Nyang and Kuscevic Lead The Way As 'Fish Win 2-1
September 25, 2016
Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant
HUNTSVLLE, Ala.- After scoring four goals in each of their previous two games, the Sailfish offense had to settle for two goals Sunday afternoon. Two were all that were needed, as Palm Beach Atlantic picks up their fifth win on the year with a 2-1 victory against the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Kebba Nyang and Lucas Kuscevic scored the two goals for the Blue and White on the afternoon, after first conceding a goal to the Chargers.
Several shots were exchanged in the first twenty minutes of the match Sunday afternoon, but it was not until the 25th minute as James Narke scored to give the Chargers a 1-0 lead. The Huntsville goal was the first goal conceded by the Sailfish in over 358 minutes of play, dating back to the 4-1 win over Spring Hill College on Sept. 11.
The Sailfish would not trail for long, as Nyang scored his second goal of the season less than three minutes later. The goal came on a low shot from about six yards out, placed perfectly in the left side of the net, passed to him from Charlie Dennis, his second assist on the season.
The Sailfish put up an impressive 13 shots in the first half, but only placed four on goal with just the one finding net. The ‘Fish torched a staggering 10 shots in the second half as well, but it was a penalty kick that did the magic for PBA in the second half.
Three minutes into the second half, Dennis was looking to break the tie but was taken down inside the box, which set up the Kuscevic penalty kick that gave the Sailfish a 2-1 lead. The ‘Fish took eight shots following the PK in the second half, but were unsuccessful at extending their lead.
Elliott Barker (W, 4-0-1) picked up three saves on the afternoon, bringing the freshman to 10 on the year.
With the win, the ‘Fish are now 5-2-1 on the season, and continue Sunshine State Conference play when they return home Wednesday night, as the Sailfish host Florida Tech on Sept. 28, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.