Rain Soaked Contest Comes Out on Buccaneers Side as Fish Fall
September 30, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- After a considerable lightning delay postponed the starting point of Tuesday’s soccer match between Palm Beach Atlantic University and Barry University, both teams braved the elements in what turned out to be an entertaining and aggressive contest on both sides.
After the first-half left both teams scoreless and Buccaneer Field drenched, both teams returned to the pitch in hopes of pushing across a goal to take the contest. In the end, BU scored first and then matched PBA’s lone goal with another of their own just 15 seconds afterwards as the Bucs took the contest 2-1.
Barry got the scoring started when Mark Anderson’s corner kick came through witch a goal that seem to confuse the Sailfish defensive alignment as it sailed in for the game’s opening score in the 53rd minute. The goal was Anderson’s eighth of the season.
As time continued to wind down on the clock, the Sailfish continued to create opportunities on the offensive end of the field but it wasn’t until the 72nd minute of the contest that PBA finally found the back of the net.
Senior Daniel Abrahamsohn carried the ball up the right-side along the line before shooting a hard cross into the box that found a streaking Enrico Zanella for a beautiful header to knot the score at 1-1.
With Sailfish fans and teammates still celebrating the game-tying goal, it was the Buccaneers who would capitalize as the very next possession proved to be the game-winning score for the Bucs.
Anderson once again came through for BU as his pass to the top of the six yard line found teammate Mark Kilpatrick for what turned out to be an easy score.
Despite holding a man advantage over the final 24 minutes after BU lost Wendell James to a red card, the Sailfish were unable to capitalize on there numerous scoring chances down the stretch.
PBA held a total shots advantage of 17-8 including a 13-4 tally in the second-half.
BU goalkeeper Devala Gorrick earned the victory in net for Barry as the Bucs improve to 8-1 on the season. PBA keeper Joe Yurchak took the loss for the Fish as PBA’s record drops to 5-3.
The Fish will look to get back on track in their next contest which is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th as they host Saint Leo University at 4 pm. The game is scheduled for Magic Jack Field.