Men's Soccer Plays To Draw With Lions

Emmanuel Miranda and the Bucs' defense shutout the high powered Lions. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry men’s soccer team (5-9-2, 0-6-2 SSC) ended their season with a 0-0 draw against the Saint Leo Lions on a sodden Buccaneer Field Friday night.
 
The Bucs and Lions (9-4-3, 4-3-1 SSC) both had chances but neither could crack the goal. The Lions twice hit the crossbar in the first half and the Bucs bounced a header over the bar from inside the six-yard box on a corner in the second half.
 
Each team had several golden scoring opportunities throughout the match, but neither could beat the opposing goalkeeper or the woodwork.  Saint Leo goalkeeper Griffin Pharr made a career-high 12 saves, playing in place of usual starter Sam Luedke who was ejected in the Lions game against Flagler last Saturday, to earn his first career clean sheet, while Barry starter Devala Gorrick made three saves.
 
Saint Leo hit the crossbar twice in the first half.  The first effort off the bar came from a corner kick when Leonardo Nogueira had his glancing header ricochet back off the woodwork.  Kyle Kuhlman almost converted a mistake by Gorrick, but his shot again went off the crossbar.
 
In the second half, the best opportunity fell to Barry central defender Nenad Savic, but his header went into the ground and then bounced narrowly over the crossbar to keep the sides level.
 
In extra-time, Barry’s Pedro Petris had a long range effort saved by Pharr and the Lions were unable to threaten the Buc goal.
 
In total, Barry outshot Saint Leo 19-13, including the 12-4 advantage in shots on target.  The two teams combined for 49 fouls in the game.
 
 
                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                          2007 Barry University Soccer
             Saint Leo vs Barry (10/26/2007 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
 
 Saint Leo (9-4-3, 4-3-1 SSC) vs. Barry (5-9-2, 0-6-2 SSC)
 Date: 10/26/2007    Attendance: 234
 Weather: sodden
 
 Goals by period       1  2 OT O2  Tot
 -------------------------------------
 Saint Leo...........  0  0  0  0 -  0
 Barry…...............  0  0  0  0 -  0
 
 SCORING SUMMARY:
 
 Shots: Saint Leo 13, Barry 19
 Saves: Saint Leo 12 (Griffin Pharr 12), Barry 4 (Devala Gorrick 3; TEAM 1)
 

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