Men's Soccer Fails to Capitalize in a 1-1 Tie

Men's Soccer Fails to Capitalize in a 1-1 Tie
Sascha Koettig with the lone goal for the Bucs. His second on the season. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.—After the Barry men’s soccer team scored at the 00:32 mark in the first half, the Buccaneer offense slowed and ended double overtime in a 1-1 tie on Saturday against the Carson-Newman Eagles.

Barry started the game with possession at the kickoff and never relinquished control of the ball until after their first goal. Sean Trinidad took a pass in the midfield and connected a 30 yard pass with Mark Anderson on the left wing. Anderson then found Sascha Koettig behind the Carson-Newman back line where Koettig chipped a shot over the keeper to give Barry a 1-0 tilt with 44:28 left in the first period.

“We scored too soon,” head coach Steve McCrath said. “After that, we relaxed the entire first half and played terribly.”

Just 05:00 minutes after the Barry goal, Carson-Newman found the equalizer when Emmanuel Aboagye scored on an errant Barry header. The half ended in a 1-1 tie.

Barry had many opportunities, besting Carson-Newman in shots 24-10. The Bucs also took the advantage in shots on goal with nine to the Eagles two.

In the first overtime period, Koettig took a pass to the Carson-Newman touchline and tired to find Andres Perez flying through the box but his pass was headed out of bounds for a Barry corner kick. Barry held a sizable advantage in corner kicks with 13 and Carson-Newman with a mere three.

“After we scored a beautiful goal, we made a costly mistake,” senior center back Joao Garcia said. “It happens. We had a lot of chances and they simply didn’t go in tonight. They are just a very hard working team. What they lacked in skill they made up for in heart.”

The best opportunity of the game for Barry came during the second over time. Joe Conkleton took the ball to the Carson-Newman touchline then passed it to Anderson at the top of the box. Anderson’s one-timer went off the Carson-Newman captain, Matthew Finlay for a team save. 05:00 minutes later the final over time ended.

Barry heads south from Jefferson City, Tenn. to Dahlonega, Ga. to take on North Georgia Sunday, Sept. 12 starting at 1:00 p.m.

                                                                   Soccer Game Summary (Final) 
                         Barry vs Carson-Newman (Sep 10, 2010 at Jefferson City, Tenn)

Barry (1-0-1) vs. Carson-Newman (1-1-1)
Date: Sep 10, 2010 Attendance: 155
Weather: 76, Cloudy

Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Barry............................. 1 0 0 0 - 1
Carson-Newman....... 1 0 0 0 - 1

1. 0:32 BUM Sascha Koettig (Mark Anderson;Sean Trinidad)
2. 5:58 C-NM Emmanuel Aboagye (Robert Hill)

Shots: Barry 24, Carson-Newman 10
Saves: Barry 1 (Johnny Rodrigues 1), Carson-Newman 8 (Michael Alley 7;