PBA Guts Out Road Victory Over Barry University, 4-3
October 3, 2013
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic (4-1-1) faced a tough road test Wednesday night, taking on Barry University (3-5-1) at Buccaneer Field. The Sailfish came away with a hard-fought, 4-3 victory over the Buccaneers in a key South Region matchup.
The PBA scoring was once again led by Kenny Hogg and Lucas Coutinho, who each scored two goals to pace the Sailfish offense. Hogg, who leads the nation in goals per match, also added two assists on the evening, bringing his season point total to 25.
Coutinho put the ‘Fish on the board in the fourth minute of the game thanks to a nifty back touch by Hogg. It didn’t take long for the Buccaneers to even the score, getting a goal from Thomas Coombes in the tenth minute.
The score remained tied into the break, with both teams getting multiple chances and not being able to convert.
It was Barry who got back on the board just five minutes into the second half, but Palm Beach Atlantic would counter in a big way. Just five minutes after the Bucs took the lead, Coutinho scored his second goal of the night, this time on a rebound off a Hogg blast. Less than three minutes later, Kenny gave PBA the lead by stealing the ball and knocking in the go-ahead goal.
The back-and-forth action continued, with Barry sending a flourish of attack at sophomore keeper Austin Spagnola. The Bucs found the net in the 71st minute to tie the score once again at 3-3.
With just under ten minutes remaining in the contest, the Sailfish took advantage of another Buccaneer turnover. This time, it was Evan Singlar who worked the ball away from Barry in the midfield and found Hogg streaking toward the goal. Kenny’s second goal of the night gave PBA the lead for good.
Spagnola had ten saves on the contest, facing 24 total attacks from Barry. PBA managed 20 shots of their own, but were outshot 19-10 in the second half.
The Sailfish return to action at Magic Jack Field on October 9th, taking on the College of the Bahamas at 3:00 PM.