MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers exploded for 7-1 win over Eckerd in Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer action at Buccaneer Field on Saturday night. Melissa Madrid had a hat-trick, while Lainie Ferring added a goal and three assists.
Haley Struthers got the Bucs on the board at the 1:06 mark, taking a feed from Lainie Ferring off a free kick and heading the ball home past Triton keeper Marisa Berger.
Madrid struck for her first goal, and the eventual game-winner, in the 11th minute. Morgan Ault sent a long pass up the left side and Madrid out-raced the defense to get a one-on-one opportunity with Berger and buried a shot to the far post.
In the 20th minute, Michelle Tarasiuk hooked up with Ferring. Ferring lifted a cross in from the right side and Tarasiuk ripped a shot from right at the top of the 18-yard box.
Ferring closed out the first-half fireworks by stealing a clearance just outside the 18 and blasting a shot off the bottom of the crossbar and into the goal.
With the Bucs (3-9-0, 1-3-0 SSC) up 5-0, the Tritons (1-8-1, 0-5-0 SSC) put together their only dangerous chance of the night. Maggie Swanbeck sent a feed to Emily Johnson near the penalty mark and Johnson found the back of the net with her first touch.
But the Bucs regrouped to score twice more, with Katie Lamendola assisting on both. In the 80th and 85th minutes, Lamendola caught the Tritons pushed too far forward and played long passes that ended in goals, the first to Madrid and the second to Brianni Lorenzo.
Emily Pratt earned her first win in goal, making three saves. Berger took the loss for the Tritons allowing four goals without making a save, while Cassie Burke had three saves off the bench, but also allowed three goals.
The seven goals were the most for the Bucs since a 9-0 win over Eckerd on Oct. 7, 2005. The hat-trick was the second of the season for Madrid. She is the first Barry freshman to post multiple hat-tricks since Emelie Karlsson had four in 2002. The three assists for Ferring were the most for a Buccaneer since Shannon Miller had three against Eckerd in 2005.
The Bucs host the Saint Leo Lions on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 pm.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2009 Barry University Soccer
Eckerd vs Barry (10/10/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Eckerd (1-8-1, 0-5-0 SSC) vs. Barry (3-9-0, 1-3-0 SSC)
Date: 10/10/09 Attendance: 213
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Eckerd.................... 0 1 - 1
Barry....................... 5 2 - 7
1. 1:06 BUW Haley Struthers (1) (Lainie Ferring) - header off of free kick from 27yards out
2. 10:47 BUW Melissa Madrid (7) (Morgan Ault) - long pass up the left side to break away
3. 19:25 BUW Michelle Tarasiuk (4) (Lainie Ferring) - 18 yards off cross from right
4. 23:53 BUW Lainie Ferring (1) (unassisted) - 20yds off steal
5. 30:45 BUW Melissa Madrid (8) (Lainie Ferring) - 23yds from cross on left
6. 62:37 ECW Emily Johnson (1) (Maggie Swanbeck) - give and go in the middle
7. 79:39 BUW Melissa Madrid (9) (Katie Lamendola) - long pass up the middle to break away
8. 84:20 BUW Brianni Lorenzo (2) (Katie Lamendola) - long pass up the middle to break away
Shots: Eckerd 6, Barry 13
Saves: Eckerd 5 (Cassie Burke 5), Barry 3 (Emily Pratt 3)