Header photo: Guillermo Segovia Marcos/// Credit: Florida Tech Athletics
The Florida Tech Panthers got a much-needed win on Wednesday, beating the Eckerd Tritons 2-1 in double-overtime at Rick Stottler Field.
Guillermo Segovia Marcos scored his eighth goal of the season in the 104th minute, giving the Panthers the win over a Tritons team that they trailed in the standings. The win put the Panthers over the .500 mark at 5-4. They improved to 2-3 in the Sunshine State Conference.
Florida Tech took 14 shots with only two registering as a shot on goal. Of the eight shots Eckerd took, only one was on goal. In the first half Florida Tech had four shots to the Tritons three. Neither Luis Tovar Romero for Florida Tech or Lynden Dawson for the Tritons were called on to make a save in that half and there were no saves credited to either goalie for the entirety of the game.
The scoreless tie was broken with 6:32 elapsed in the second half when a corner kick by Julien Remiti was headed in the air by Stian Olsen and with a huge traffic jam in the goal mouth it was eventually knocked home by Fabio Amaral. It was his second tally of the season and gave the home team a 1-0 lead.
The lead was short-lived as a long ball was sent into the box by Eckerd and Sander Golmen was trailing Eckerd’s Kyle Bingham. As the ball came in, Golmen turned Bingham ever so slightly in the box and that resulted in not only a yellow card on Golmen, but a penalty kick. The kick was taken by Tommy Lamb, who had Tovar Romero going the wrong way and scored the tying goal.
That score remained until Remiti was awarded a corner kick with 7:10 left in the second overtime. The kick sailed but Olsen did a great job keeping the ball in bounds on the sideline. He got around the defender and kicked the ball across to Segovia Marcos, who was waiting on the opposite side and he booted it home for the game winner.
Segovia Marcos has now scored eight of the Panthers 14 goals this season. Olsen recorded two assists in the game.
For more info: Eckerd @ Florida Tech Box Score
Next up for the Panthers is a road meeting with the Saint Leo Lions on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.