MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Despite peppering Barry goalkeeper Johnny Rodriguez with seven shots-on-goal, the Saint Leo men's soccer (7-5, 2-4 SSC) dropped a 6-0 Sunshine State Conference decision to the Barry University Buccaneers (9-1-3, 2-1-3 SSC), Saturday evening from Buccaneer Field.
Barry used an offensive explosion in their win over the Lions as they scored a season-high six goals. Mark Anderson highlighted the first half with a penalty kick blast in the 41st-minute, before four different scorers converted goals over the course of the final 45 minutes to secure the win.
The Lions kept pace with the Buccaneers in the first have, compiling six shots compared to Barry's seven. However, it was the Buccaneers that cracked the scoreboard first as Connor Randel and Mark Anderson delivered on the first two tallies.
The scoring continued for Barry in the second half as the Buccaneers penetrated the box to score four goals during the 52nd, 63rd, 73rd, and 87th-minutes.
The Lions attempted to get on track against Rodriguez and the Buccaneers' defense, but none of the seven second half shots could scratch the scoreboard.
McKenzey Scott recorded the loss for the Lions as he dropped to 7-5 in 2011. Sean Jones also received time in goal as he posted 35 minutes of action. Rodriguez collected the win for the Buccaneers he tallied his ninth win.
The Lions tied Barry in shots with 14, but could only register one shot on goal. In addition, the Lions held a 2-1 advantage in the corner kick department. The two teams also combined for 25 fouls.
The Lions will return to action on Saturday, October 22, when they host Florida Tech. The meeting also marks the final regular season home match for the Lions as Saint Leo will honor three seniors prior to the start of the 7:00 p.m. match. For the latest news, updates, and information on the men's soccer team, visit SaintLeoLions.com.