PBA Closes Out Regular Season With Route of Southeastern University

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

West Palm Beach, Fla.-In the final game for three seniors of the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s soccer team, they and the rest of their teammates went out with a bang on Wednesday night as the Sailfish breezed past visiting Southeastern University by a final score of 6-2.

Matt Sweesy, Andrew Gerber, and Rodrigo Dias all played their final contest at Lantana Field while the rest of the Sailfish all contributed to the victory over the Fire on a windy and wet evening of soccer. With tropical storm Noel off the coast of Florida, strong winds and sheets of rain were periodic throughout the contest.

 “It was a great way to close out the season, and a good culmination of the hard work the guy’s have put in all season long,” said head coach Jose Gomez after the victory which pushed the Fish to 11-4 on the season.

PBA scored early and often to get the game started as they posted four goals in the first 16 minutes against Southeastern. Johnathon Clark (Lakeland, Fla./George Jenkins HS) got thing going with an easy score in the second minute of the game. Junior Daniel Abrahamsohn (Pacifica, Calif.) would soon follow in the fifth minute off a pass from freshman Kyle Crouse (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland Christian HS) that came across the goalie box that Abrahamsohn promptly placed in the back of the net for the 2-0 advantage.

Up next in the scoring barrage came a score from sophomore Cheyne Roberts (Plant City, Fla./Plant City HS) when he took a corner kick pass from Clark in the 14th minute to push the game to 3-0 in favor of the Fish.

Goal number four came by the way of the foot of Crouse as he took a blocked shot off SU goalkeeper Bart Sheldrake for the score. After 16 minutes of action the scoring concluded for the half and didn’t start up again till the 58th minute when the Fire struck for their first goal on a long score by midfielder Ryan Kirk to break the shutout.

Crouse would once again make his presence known in the 70th minute when he got the Sailfish back in the scoring column by registering his second goal of the night, this time on a breakaway that pushed the Sailfish lead to 5-1.

On yet another goalie block, Mark Cabrera (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland Christian HS) capped the PBA scoring by quickly taking advantage of the loose ball and notching his second score of the year.

SU forward Andrew Prevost received a pass from Kirk Carey in the 83rd minute after a goalie block occurred for the Fish and gave SU a goal and a final score of 6-2 in favor of PBA.

That concludes all regular season action for Palm Beach Atlantic as they will begin to prepare for the upcoming NCCAA regionals which will take place in Tigerville, S.C. on November 9th and 10th. More information regarding this tournament including seeding and opponent matchups will be announced at a later date.

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