Sailfish Fall 3-2 in OT for First Loss of Year
September 26, 2012
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Cameron Roberts and Kenny Hogg both scored on Wednesday afternoon, but the Barry Buccaneers proved resilient, and the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish lost their first match of the 2012 season in overtime, 3-2.
Barry got on the scoreboard first, beating keeper Jonathan Strunk on a one-timer set up perfectly by Buccaneer forward Joong Kim. It was Kim who set up the Bucc’s second goal as well on a nearly identical play ten minutes later.
Roberts drove a one-timer past the keeper for his third goal of the season in the first half. It came off a gorgeous Evan Singlar assist, his team-leading fifth of the campaign.
The Sailfish were trailing 2-1 at the midway point, but would pull the equalizer just five minutes into the second half. Hogg, the leading goal-scorer in NCAA Division II, broke away from his defender and knocked a shot off the keeper. The rebound squirted away, but Kenny was able to recover and drive the game-tying goal home to make it 2-2.
After an extremely physical and back-and-forth forty minutes, the Sailfish and Buccaneers headed to overtime to settle the match. After a few missed opportunities on the offensive end, PBA saw their undefeated record slip away. Barry’s goal came in the 96th minute and gave them their third win of the season.
The game was played remarkably even on both sides, with Palm Beach Atlantic registering 22 shots and Barry 20. The Sailfish also had a slight edge in corners, with eight compared to the Buccaneers’ six. Strunk tallied four saves for the Fish.
PBA looks to get back on the right track at Magic Jack Field this Saturday and 2 PM against Saint Leo.