Women's Soccer Shuts Out #13 Tampa To Remain Unbeaten

Women's Soccer Shuts Out #13 Tampa To Remain Unbeaten
The Buccaneers celebrate #10 Lauren Manna's goal in the 71st minute. Photo by Andy Meng.

TAMPA, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers kept their Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer hopes alive with a 3-0 win at #13 Tampa Spartans on Saturday night at Pepin Stadium.

The Bucs (11-3-1, 6-0-1 SSC) took a 1-0 lead in the first half in the 32nd minute. Chelsea Stoeckigt flicked a header over the Tampa defense and Lavinia Nkomo split the defenders and slotted a shot past Alysson Gregorowicz in goal.

Barry added a pair of second half goals. In the 71st minute, Nkomo lifted a cross from the right wing over the Spartan defense and Lauren Manna ran on for a 1-on-1 chance against Gregorowicz and knocked home the goal.

In the 89th minute, Tamara Vuckovich converted on a 20-yard free kick for the final margin.

The Bucs held a narrow 9-8 margin in shots, but put twice as many on goal. Becca Rogers had three saves for the Bucs, while Gregorwicz made two saves for Tampa (14-2-1, 4-2-1 SSC) and the defense also stopped a shot on goal.

The Bucs close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 2 against the Eckerd Tritons. The Bucs will honor their 2013 senior class before the game.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                          2013 Barry University Soccer
                 Barry vs #13 Tampa (10/26/2013 at Tampa, Fla.)

 Barry (11-3-1, 6-0-1 SSC) vs. Tampa (14-2-1, 4-2-1 SSC)
 Date: 10/26/2013    Attendance: 129
 Weather: Clear

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Barry.........................  1  2 -  3
 Tampa......................  0  0 -  0

  1.  31:55 BARRY-W Lavinia Nkomo (Chelsea Stoeckigt)
  2.  70:14 BARRY-W Lauren Manna (Lavinia Nkomo)
  3.  88:29 BARRY-W Tamara Vuckovich (unassisted) - free kick

 Shots: Barry 9, Tampa 8
 Saves: Barry 3 (Becca Rogers 3), Tampa 2 (Alyson Gregorowicz 1; TEAM 1)