Women's Soccer Drops Heartbreaker to Tampa

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
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 Tampa....................  0  1 -  1
 Barry........................  0  0 -  0
 
 SCORING SUMMARY:
  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)