ATHLETICS

Spartans Soccer Set To Play Florida Tech In Doubleheader

TAMPA, Fla.  – The University of Tampa men’s and women’s soccer teams welcome the Florida Tech Panthers to Pepin Stadium on Saturday. The women take the field at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 8:00 p.m.

The Spartan’s men hold a record of (6-3-1, 3-2 SSC) this season and an all-time record of 30-8-4 against Florida Tech. The Spartans faced the Panthers earlier this season in a match that ended in a double overtime draw, 1-1.

The Spartan’s men are coming off a 3-0 victory over Barry on Tuesday.

UT men’s soccer is led by sophomore forward Tyler Blackwood, who has seven goals including three game winners. Senior midfielder Dominic Cutrofello is second on the team with two goals.

The No. 23 ranked Panthers men (5-1-3, 2-1-2 SSC) are led by senior midfielder Gary Ogilvie, who has four goals and two assists.

The No. 22 ranked Spartan’s women (9-3, 4-1 SSC) are 6-1-6 all-time against Florida Tech. The Spartans beat the Panthers earlier this season 1-0 in Melbourne.

The Spartan’s women are coming off a 2-1 victory over Barry on Tuesday.

Sophomore midfielder Lauren Moore leads the way for UT’s women with 11 goals and four assists. Freshman forward Cici Gonzalez is second on the team in goals with ten, while sophomore forward Jenny Karl has added six goals.

The Panthers women (5-3-2, 1-2-2 SSC) are led by freshman forward Erika Forsberg, who has six goals including four game winners. Senior midfielder Kelly Whittaker is second on the team with four goals.

The Pepin Stadium gates will open at 4:30 p.m., for both games. Tickets will be available for $5 (adults, students and senior citizens). UT students and faculty/staff will be admitted free with a valid Spartan ID.

Both games will feature live stats and audio broadcasts through TampaSpartans.tv.

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