Sailfish Stuck in Slide as Barry Prevails in Women's Soccer
October 20, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University Sports Information Director
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- After a promising start that found the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team win four of their first seven matches, it has been a rough go of it lately for the young Sailfish as they dropped another decision on Tuesday evening, this time to Barry University by a final score of 5-0. The loss drops PBA to 4-7 on the season while BU improves to 5-10.
A hat trick from Lainie Ferring and two goals from Melissa Madrid would be the offensive outpouring the Buccaneers would need as they landed three goals in the first half while tacking on two more late in the second-half for the 5-0 advantage.
Madrid found Ferring for the game’s first goal just shy of the 20th minute as Madrid’s cross landed to the feet of Ferring who put home the shot for a 1-0 lead.
Eight minutes later the Bucs struck again as Madrid scored a goal from the top of the box. She wouldn’t wait long to strike again as she scored her 12th goal of the season 65 seconds later for a 3-0 lead that would stand until halftime. BU held just a 6-5 lead in shots in the first-half yet they made the most of their chances with the early lead.
After the Sailfish defense regrouped and held the Bucs off the scoreboard for over 40 minutes, Ferring would find the back of the net again, this time on an assist from Sarah Wolfer in the 72nd minute. Ferring made it a hat trick in the 80th minute on a breakaway.
PBA’s Ashley Morrell and Kayla Webb split goalkeeping duties with Morrell manning the position for the first 76 minutes and allowing four goals while Webb allowed one goal in her nearly 14 minutes of time. Emily Pratt earned the shutout in goal for BU with four saves.
The second-half belong to the Black and Red on this night as they tallied 15 total shots while PBA managed just two.
Junior Angie Kuhn led the Sailfish with three shots.
The Fish will look to break their recent losing streak in their next outing as they will play at St. Thomas University on Wednesday, October 28th at 4 p.m.