Tech Falls 3-1 in SSC Action Against Barry
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.-The Florida Tech Panthers (3-8-1, 1-5-0 SSC) fell 3-1 against the Barry University Bucs (9-5-1, 3-3-1 SSC) after allowing a break in
Tech’s defensive line for three minutes in the second half.
The first half was ruled by a tough defense by both teams pushing the game to a scoreless half time break. Barry out shot Tech 11-3 in the first 45 minutes
of play. Coming back on the field after the fifteen minute break, the Panthers struck first scoring in the 51st minute of conference action.
Senior forward Mohammed Al Sharif (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) dribbled deep into the right side and passed it to fellow freshman forward Matt Cermak (Melbourne,
Fla.) who shot it deep enough into the net before being blocked to tally Tech’s lone goal.
Barry answered back four minutes later when they grabbed three consecutive goals in a matter of two minutes and fifty seconds.
Patrick Miller took a corner kick from Miranda and maneuvered the ball down to the top of the penalty box where he slipped a pass through the defense to
Lee Yakubowich running unmarked at the top of the six-yard box for the goal.
Twelve seconds later they notched the eventual game winner. Miller again started the play, threading a pass to Miranda wide open on the left flank. Miranda
drove the ball past Tech keeper freshman Cory Collins (Melbourne, Fla.) and ricocheted off defender Matt Danella (Palm Bay, Fla.) into the goal.
And then just under three minutes from the Bucs rally, Miranda tallied the insurance goal. Steven Howell punted a pass over the midfield to Yakubowich who
inturn quickly handed it off the Miranda for the final point of the game.
Barry keeper Chris Rich tallied four saves for the Bucs, while Collins had nine saves for the Panthers.