Men's Soccer Stumbles in SSC Semifinals

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry men’s soccer team dropped a hard-fought match to the Tampa Spartans 2-1 in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Friday.

10:00 minutes into the game Barry’s all-conference forward Mark Anderson succumbed to an injury and was forced to leave the match. The junior striker never returned to the pitch.

Even though the Bucs suffered the tough blow of losing Anderson early in the first period, Barry ended the half in a scoreless tie.

In the 54th minute Tampa found the back of the net to break the scoreless tie. Dominic Goncalves lined up a free kick from 40 yards out and bent the ball into the box. The ball sailed through the cluster of players, bounced once, and wound up in the back of the net.

The Bucs pushed hard for the equalizer lead by conference player of the year Sascha Koettig and sophomore midfielder Guilherme Oliveira but could not find the a goal until too late in the game.

With the Bucs pressing hard to tie the game, Tampa forward Kemal Malcolm wove his way through the Barry attacking third and into the right corner of the box. Malcolm then fed Kevin Knowles just inside the box for a one-on-one opportunity against Barry keeper Johnny Rodrigues. Knowles finished with a shot in the right lower 90 to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead.

The Bucs continued to fight as Mark Kilpatrick found himself unmarked at the top of the goal box. Kilpatrick took a pass from Godfrey François and finished nicely with a shot just under the Tampa keeper. However, it was too little, too late for Barry as the Kilpatrick goal came with just 00:45 seconds left in regulation.

With a #2 regional ranking, the Bucs are still hopeful to earn their second-straight bid to the NCAA Tournament starting next weekend. With the win, the Spartans advance to play Florida Tech in the SSC Tournament championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Buccaneer Field.


                                           Soccer Game Summary (Final) 
                                            2010 Barry University Soccer
                      #22 Tampa vs #12 Barry (11/05/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.)


Tampa (13-6-1, 6-3-1) vs. Barry (10-3-3, 6-2-1)
Date: 11/05/10 Attendance: 365
Weather: cold and windy

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
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Tampa............... 0 2 - 2
Barry................... 0 1 - 1

SCORING SUMMARY:
1. 53:33 UTM Dominic Goncalves (3) (unassisted) - free kick 40 yards, untouched into the net
2. 87:53 UTM Kevin Knowles (1) (Kemal Malcolm)
3. 89:15 BUM Mark Kilpatrick (2) (Godfrey Francois) - unmarked at top of 6th

Shots: Tampa 7, Barry 12
Saves: Tampa 3 (David Niepel 3), Barry 2 (Johnny Rodrigues 2)


Florida Tech Draws Rollins and Advances to SSC Finals Through PKs

Rollins could not seal the semi-final victory of the Sunshine State Conference tournament game against Florida Tech, Friday evening. The Tars came away with the draw, but failed to advance to the championship by virtue of a 3-0 shootout advantage to the Panthers.

Rollins struck first on the scoreboard in the 25th minute with Stephen Wright, who received a perfect pass from Adam New and Matt Bauchle to find himself alone with the keeper and placed the ball past Brennton Muhammad.

Rollins could not seal the semi-final victory of the Sunshine State Conference tournament game against Florida Tech, Friday evening. The Tars came away with the draw, but failed to advance to the championship by virtue of a 3-0 shootout advantage to the Panthers. Rollins struck first on the scoreboard in the 25th minute with Stephen Wright, who received a perfect pass from Adam New and Matt Bauchle to find himself alone with the keeper and placed the ball past Brennton Muhammad.

Rollins could not seal the semi-final victory of the Sunshine State Conference tournament game against Florida Tech, Friday evening. The Tars came away with the draw, but failed to advance to the championship by virtue of a 3-0 shootout advantage to the Panthers. Rollins struck first on the scoreboard in the 25th minute with Stephen Wright, who received a perfect pass from Adam New and Matt Bauchle to find himself alone with the keeper and placed the ball past Brennton Muhammad.

The Florida Tech Panthers

were dealt a serious blow when Gary Olgive was sent off with a red card in the 42nd minute. Florida Tech was forced to play a man down for the remaining 48 minutes of the game.

Despite the disadvantage, Florida Tech still managed to post an equalizer at the 53:15 mark. Roderick Blevins tossed a deep throw-in into the box where Ryan Moon snapped a shot past the Rollins keeper to tie things up.

Regulations and both over time periods finished tied sending things to a penalty kick to decide who would advance to the conference finals. The Panthers stuck their first three penalty opportunities while Rollins suffered keeper saves on their first two chances then flew their last high.

The match ended in a draw but Florida Tech moves on the finals on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Buccaneer Field.

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