Men's Soccer Overwelms Sailfish With Second-Half Barrage

Men's Soccer Overwelms Sailfish With Second-Half Barrage
Joe Conkleton (#8) scored the game-winner and added two assists for the Bucs. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers exploded for five second-half goals from five different players to overwhelm the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 6-1 in men’s soccer action at Buccaneer Field on Wednesday night.

The Bucs (7-2-3) got on the board in the first period when Joong Kim looped a cross from the right side into the box to Sascha Koettig at the top of the six-yard box. Koettig slipped a back-heel pass to senior Mark Kilpatrick who blasted the goal home from inside the six and the Bucs led 1-0 in the 29th minute.

The Bucs appeared to be in control early in the second half when the Sailfish (6-5-0) stuck for the equalizer. On a similar play in a similar spot from the Bucs’ goal, PBA worked a nearly identical play. But Barry keeper Johnny Rodrigues got in the middle of the passes and the Bucs defense attempted to clear the ball. But PBA’s Tumi Magadlena stepped up to crank a shot from just outside the 18-yard box for the equalizer in the 58th minute.

The goal by the Sailfish seemed to wake up the Bucs. After dominating the play for the next 10 minutes, Koettig and Joe Conkleton worked a combination on the left side. Koettig fed a pass on the ground through the defense and Conkleton ran on to rip the ball past Jonathan Strunk in the Sailfish goal.

Though that would be the game-winner, the Bucs kept the pressure on the rest of the half. In the 78th minute, Mark Anderson rolled a pass up the middle of the defense to Sean Trinidad who converted one-on-one with Strunk.

At the 85:14 mark, Conkleton returned the favor to Koettig, feeding the German senior on the left wing for a goal. At the 86:48 mark, Conkleton’s free kick from 30 yards out found Anderson open on the left wing and the junior striker finished with a beautiful one-touch volley into the back of the net.

Guilherme Oliviera closed the scoring for the Bucs with just 0:02 seconds left in the match. Kilpatrick looped a pass into the box and Oliviera, like a Anderson moments before, finished with a one-touch volley out of the air.

The six goals were the most the Bucs had scored this season since hanging seven on Johnson & Wales on Sept. 15.

Rodrigues had three saves for the Bucs in notching his seventh win. Strunk took the loss, his fifth in 11 decisions, making six saves but allowing all six goals.

The Bucs travel to Saint Leo on Saturday, Oct. 23 for a match with huge conference and regional implications. You can follow all the action live on the Buccaneer website through Game Central, powered by Stretch Internet.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2010 Barry University Soccer
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Barry (10/20/10 at Miami Shores,Fla.)

Palm Beach Atlantic (6-5-0) vs. Barry (7-2-3)
Date: 10/20/10 Attendance: 283
Weather: dicey

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Palm Beach Atlantic. 0 1 - 1
Barry............................ 1 5 - 6

1. 28:13 BUM Mark Kilpatrick (1) (Sascha Koettig;Joong Kim) - inside 6
2. 57:28 PBAM Tumi Magdalela (2) (unassisted) - rebound missed clearance inside 15
3. 67:21 BUM Joe Conkleton (3) (Sascha Koettig) - give and go on the left side from 15 yards
4. 77:35 BUM Sean Trinidad (3) (Mark Anderson) - give and go in the middle at 15 yards
5. 85:14 BUM Sascha Koettig (7) (Joe Conkleton) - slip pass on the left 12 yards out
6. 86:48 BUM Mark Anderson (6) (Joe Conkleton) - one touch volley on 30 yard free kick
7. 89:58 BUM Guilherme Oliveira (1) (Mark Kilpatrick) - one touch volley from 8 yards out

Shots: Palm Beach Atlantic 9, Barry 21
Saves: Palm Beach Atlantic 6 (Jonathan Strunk 6), Barry 3 (Johnny
Rodrigues 3)