Men's Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale

Men's Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale
Photo by Joel Auerbach.

BOCA RATON, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers closed the 2011 regular season with a 2-0 loss to arch-rival Lynn at the McCusker Sports Complex on Wednesday, leaving their position for the upcoming Sunshine State Conference Tournament uncertain.

The game was close early, but in the 28th minute, Barry’s Joong Kim was sent off after getting a second yellow card and three minutes later, the Knights (12-4-0, 6-2-0 SSC) capitalized on the man advantage as Harald Gracholski chipped the ball over the head of Barry keeper Johnny Rodrigues.

In the 81st minute, a missed clearance in the back gave the Knights another opportunity as Lewis Clack passed to Heiko Eberhart for the insurance goal.

The Bucs’ best opportunity came in the 87th minute when Mark Anderson ripped a shot from inside 18-yard box that eluded Lynn keeper Matt DiCerbo, but defender AB Magnusson was there to shield net and prevent the goal.

The Bucs (11-2-3, 3-2-3 SSC) will now have to wait on the completion of other games this week to find out where they will be seeded for the conference tournament.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                          2011 Barry University Soccer
              #8 Barry vs #25 Lynn (10/26/11 at Boca Raton, Fla.) 

 Barry (11-2-3, 3-2-3 SSC) vs. Lynn (12-4-0, 6-2-0 SSC)
 Date: 10/26/11      Attendance: 561
 Weather: Sunny day brings out smiles 

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Barry......................  0  0 -  0
 Lynn.......................  1  1 -  2 

  1.  31:32 LUM Harald Gracholski (9) (Lanre Giwa) - pass off to #9 at left corner of box, dribbled to top of box and shot
  2.  80:34 LUM Heiko Eberhardt (7) (Lewis Clack) - back line run, pass to 6-yrd box, one-time on open net 

 Shots: Barry 5, Lynn 19
 Saves: Barry 6 (Johnny Rodrigues 6), Lynn 2 (Matt DiCerbo 1; TEAM 1)

 Red Card issued for abusive language towards referee