MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers rallied for a 2-1 win over the Lynn Knights in Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer action at Buccaneer Field on Wednesday night.
Emma Karp knocked in the game-winner for the Buccaneers (5-2-0, 1-0-0 SSC) in the 85th minute after Lynn keeper Kelsey Butler (3-2-1) came out on a challenge and missed the ball at the top of the six-yard box. Katie Lamendola, who started the play in the back line, and Melissa Madrid who flicked it forward, got assists on the play.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game before we started and Lynn didn’t disappoint,” head coach Fred Jungemann said. “But our girls battled and fought for the entire game and created plenty of good scoring opportunities. Their keeper and defense played very well, but we finally managed to break through to get the result we deserved.”
The Knights (3-2-1, 0-2-0 SSC) jumped out on top in the 29th minute. Alison Ramsey served a free kick up the middle to Laura Vernon’s head. As the ball was flicked forward, the Buccaneer defense mis-communicated the challenge and Kayley Clay stepped up to roll a shot home.
Barry evened the match in the 81st minute. Karp side stepped a pair of defenders to make a one-on-one chance with Butler, but had her feet taken out from under her, to earn the penalty kick. She converted to knot the game at 1-1.
“It’s a positive thing that we are showing an ability to come back when we are behind, but it’s not doing much for my blood pressure and my gray hair count,” Jungemann said.
The Bucs dominated the stat sheet, out-shooting the Knights 29-8 and 11-5 on goal. They also led 7-0 on corners. Madrid hit the right post in the 21st minute and the crossbar in the 75th minute and Butler punched three shots over the crossbar as part of her nine saves.
Mikaela Barboza (4-0-0) won her fourth straight decision, making four saves, but had her shutout streak stopped at 299 minutes.
The win over Lynn is the first for the Bucs in five tries since a 1-0 overtime win in Boca Raton in 2005.
“It’s a great feeling for the girls and program to beat Lynn for the first time in our tenure at Barry. Hopefully, it’s a precedent we can repeat several times before the end of the year,” Jungemann added.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2010 Barry University Soccer
Lynn vs Barry (09/22/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Lynn (3-2-1, 0-2-0 SSC) vs. Barry (5-2-0, 1-0-0 SSC)
Date: 09/22/10 Attendance: 253
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Lynn........................ 1 0 - 1
Barry........................ 0 2 - 2
1. 28:29 LUW Kayley Clay (1) (Alison Ramsey;Lauren Vernon) - misplay at top of 18
2. 80:33 BUW Emma Karp (12) Penalty kick
3. 84:15 BUW Emma Karp (13) (Katie Lamendola;Melissa Madrid) - top of the 6 after missed challenge
Shots: Lynn 8, Barry 29
Saves: Lynn 9 (Kelsey Butler 9), Barry 4 (Mikaela Barboza 4)