SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo newcomer Keisuke Ohata scored his first career goal in the second half to cut the Panthers lead, and eventual final score, 2-1 at University Soccer Field Wednesday night in a Sunshine State Conference matchup.
The Lions dropped their third straight conference game to Florida Tech 2-1 Wednesday night. Two new Lions connected for the lone Saint Leo goal in the 73rd minute. The Lions outshot the Panthers 16-12 and held a slight edge in corners 7-6.
Final Results: Florida Tech def. Saint Leo 2-1
Where: University Soccer Field | Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 1-3, 0-3 SSC | FIT 4-0-1, 2-0 SSC
How It Happened
2'| Florida Southern jumped out to a 1-0 lead early on a Stian Tsesmetsis goal from Josh Thomas. | FIT 1-0 |
52'| The Panthers added to their 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute on an Evan Endres goal from Brandon Smalley. | FIT 2-0 |
73'| Saint Leo cut the lead on a Keisuke Ohata goal. Ohata received a pass from Brian Werchek who then buried the ball in the back of the net for the Lions and his first goal of his collegiate career. | FIT 2-1 |
Points to Note
- Keisuke Ohata scores first career goal; Brian Werchek registers his first assist as a Lion.
- Goalie Conor McElhinney tallied seven saves on nine Panther shots-on-goal.
For the Opponent – Florida Tech
- Stian Tsesmetsis gave the Panthers an early lead in the 2' before Evan Enders added in the 52'.
- Florida Tech's keeper, Christian Moerch, recorded six saves on seven Saint Leo shots-on-goal.
Saint Leo will hit the road to take on Barry on Saturday, Sept. 24 for a 7pm kick in Miami, Fla.
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