Barry Spoils Sailfish Women's Soccer Home Opener with 2-0 Win
September 8, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- A few close calls on the offensive end would leave the Sailfish short on Saturday afternoon as they hosted Barry University for their home opener at Magic Jack Field. The Bucs got a goal in each half and spoiled a few PBA scoring opportunities down the stretch to hand PBA their first loss of the season.
Barry (1-1) got in the win column for the first time on the season thanks to a pair of goals from Emma Karp as she deposited a goal in the back of the net in each half.
“This afternoon was a really good test for us,” said head coach James Kryger. “We definitely had our chances and credit to the Barry keeper she was lights out when called upon. It was unfortunate that we did not get the first goal on a wonderful team effort and shot by Kasey Wyer. Defensively we played our game plan very well, containing the high power forward line of Barry with tenacious defending and finding our opportunities to expose the weak link.”
The Bucs held a 10-3 lead in shots at the half as BU goalkeeper Becca Rogers posted a solid first-half in goal on her way to a shutout.
Karp connected for the first time just shy of the 20th minute mark in the first-half as teammate Katrina Molfetta delivered a pass in to Karp where she turned and blasted a shot off the left post and in for a goal.
The second-half saw the Sailfish (2-1-0) push their shots total up to six but the Bucs defense would be strong enough to preserve the shutout victory.
Melissa Madrid assisted Karp on her second goal as she gave the Bucs the cushion they needed with a goal in the 67th minute.
“The second-half continued to yield two more great opportunities but a crossbar and a great defensive effort kept the BU goal clean,” continued Kryger. “As a young team this is a great test for us so early in the season. We definitely will take a lot from our game tonight and make some tweaks and changes in attack so we can capitalize on lost opportunities.”
PBA junior goalkeeper Allison Fox stopped six shots in the loss for PBA as BU held a 21-9 advantage in shots for the match .
“With a short break we will look for Wednesday to get back in the win column against a very pesky and fast Florida Memorial team,” said Kryger. “Should be a great two days of training and right back at it next week.”
The Fish will host the Lions on Wednesday, September 12th at Magic Jack Field beginning with an afternoon kickoff of 4 pm.