Bucs' Stingy Defense Shuts Out Sailfish Men's Soccer

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Sailfish men’s soccer team’s recent offensive woes continued on Tuesday evening at the Rinker Athletic Campus as they fell 1-0 to Barry University. A goal in the 70th minute by the Bucs’ Patrick Drmola finally broke a 0-0 stalemate in the 70th minute and the visitors from Miami Shores then held on for the win.

The offensive struggles experienced by Palm Beach Atlantic (6-4-2) of late were not evidenced by anything more than the final score on Tuesday as the ‘Fish created plenty of opportunities.

When the final whistle sounded PBA outshot their counterpart by an 18-12 margin while earning a season-high 13 corner-kick chances but they could not cash in on an equalizer.

Barry (5-5-1) finally broke through on a quick set from Maurice Padula and Rory Kay in the 70th minute as a diving attempt by PBA goalkeeper Steeven Raymont was not enough to keep the ball from sailing into the back of the net on the strike by Drmola.

Try as they might the Sailfish wouldn’t be able to escape the Buccaneers’ solid possession tactics down the stretch as they simply ran out of time.

Raymont made four saves in goal for PBA while Jimmy McGregor earned six stops in the win for Barry.

Palm Beach Atlantic will continue their grueling stretch against Sunshine State Conference opponents in their next match as they will travel to Lynn University on Saturday, Oct. 18th for a 7 pm showdown with the Fighting Knights.

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