MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry men’s soccer team extends their winning streak to three games after a 3-1 victory over Florida Tech on Tuesday. Listen to head coach Steve McCrath talk about the game
The first Buccaneer goal came from transfer Randy Taylor during the 34th minute. Taylor’s laser shot from 35 yards out just nicked the crossbar then found the back of the net. The play started after Sascha Koettig’s steal at midfield. Koettig then passed to Mark Anderson who then fed Taylor for a 35 yard one-timer that connected for a score. The goal is Taylor’s first of the year, and the assist was credited to Anderson and Koettig. Koettig ranks tied for third in the conference for assists with six.
The second Barry goal came from Anderson at the 35:50 mark. After an onslaught of shots from Buccaneer attackers, Anderson found a rebound at his feet just outside the goal box for an open net, point blank, kill shot. The attack was started by Anderson with a shot from 15 yards out that was blocked by a Florida Tech defender. Kendall Sealy then found the rebound for a quick strike at goal that was saved by the Florida Tech goalkeeper Derrick Hackett. That rebound was collected by Taylor who blasted a shot from 25 yards out that was again saved by Hackett. The next rebound crept to the eager feet of Anderson for the goal. Anderson posted three points in the affair for a team-leading 23.
The half ended with a 2-0 Buccaneers advantage. The Barry defense shined during both halves and only allowed one shot on goal during the first period and three total shots for the first half.
The third and final Bucs goal came just under 2:00 minutes after the second half started. Andres Perez managed to scoot the ball under the charging Florida Tech keeper from 16 yards out. The assist was from Mark Kilpatrick and again Koettig.
The lone blemish for Barry came with only 1:08 seconds to play in the game when Florida Tech forward David Tufft headed a free kick just over the hands of Buccaneer goaltender Johnny Rodrigues. Other than that slight mishap for Barry the team kept a clean sheet. Florida Tech was held to only two shots during the second half and Rodrigues made just one save the entire game.
The 3-2 conference record puts Barry in prime position for the rest of conference play. Two of the teams ahead of the Bucs are Rollins and rival Lynn, both of which are still on the schedule as the last two games of the regular season.
The next game is Friday against St. Thomas. The game will be broadcast through gobarrybucs.com. The broadcast starts at 4 p.m. and leading up to the 4:30 p.m. kickoff.
Listen to head coach Steve McCrath talk about the game
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2009 Barry University Soccer
Florida Tech vs Barry (10/6/09 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
Florida Tech (6-6-0, 1-3 SSC) vs. Barry (7-4-1, 3-2 SSC)
Date: 10/6/09 Attendance: 316
Weather: Mostly Sunny and Mild
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Florida Tech........ 0 1 - 1
Barry..................... 2 1 - 3
1. 33:22 BUM Randy Taylor (1) (Mark Anderson;Sascha Koettig) - 35yds out top cross bar in
2. 36:50 BUM Mark Anderson (10) (Randy Taylor) - 6yds out rebound
3. 45:51 BUM Andres Perez (3) (Mark Kilpatrick;Sascha Koettig) - top of box under keeper
4. 88:52 FTM David Tufft (unassisted)
Shots: Florida Tech 5, Barry 25
Saves: Florida Tech 9 (Derrick Hackett 9), Barry 1 (Johnny Rodrigues 1)