Defensive Struggle Goes the Way of the ‘Fish as PBA Knocks Out King 2-1
September 20, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
BRISTOL, Tenn.- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s soccer team started their road trip through the Southeast in style on Saturday afternoon as they handed King (Tenn.) University a 2-1 loss at Parks Field. All three goals in the match were scored within an eight minute span to end the first-half and begin the second as a goal from Mike O’Sullivan in the 48th minute sealed the victory for the Sailfish.
The score remained 0-0 for both sides until the 41st minute when Modesto Arostegui found the back of the net on a helper from fellow senior Branden Langenberg as PBA looked to go into halftime leading the Tornados by a 1-0 tally.
Things quickly changed a few minutes later however when King’s Chris Hicks alertly knocked in a rebound shot following Luis Alonso’s first attempt that clanked off the post. The Tornados (2-4) would tie the score with just seconds remaining in the opening period.
Facing a different goalkeeper in the second-half the Sailfish struck quickly for the eventual game-winner when O’Sullivan’s first goal of the season came off a corner kick delivered in by junior Tom Gavin in the 48th minute.
A strong defensive effort down the stretch would seal the win for Palm Beach Atlantic as they improved to 4-1-1 on the season.
Steeven Raymont played the full 90 minutes in goal for the ‘Fish and stopped four shots on the day as PBA registered their third straight victory.
PBA will round out their long weekend trip by taking on Bob Jones University on Monday, Sept. 22nd at 6 pm.