Sailfish Drop a Tough 1-0 Decision on the Road at Barry on Wednesday Evening
October 12, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- One night after the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team faced a loss at Barry University their male counterparts would face a comparable fate on Wednesday in a similarly tough manner. Having played nearly 75 minutes of scoreless soccer, Barry’s senior forward Mark Anderson finally broke the scoring silence with a goal while the home team held on for the 1-0 victory over the Sailfish.
Steven Bush earned the starting nod in between the pipes for the second straight match for PBA and once again responded with a solid effort against one of the toughest teams in the NCAA South Region and the #10-ranked team in the nation. Bush made his starting debut last Friday at Rollins College only to be defeated 2-0 while falling in another shutout scenario on Wednesday against a tough Barry side.
One of the most electric scorers in the NCAA Division II ranks, Anderson would finally break through for a goal on a give-and-go inside the box as the England native scored his 17th goal of the season for the game-winner just shy of the 75 minute mark.
A strong defensive effort by Barry down the stretch completed the shutout for goalkeeper Johnny Rodrigues as he made five saves. Bush made five saves inside the PBA goal.
In what can only be described as a well played match by both sides, the shot count ended at an even 12-12 with the Sailfish claiming ten of their shots in the second-half compared to only seven for the Bucs.
Both teams also registered four corner kicks as well.
Palm Beach Atlantic will hope to get back on a winning track this Saturday, October 15th when they play host to Southeastern (Fla.) University at 2 pm. The match will be played at Magic Jack Field.