Harnes to Harnes Connection Leads PBA to Buzzer-Beater Victory at Southeastern
September 15, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
LAKELAND, Fla.- It took nearly a full 90 minutes of action on Thursday evening for a victor to be decided between the Palm Beach Atlantic University and Southeastern University women’s soccer teams but it was the Sailfish and freshmen twin sisters Marianne Harnes and Karoline Harnes who tallied a game-winning goal only a second before the final horn sounded.
The win pushed PBA’s record to 4-3 on the season as they continue their torrid pace to start the 2011 season. The loss for the Fire drops their overall record to 2-3.
The Fire frustrated the PBA offense for much of the match as the Sailfish could never get an offensive rhythm going to put consistent and quality shots on goal.
With time winding down in the match and overtime appearing to be a near certainty, the Sailfish would turn to the Harnes sisters who put together a final push forward that turned out to be the game-winning goal.
Marianne Harnes tallied the assist as she took a pass out wide and then delivered a cross near the 18-yard box to the feet of Caroline Harnes who then made one move and struck home the game-winning goal with literally one second left on the clock.
Happy to have the win but not satisfied with the overall effort of his team, head coach James Kryger knows his squad has some corrections to make moving forward.
“Very tough game for us tonight as Southeastern played a very organized and defensive game so credit to them as they found counters and frustrated our attack with numbers behind the ball,” said Kryger.
“Wwe were able to connect on many opportunities but could not break down their back line. We were able to pressure the back four and eventually found a winner which was good to see as we battled so hard to find that goal. Little rest and we do it all again Saturday,” said Kryger.
Palm Beach Atlantic led the shots total by earning 14 shots compared to 12 from Southeastern. The Fish also earned the lead in corner kick opportunities with three compared to none for the Fire.
Allison Fox earned the shutout win in goal for PBA as she totaled five saves.
PBA will now turn their attention to Saturday, September 16th when they match up against