Women's Soccer Falls To Tritons

Women's Soccer Falls To Tritons
Photo by Joel Auerbach.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Despite holding a commanding 16-7 lead in shots, the Barry Buccaneers were unable to find the back of the net for the second straight game and fell to the Eckerd Tritons 1-0 at the Turley Athletic Complex in women’s soccer on Tuesday night.

The Tritons (5-1-0) scored on their first shot of the night, just 1:01 from the half. After a Barry foul near the Triton bench, Taylor Tippett launched a cross into the penalty area, where Lauren Monce was unmarked and she slotted the ball home.

The Bucs had a golden chance to tie the game in the 88th minute, but Lauren Manna’s shot missed by inches.

Becca Rogers had four saves for the Bucs (4-3-0), while Morgan Cressent made seven for the Tritons.

After 22 straight regular season games with at least one goal, the Bucs have now been shutout in back-to-back games for the first time since October 24 and 28, 2009.

Both teams were somewhat shorthanded, as Ashley Harlan, a top defender for the Bucs, and Arie Anahory  and Michelle Spesshardt, the top two scorers for Eckerd, all missed the contest.

The Buccaneers return home to face arch-rival Lynn on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 pm.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                          2013 Barry University Soccer
                Barry vs Eckerd (09/24/13 at St. Petersburg, FL)

 Barry (4-3-0) vs. Eckerd (5-1-0)
 Date: 09/24/13      Attendance: 55
 Weather: drizzly

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

  1.  43:56 ECW Lauren Monce (Taylor Tippett)

 Shots: Barry 16, Eckerd 7
 Saves: Barry 4 (Becca Rogers 4), Eckerd 7 (Morgan Crescent 7)