To begin the week, the volleyball team fell to the Embry-Riddle Eagles on Tuesday night.
The Panthers lost in straight sets but kept each set close. Each set was lost by only five points or fewer.
They finished the match with 33 kills, 33 assists, five service aces, four blocks, 64 digs and 63 total points. Soccer continued the week on Wednesday night, both taking on Rollins College.
The No. 6 ranked men’s team was undefeated entering the game with a 9-0-1 record.
Their game against the Tars was the Panthers second of the season to go into overtime but this time they came up short, losing 2-1.
Guillermo Segovia scored Florida Tech’s only goal of the evening, tallying his goal total for the season to a team-high seven goals.
The women’s team had similar results at home against the Tars, losing 3-0.
Maria Munoz, Brittany Etrick and Alexis Sheely each challenged the Rollins goalkeeper, putting a shot on goal.
The football team wrapped up homecoming week Saturday afternoon as they took on the West Florida Argonauts.
This game was not only the homecoming game but the fourth annual Coastal Classic rivalry game between Florida Tech and West Florida.
The winner gets to keep the Coastal Classic Trophy for the full year until they face off the next season.
In last season’s game, the Panthers overcame an 18-point deficit and beat the Argonauts 30-28.
This year, Florida Tech fell to West Florida 38-14, making their overall record 1-3 in the rivalry game.
The 24-point difference was the greatest so far of the four-year rivalry.
Similar to last year, the Panthers found themselves down early, trailing 17-7 at halftime.
After falling down 31-7 in the third quarter, it was too great of a deficit for them to overcome this year.
Freshman quarterback Mike Diliello was featured in both of Florida Tech’s touchdowns.
The first was a 91-yard run by Diliello that at the time brought them within three points of the Argonauts.
The second and final touchdown scored by the Panthers was a seven-yard pass from Diliello to tight end Kenny Hiteman late in the third quarter.
The trophy is now back with West Florida but the Panthers will have their chance to reclaim it next season.
Florida Tech began their season 3-1 but have now dropped four straight games, leaving their record at a 3-5 with three more games remaining in the regular season.
They next take on West Alabama at Panther Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 2.