Women's Soccer Drops Heartbreaker to Tampa

Women's Soccer Drops Heartbreaker to Tampa
Niki Day and Buccaneer defense held the Spartans to one goal. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers fell to the defending national champion Tampa Spartans 1-0 at Buccaneer Field in Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer action on Friday night.
The Spartans (7-3-0, 3-0-1 SSC) scored the game’s lone goal in the 48th minute. Brittany Spence played a ball up through the middle to Brittany Evans whose shot deflected off a Buccaneer defender and past keeper Sami Cromartie into the net.
In the 71st minute as the Buccaneers (6-5-1, 1-3-1 SSC) were trying for the equalizer, sophomore forward Emily Bourgoine challenged Spartan keeper Kendall Bourdan on a 50-50 ball in the 18-yard box  and came up just short. She was whistled for her second yellow card and sent off, leaving the Bucs a player down for the final 19:52.
Cromartie had eight saves for the Bucs, who controlled most the play in the first half. Bourdan had seven saves for Tampa.
The Bucs will face cross-town rival St. Thomas at Bobcat Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 4:00 pm.
                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                          2008 Barry University Soccer
               Tampa vs Barry (10/03/2008 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
 Tampa (7-3-0, 3-0-1 SSC) vs. Barry (6-5-1, 1-3-1 SSC)
 Date: 10/03/2008    Attendance: 287
 Weather: tolerable
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Tampa....................  0  1 -  1
 Barry........................  0  0 -  0
  1.  47:39 UTW Brittney Evans (2) (Brittany Spence) - 25yds on deflection
 Shots: Tampa 14, Barry 19
 Saves: Tampa 7 (Kendall Bourdon 7), Barry 8 (Sami Cromartie 8)