TAMPA, Fla. – Barry University men’s soccer team defeated Tampa, 1-0, Saturday ending a three-game skid and picked up their second shutout of the season.
The Bucs (2-4, 0-2-0 SSC) withstood a barrage of shots from the Spartans and were able to hold off the NO. 8 ranked team in the nation on their home turf.
Barry scored the only goal of the game when Kris Wilkinson found the back of the net following a rebound off a header to beat goalkeeper David Neipel. Wilkinson’s first career goal as a Buccaneer came in the 21st minute and was enough offense, as the Bucs defense answered the call.
Buccaneer goalkeeper Fred Perez finished the match with seven saves, breaking his career-high set just three days before, and picked up his second career shutout.
Tampa (4-2-1, 1-1-0 SSC) applied plenty of pressure throughout the match out-shooting the Bucs 31 to 12, including a 17 to nine advantage in the second half.
Barry steps out of conference play to battle Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday, Sep. 26 with kickoff set for 4 p.m. Live-stat and audio broadcast will be available through the Barry University athletics website, GOBARRYBUCS.COM.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2012 Barry University Soccer
Barry vs #8 Tampa (09/22/2012 at Tampa, Fla.)
Barry (2-4) vs. Tampa (4-2-1)
Date: 09/22/2012 Attendance: 234
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Barry............... 1 0 - 1
Tampa............... 0 0 - 0
1. 20:01 BUM Kris Wilkinson (unassisted) - rebound off header, gk left side
Shots: Barry 12, Tampa 31
Saves: Barry 7 (Fred Perez 7), Tampa 2 (David Niepel 2)