PBA Men's Soccer Earns 4-1 Victory Over Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas
September 5, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University Sports Information Director
ARKADELPHIA, Ark.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s soccer team got their holiday weekend started off in the right direction on Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over Ouachita Baptist University after finally getting on the field because of a ten day layoff that included two rain outs.
Newcomer Gabriel Carneiro, a recent PBA soccer addition from Brazil, tallied two of the team’s four goals on Saturday as the Fish earned their first NCAA South Region victory of the season and improved to 2-0 overall.
Johnathon Clark got the scoring started in the first-half for the Sailfish when he received a cross in from junior Kyle Crouse that gave the Fish a 1-0 lead.
The Fish would tack on a second first-half goal when senior Mark Cabrera placed a corner kick in the vicinity of Carneiro who put the ball home for the game’s second goal.
Up next would be Chance Sumner in the second-half as he rebounded his one initial shot which was blocked and then beat the OBU keeper to go up 3-0.
The Tigers would get on the board in the next scoring opportunity after a foul call put OBU within striking distance. Carneiro added in a fourth and final goal for the Sailfish late on an assist from Clark to go up 4-1.
Senior Joe Yurchak earned the victory in goal for the Sailfish.
Fifth-year head coach Jose Gomez was content with his team’s outcome and their effort perhaps being most happy to actually have been able to play after back-to-back rainouts over the past 10 days limited the Sailfish opportunities.
“We could’ve played better, but considering the circumstances and playing on a different surface, I was pleased with the result and happy with our guys play out there today,” said Gomez.
Official game statistics will be posted as soon as they become available.