September 4, 2011

Barry, Anderson Too Much for Outmatched Saints

Contact: Joey Daniels, 

MIAMI SHORES, FL – The North Georgia men's soccer team ran into a power that was Barry University on Sunday afternoon falling to the host Buccaneers, 4-1, in a shortened game.

Mark Anderson of Barry opened the scoring for the Bucs with a goal in the 29th minute and ended it all the same with his fourth in the 67th. The senior led the Buccaneers all afternoon, scoring four goals. The Saints simply could not find an answer to the many quality looks Anderson was given. He would end up finishing with a total of 10 shots, even though the game was called in the 70th minute due to severe weather. Anderson also added goals in the 39th and 64th minute as well.

Believe it or not, Anderson is no stranger to four-goal games. He had another one in his sophomore season, when his Buccaneers rolled over Lander, 6-1.

North Georgia's lone bright spot in the sunshine state came on a Manuel Hernandez goal in the 67th minute that merely put a dent in the 3-0 deficit the Saints faced. It was the first goal for the Saints on the young season following their scoreless draw on Friday night.

You don't have to look far to see why the Saints were outscored four goals to one. Opportunities result in outcomes and the Buccaneers outshot North Georgia 20-5; eight of the Bucs shots were on goal. The defense and backs left goalkeeper Rade Tanaskovic high and dry as he allowed as many goals as he had saves, resulting in the run-away win for Barry.

As frustration mounted on the Saints side the fouls and cards were dished out. North Georgia had three players receive yellow cards and committed a total of 13 fouls. The Bucs however, did not receive any cards and committed only seven fouls.

In the North Georgia defense, Barry is a nationally ranked team and is predicted to win a stacked conference. The bad news is doesn't get any easier for the Saints as they now bring in another Sunshine State Conference member in the University of Tampa, who is also nationally ranked.

The Saints will now get to prepare for their home-opener, which is scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the North Georgia Soccer Complex. The Saints welcome in the Spartans of the University of Tampa, another early test for Pat Parris and his squad.