MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers skinned the St Thomas Bobcats 4-0 in women’s soccer action at Buccaneer Field on Tuesday.
Melissa Madrid had two goals, while Michelle Tarasiuk added two more and an assist for the Bucs (2-3-0).
Listen to keeper coach Chris Rich talk about the game
“It was very good. We are proud to get the result. We expected to get the result,” keeper coach Chris Rich said afterward. “But at the same time it’s good to get the victory because we haven’t been used to winning the last couple of games, so it’s good to get back on that side.”
Madrid broke the ice in the 16th minute. Tarasiuk sent the ball into the corner for Sarah Wolfer who one-timed the ball to Madrid at the top of the six-yard box and she beat the keeper to the far post.
Tarasiuk struck herself just four minutes later. Steph Day lifted a long pass up the center of the field and Tarasiuk out-raced the Bobcat (2-3-0) defense to go one-on-one with keeper Ariana Lorenzo for the goal.
In the 37th minute, Tarasiuk put the Bucs up 3-0. Allie Laneras played a short pass into the far corner for Joanna Stewart who found Tarasuik all alone about 26 yards out and the Buccaneer junior rifled a shot into the upper left-hand corner.
Listen to Michelle Tarasiuk talk about the game
“Coming back from a couple of losses, it was really good for our confidence,” Tarasiuk said. “We just possessed the ball, possessed the game and overall did really well.
Madrid closed out the scoring in the 77th minute. Playing a short corner with Lainie Ferring, Madrid worked a give and go, connecting from 24 yards out for the final tally.
The score could have conceivably been higher. Madrid hit a post in the first half and Wolfer connected with the iron in the second half. In the 32nd minute, Madrid broke away on the right side of the penalty box and touch the ball past Lorenzo to present an open goal. But Bobcat sweeper Melissa Chang came out of nowhere to sweep the ball off the line.
Lorenzo allowed three goals, making one save. Denisse Montero took over in the second half for STU and allowed just the one goal, making eight saves. Emily Brunnschweiler and Sami Cromartie combined in goal for the shutout for the Bucs, but neither had to make a save.
The Bucs travel to Georgia for the Columbus State Shootout, facing Tusculum on Friday and Georgia College on Sunday.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2009 Barry University Soccer
St. Thomas (Fla.) vs Barry (09/15/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
St. Thomas (Fla.) (2-3-0) vs. Barry (2-3-0)
Date: 09/15/09 Attendance: 77
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
St. Thomas (Fla.)... 0 0 - 0
Barry......................... 3 1 - 4
1. 15:34 BUW Melissa Madrid (4) (Sarah Wolfer;Michelle Tarasiuk) - Inside of 6 from cross.
2. 19:29 BUW Michelle Tarasiuk (1) (Steph Day) - Long pass from the middle to 1-v-1
3. 36:23 BUW Michelle Tarasiuk (2) (Joanna Stewart;Allie Llaneras) - 26yds from cross in center
4. 76:52 BUW Melissa Madrid (5) (Lainie Ferring) - 24yds after corner
Shots: St. Thomas (Fla.) 3, Barry 18
Saves: St. Thomas (Fla.) 10 (Ariana Lorenzo 1; Denisse Montero 8; TEAM (1), Barry 0 (none)