The Florida Tech Panthers earned a key Sunshine State Conference victory in men’s soccer Saturday night, beating host Barry 2-1. The Buccaneers came into the match ranked 22nd in the country.
Per Henrik Nag and Mikkel Roeisland scored the goals for Florida Tech, who earned their fifth conference win and ninth victory overall.
Barry (9-3-1, 5-2-1) came into this game unbeaten in their last four contests, but the Panthers ended that, backed by two saves from Aymerick Berald-Catelo in goal. Marco Sordi also made two saves for Barry.
Sordi’s first save came on a shot by Nag at the 13:08 mark. Berald Catelo would make his first save just over two minutes later.
Luca Campanini earned a corner kick with 24:05 gone by and he got it into the box, where Nag got control of the loose ball and knocked it home, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead, a lead they would take into the half.
Craig McCall was awarded a free-kick 7:32 into the second half and he placed it perfectly for Roeisland to get his head on it and drill it past Sordi, to put the Panthers up 2-0.
The Buccaneers got on the board with 10:50 left in the contest when Flavio Colasanti finding Francisco Greco who sent a pass into the box, where Luca de Biase was waiting and put it by Berald-Catelo to make it 2-1.
Greco got a corner kick for Barry with 1:01 left, but Martin Lozano sent the shot high and that would be the last best chance the Bucs would get.
Florida Tech outshot Barry 14-7 and had four shots on goal. The Bucs’ had three. The teams combined for six yellow cards, five on Florida Tech.
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The Panthers take their four-game win streak to Boca Raton on Wednesday night, where the Lynn Fighting Nights will be waiting. The match starts at 6:00 p.m.