BOCA RATON, Fla. – Barry University men’s soccer team suffered a tough defeat at the hands of their rival Lynn Wednesday afternoon, 1-0.
Rivalry games bring out the best in teams and although the Buccaneers have struggled throughout this season, they certainly came out with a purpose.
Barry (4-10-1, 1-6-1 SSC) was looking to knock-off the No. 4 ranked Fighting Knights in their final showdown of the season. After falling to the Knights 2-0 earlier in the year, the Bucs were hungry to avenge the loss.
Neither team scored in the opening period in what turned into a very physical game early on.
Lynn (14-2-0, 7-1-0 SSC) held a slight advantage in shots, 4-1, during the first half but it wasn’t until the 88th minute that the scoreless tie would be broken.
Following a controversial foul called against the Bucs the Fighting Knights played a ball into the box from the left side of the pitch. The cross connected with a header on frame but Fred Perez was there to make the save. Unfortunately for the Bucs, Perez was not able to corral the ball and Simon Gubisch of Lynn slipped a shot past Perez, lifting Lynn to the 1-0 victory.
The Bucs will battle Eckerd College in Feinbloom Field in what will be the season finale this Saturday, Oct. 27th with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m.
Nine seniors will be recognized during a halftime ceremony for their contributions to Barry University and the men’s soccer program. Live-stat and video coverage of the game as well as the halftime ceremony will be available through the Barry University athletics website, GOBARRYBUCS.COM.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2012 Barry University Soccer
Barry vs #4 Lynn (10/24/12 at Boca Raton, Fla.)
Barry (4-10-1) vs. Lynn (14-2-0)
Date: 10/24/12 Attendance: 109
Weather: Crazy Windy
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Barry............... 0 0 - 0
Lynn................ 0 1 - 1
1. 87:29 LUM Simon Gubisch (3) (unassisted) - Cross from left side, initial header saved but open net shot
Shots: Barry 5, Lynn 13
Saves: Barry 4 (Fred Perez 4), Lynn 2 (Matt DiCerbo 2)