Women's Soccer Blanks Blazers At Spartan Invitational

Women's Soccer Blanks Blazers At Spartan Invitational
Laura Rockel scored the game-winner for her first career goal. Photo by Andy Meng.

TAMPA, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers shutout the Valdosta State Blazers 3-0 at the UT Spartans Invitational on Sunday at Pepin Stadium to improve their record to 3-3-0.

Laura Rockel broke the scoring ice in the 29th minute with her first career goal for the game-winner. Melissa Madrid served a cross from the right side after the Blazers (4-2-0) failed to clear a corner and Rockel tapped it in from the top of the six-yard box.

Sarah Wolfer put in a pair of goals in the second period with assists from Emma Karp. In the 73rd minute, Karp found Wolfer all alone at the top of the 18 and she beat Blazer keeper Olivia Mills to the near post. Just 10 minutes later, the pair worked a similar play after Kayla Nanoo cleared the ball out of the back to Karp who flicked it on to Wolfer.

Melissa Toledo made five saves to post her first career shutout in goal for the Bucs. Mills had four saves for the Blazers.

The Bucs travel to Winter Park, Fla., to take on Rollins College on Saturday, Sept. 24 with kick off set for 5:00 pm.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                          2011 Barry University Soccer
                Valdosta State vs Barry (09/18/11 at Tampa, FL)

 Valdosta State (4-2-0) vs. Barry (3-3-0)
 Date: 09/18/11      Attendance: 121

 Goals by period      1  2  Tot
 Valdosta State......  0  0 -  0
 Barry.......................  1  2 -  3
  1.  28:16 BUW Laura Rockel (1) (Melissa Madrid) - tap in from top of 6
  2.  72:29 BUW Sarah Wolfer (1) (Emma Karp) - wide open at 12 after cross from right
  3.  82:21 BUW Sarah Wolfer (2) (Emma Karp;Kayla Nanoo) - long breakaway in middle

 Shots: Valdosta State 12, Barry 13
 Saves: Valdosta State 4 (Olivia Mills 4), Barry 5 (Melissa Toledo 5)