Men's Soccer Falls In Double OT

Men's Soccer Falls In Double OT
Senior Lee Yakubowich scored for the Bucs against the Mocs. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
LAKELAND, Fla.—The Barry University men’s soccer team (5-5-1, 0-2-1 SSC) failed to grasp a conference win in a 4-3 loss to the Florida Southern Moccasins (4-5-0, 1-3-0 SSC) on Saturday evening at Barnett Field. 
The Bucs held their defense in the first 30 minutes of the game until Garrett Gaa’s long pass to Daniel Heaney resulted in a first goal for Florida Southern’s Dennie Townsend. Five minutes later the Mocs were able to draw the Bucs’ keeper Gio Cobielles out of the box just in time for Sebastian Haupt to pass the ball up to Givi Kokaia for his first goal of the season to put the Bucs down 2-0.
Still the Bucs answered back four minutes later as Stephen Hume handled a long pass up to Vuk Kojic for his third goal on the season. But the Mocs weren’t satisfied with just a one goal lead and so again, they drew Bucs’ keeper Cobielles out of the box. When Cobielles went to clear the ball, Florida Southern’s Kokaia came up for the block and got around Cobielles to score and end the first period 3-1.
With just twenty minutes left in the game, Barry’s Bacheler Jean Pierre connected with senior Lee Yakubowich with a cross out of the right corner. Yakubowich headed the ball into the goal to put the Bucs closer to the Mocs, 3-2. But the Bucs weren’t going to let it go that easy as Kojic’s shot on goal was blocked, but he was able to gain the rebound and score to tie the game 3-3 with 13 minutes left on the clock.
The first over time gave Kojic numerous chances at scoring, but unfortunately none were advantageous. In the second over time, Buccaneer Pedro Petris took a great shot at goal but was saved by the Mocs’ keeper. With three minutes to go in the second over time, Buccaneer Stephen Hume was whistled inside the box for a handball which gave the Mocs’ a chance for a penalty kick. Ryan Wolfe converted the kick and won the game for the Mocs, 4-3.
The Buccaneers will travel to Lynn University on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 3:00pm.
                   Soccer Game Summary (OT2 Period [106:34])
                          2007 Barry University Soccer
            Barry vs Florida Southern (10/06/2007 at Lakeland, Fla.)
 Barry vs. Florida Southern
 Date: 10/06/2007    Attendance:
 Weather: still hot!!!
 Goals by period       1  2 OT O2  Tot
 Barry...............  1  2  0  0 -  3
 Florida Southern....  3  0  0  1 -  4
  1.  31:16 FSM Dennie Townsend (2) (Daniel Heaney;Garrett Gaa) - long pass down field into box
  2.  36:36 FSM Givi Kokaia (1) (Sebastian Haupt) - long pass down keeper got out of b ox
  3.  40:58 BUM Vuk Kojic (3) (Stephen Hume) - pass to top of box shot inside right post
  4.  44:48 FSM Givi Kokaia (2) (unassisted) - blocked keeepers clear and got around keeper
  5.  67:30 BUM Lee Yakubowich (3) (Bacheler Jean Pierre) - cross out of right corner for header into middle
  6.  75:53 BUM Vuk Kojic (4) (unassisted) - first shot blocked, rebounded for goal
  7. 106:34 FSM Ryan Wolfe (2) Penalty kick
 Shots: Barry 13, Florida Southern 16
 Saves: Barry 2 (Devala Gorrick 2), Florida Southern 9 (Johan Jonsson
 8; TEAM 1)