Five Different Sailfish Score as PBA Takes Care of Ave Maria on Senior Night
November 1, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- A cold front sweeping through South Florida on Saturday night left the players and fans alike wrapping up in layers at the Rinker Athletic Campus but it wouldn’t slow down the Palm Beach Atlantic offense as they took down Ave Maria University by a 5-2 score. Five different Sailfish would etch their name in the scoring column on the evening as the program celebrated Senior Night at halftime.
The 5-2 victory for Palm Beach Atlantic improves their season record to 7-6-3 and breaks a winless streak that dates back to Oct. 1st. The team has one regular season match remaining next weekend when it travels to Clearwater Christian College.
At halftime the Sailfish would honor their five seniors for their contributions to the team which included Brandon Langenberg, Modesto Arostegui, Anthony Curra, Daniel Pena and Mpumelelo Matutu.
All five of the team’s goals came in the first-half as PBA put together a high volume of scoring chances in the early going against the Gyrenes (1-14).
Freshman Zac Sitler got the ‘Fish on the board in the 16th minute when Langenberg delivered an assist inside the box. After a PBA player was taken down in the box just a few minutes later head coach Brian McMahon opted to send the senior Curra in to take the penalty kick. The Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. native delivered with a strong strike and put his team up 2-0.
Just over three minutes later though the Gyrenes showed they would not go quietly as Dan Lomady scored one of his two goals on the night.
The game-winner would turn out to be a swift and alert kick from PBA defender Neil Slooves in the 26th minute as a corner-kick was punched out by the AMU keeper only to see Slooves quickly gather the rebound and punch it back in to the back of the net.
The remainder of PBA’s first-half scoring came from goals by Cameron Roberts and Jermaine Metz with assists from Metz and Ben Vogeney respectively.
Ave Maria drew their team a bit closer with another Lomady goal in the second-half but it wouldn’t be enough as the ‘Fish outlasted the Gyrenes in the final count.
PBA held a dominating 22-9 lead in total shots while also earning a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Sailfish were also whistled for 10 offsides.
Junior Steeven Raymont played the first-half in net for PBA and was relieved by freshman Peter Rineer in the second stanza. Rineer made a save in his debut.