Women's Soccer Survives Spartans

Women's Soccer Survives Spartans
Silvia Lugo (#22) scores the game-winner past Leah Cesanek (#1) in the 77th minute. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry women’s soccer team continued their second half prowess by beating the Tampa 3-1 at Buccaneer Field on a very hot and humid Sunday afternoon.
“Today was not our best performance of the season,” head coach Fred Jungemann said, “but we found a way to get a result which is again an improvement from the way thing have been in the past.
“Tampa came in a played very hard and put us under a lot of pressure and for the most part we didn’t deal with it well. But they say good teams find ways to win even when they don’t play their best and today we didn’t play our best, but now we’re 2-0 in conference.”
Silvia Lugo scored the game winner in the 77th minute with assists from Melony Poviones and Melissa Madrid. Poviones won a free kick on the far right wing after being fouled by Spartan Shannon Walisch and sent the free kick into the box. Madrid went over the top of the defense to flick it forward to Lugo who slipped behind unmarked.
The Bucs (6-2-0, 2-0-0 SSC) got a gift in the 88th minute when Lugo turned a defender in the box and whipped a cross through the area. Tampa defender Charlotte White attempted to cut it off but ended up burying it in the back of the net.
The game was knotted at 1-1 at half time. Barry struck first in the 27th minute. Katie Lamendola sent a ball up out of the back to Poviones who slipped a through ball to Emma Karp at the top of the 18-yard box. Karp, one on one with Spartan keeper Leah Cesanek (6-2-0), slotted the ball home for a 1-0 lead. It was Karp’s eighth straight game with a goal, one shy of Emelie Karlsson’s record of nine in 2003.
The Spartans (6-2-0, 1-1-0 SSC) evened the game less than a minute later. Off a goal kick, the Spartans won the ball, but a Buccaneer defender settled the ball at the feet of UT’s Carolyn Simon and she chipped the ball over the head of Mikaela Barboza (5-0-0) into the goal.
The shot count in the first half was very close with Tampa leading 8-6 and corners were even at 2-2. In the second half, however, Tampa out-shot the Bucs 9-3, with one of the three coming on the own goal.
After the first period, the Bucs have out-scored their opponents 21-3 on the season. During the current five-game winning streak, the count stands at 14-0 in the second period.
Barboza won her fifth straight decision in goal, making eight saves. Cesanek took the loss for Tampa, surrendering three goals and making only two saves.
The Bucs travel to Nova Southeastern on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 pm looking to continue their winning streak.
                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                          2010 Barry University Soccer
                Tampa vs Barry (09/26/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
 Tampa (6-2-0, 1-1-0 SSC) vs. Barry (6-2-0, 2-0-0 SSC)
 Date: 09/26/10      Attendance: 92
 Weather: Precarious
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Tampa...................  1  0 -  1
 Barry.......................  1  2 -  3
  1.  26:26 BUW Emma Karp (14) (Katie Lamendola;Melony Poviones) - through ball in middle to 1v1
  2.  27:24 UTW Carolyn Simon (1) (unassisted) - long chip over keeper
  3.  76:37 BUW Silvia Lugo (3) (Melony Poviones;Melissa Madrid) - rebound inside 6
  4.  88:00 BUW OWN GOAL (1) (unassisted) - own goal on missed clearance
 Shots: Tampa 17, Barry 9
 Saves: Tampa 2 (Leah Cesanek 2), Barry 8 (Mikaela Barboza 8)