BOCA RATON, Fla. – Barry University women’s soccer team defeated Lynn Wednesday afternoon, 2-1, avenging a 2-1 defeat earlier this season.
The SSC rivals split the season series with the Fighting Knights capturing the first match which counted towards the conference standings.
Barry (7-6-1, 3-4-1 SSC) got on the board early and never looked back. Senior midfielder Katie Lamendola played a ball in to Lauren Manna whose cross to the center of the box connected with an open Sara Karna.
Karna’s shot to the left post found the back of the net and gave Barry the early 1-0 advantage.
Just four minutes later it was Manna once again, this time on the receiving end. Amber Bender lofted a pass over the middle of the defense and Manna was able to finish it off with a strike past Lynn goalkeeper Kelsey Butler to put Barry up 2-0.
Lynn (4-8-2, 3-4-1 SSC) scored in the 73rd minute of the match to cut the deficit to one, but the Buccaneers tightened up their defense behind Becca Rogers’ five saves to bring home the win.
Barry, winners of four of their last five matches including two straight, looks to close the regular season at home on a strong note.
The Bucs host Eckerd at Buccaneer field on Saturday, Oct. 27th with kickoff scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The final home event will feature Senior Night, in which the Buccaneers will honor graduating seniors during a halftime ceremony.
Live-stat and video broadcast including halftime ceremony coverage will be available through the Barry University athletics website, GOBARRYBUCS.COM.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2012 Barry University Soccer
Barry vs Lynn (10/24/12 at Boca Raton, Fla)
Barry (7-6-1, 3-4-1 SSC) vs. Lynn (4-8-2, 3-4-1 SSC)
Date: 10/24/12 Attendance: 94
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Barry............... 2 0 - 2
Lynn................ 0 1 - 1
1. 6:28 BUW Sara Karna (4) (Lauren Manna;Katie Lamendola) - pass to left end line, cross to center of box, shot inside left post
2. 10:56 BUW Lauren Manna (4) (Amber Bender) - lofted ball through center defense, 1v1 w/keeper, shot to left
3. 72:05 LUW Tatiana Penagos (3) (Stevie Jones) - cross to top of box shot to left post
Shots: Barry 11, Lynn 16
Saves: Barry 5 (Becca Rogers 5), Lynn 6 (Kelsey Butler 6)