PENSACOLA, Fla.—Emma Karp got her college career off with a bang, scoring four goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and added an assist as the Barry Buccaneers opened the season with a 5-4 win over #19 North Alabama in the first game of the ArgoFanShop.com Invitational hosted by the University of West Florida.
Karp tied three players (Jenny Nilsson, 2000; Mary Kay Hussey, 1985 and Toni Doggett, 1985) for third in program history with nine points (four goals and one assist) in her college debut.
The win was the 4,000th win for the Barry athletic program with began in 1984. The women’s soccer team also picked up the first win in 1984 by beating George Washington on Sept. 15, 1984.
“We showed a lot of heart and fight to come back against the #19 team in the country,” head coach Fredd Jungemann said. “With such a young team, it would have been so easy for them to fold after making some early mistakes. Hopefully, we can build some confidence from this experience.”
The Bucs (1-0-0) grabbed an early lead in the 10th minute when North Alabama botched a goal kick and Joanna Stewart picked it off and fed Karp for an unobstructed chance from just inside the 18-yard box past Lion keeper Alex McLay.
Gulf South Conference Player of the Year Chloe Roberts answered for Lions (0-1-0) in the 18th minute. Jamie Takala sent a cross from the left side to Roberts just outside the box and she found the back of the goal.
The Lions took the lead in the 40th minute when Jennifer Osmand struck from 24 yards out after the Buccaneer defense failed to clear the ball. Osmand created another goal a minute later breaking through the defense and forcing Barry keeper Emily Brunnschweiler into a hard tackle that drew a foul call from the referee. Roberts converted the penalty kick.
After giving up a goal right after the second half started, the Bucs charged back with three unanswered goals to tie the game and force overtime.
In the 54th minute, Karp connected for her second goal, taking a feed from Sofia Jakobsson and ripping a 27-yard blast past McLay in goal.
In the 86th minute, Melissa Madrid worked a give and go with Karp to narrow the gap to 4-3. Less than two minutes later, the tandem teamed up again on a similar play, but Karp fed Lainie Ferring for the equalizer.
In the final minute of regulation, the Lions had their last flurry, with Osmand and Roberts taking shot from inside the six-yard box. Ziena Cline stopped Osmand’s flick and Brunnschweiler made a spectacular save on Roberts to force the extra time.
After an uneventful first overtime period, the Karp found the back of the net for the fourth time in her debut. Silvia Lugo lofted a cross in from the left side and Karp made a nifty spin move at seven yards to get free for the shot, slotting into the lower right corner.
Brunnschweiler gave up four goals, but tied for fifth in program history with 11 saves to earn her first win of the season. McLay took the loss for the Lions, making four saves and allowing five goals.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2009 Barry University Soccer
#19 North Alabama vs Barry (09/03/10 at Pensacola, Fla.)
North Alabama (0-1-0) vs. Barry (1-0-0)
Date: 09/03/10 Attendance: 163
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
North Alabama....... 3 1 0 0 - 4
Barry............... 1 3 0 1 - 5
1. 9:31 BUW Emma Karp (1) (Joanna Stewart) - 15 yards after failed goal kick
2. 17:39 UNA Chloe Roberts (1) (Jamie Takala) - 19 yards on missed assignment
3. 39:16 UNA Jennifer Osmond (1) (unassisted) - missed clearance
4. 40:19 UNA Chloe Roberts (2) Penalty kick
5. 48:13 UNA Jamie Takala (1) (Nikki Brown) - diving header after cross from right
6. 53:18 BUW Emma Karp (2) (Sofia Jakobsson) - 27-yard blast
7. 85:48 BUW Emma Karp (3) (Melissa Madrid) - give and go at 20 yards
8. 87:31 BUW Lainie Ferring (1) (Melissa Madrid;Emma Karp) - double pass in middle to 1v1
9. 101:39 BUW Emma Karp (4) (Silvia Lugo) - spin move at 7 yards
Shots: North Alabama 23, Barry 16
Saves: North Alabama 5 (Alex McLay 4; TEAM 1), Barry 12 (Emily Brunnschweiler 11; TEAM 1)