55th-minute when she took a pass from Vilma Ferdfelt and booted it just inside the post, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. 

That goal seemed to fire Embry-Riddle up, as they put the pressure on the Panthers, as they took seven shots in the second half and forced Sanchez Recuero to make four saves. The one she couldn’t save came with 1:49 left in regulation when Sofia Munthe Nilsson got a low shot off and banged it in off the left post, knotting the game at one.

 That took the game to overtime and the Eagles (4-1, 2-0) turned up the offense again as they got a run down the field and after a quick Florida Tech foul, ERAU kept the play moving and Seim received a nice pass and launched a long ball over Sanchez Recuero’s head and in the top of the net for the deciding goal.

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

The Panthers (3-1-1, 0-1 SSC) will look to rebound when they return home on Saturday, September 25 to take on Barry in another SSC showdown. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.