Women’s Soccer Earns Tie at No. 4 Florida Tech – Lenoir Rhyne College Athletics

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MELBOURN, FLA. –  For the third time in series history, Lenoir-Rhyne and Florida Tech met with high stakes. In this one, the No. 11 Bears and No. 4 Panthers played to a scoreless draw. With the double OT tie, the Bears have played in four overtimes in 48 hours but had some chances late in the contest to come away with a win. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: #11 Lenoir-Rhyne 0, #4 Florida Tech 0
Records: #11 Lenoir-Rhyne (1-0-2), Florida Tech (2-0-1)
Location: Melbourn, Fla. | Rick Stottler Field

STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • The Bears looked to put one on the board in the 60th minute when Vivien Becker Peralta headed in a free kick. However, while the Bears were celebrating the goal, offsides was called which wiped away the goal. 
  • Earlier in the game, Ria Acton’s first-half free kick bounced off the crossbar.
  • Grayson Cameron was credited with nine saves in the clean sheet and Neve Duston led LR with four shots.
  • Florida Tech held a slim 15-13 advantage in shots but the Bears outshot the hosts 4-2 in the two overtime periods.
  • LR took seven corners to just three for Florida Tech.
  • The match saw six yellow cards handed out with four going against the Panthers. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • This was the second time in series history, these two teams met with each being ranked inside the top 11. In 2011, the No. 3 Panthers topped the No. 7 Bears 2-1 in Hickory, The other matchup between the two programs came in the 2010 Elite Eight which went down as a tie but Florida Tech advanced on PKs.
  • This is the first time since 2014 that LR had back-to-back ties.
  • This extends the LR streak of not losing to a non-conference opponent. The last regular-season loss to a non-league foe came back on Oct. 10, 2018 in a 2-1 loss against Limestone.

UP NEXT: The Bears return to action on Wednesday when they host Francis Marion at 7 p.m.
 

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