Men's soccer loses final exhibition match to Barry, 5-3

Aug. 19, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Barry University used four first-half goals to down the Jacksonville University men's soccer team, 5-3, in exhibition action on Saturday afternoon at the Ashley Sports Complex.

"We have some areas that we still need to work on," said JU head coach Mike Johnson. "It wasn't like us to give up that many goals in the first half. We will do some minor tweaks in all areas so we can be ready to go for the season opener."

The Buccaneers gained an early 2-0 advantage in the first half from Lee Yakubowich scoring on a breakaway and Henry Apaloo adding a goal off a cross from the left side.

Senior Tommy Krizanovic cut the Dolphins deficit by scoring off a deflection at the 19:36 mark in the first half on an assist by Stefan Runeman.

Buccaneers' forward, Marcus Reynolds, gave his team two goals off the bench to extend their lead to 4-1.

Freshman Patrick Rundio scored less than five minutes into the second half on assist from sophomore Ramak Niakan safi to cut the Buccaneers lead to 4-2.

Krizanovic scored off a penalty kick at the 8:47 mark, but Yakubowich scored on an assist from Reynolds with five seconds remaining to quash the Dolphins' comeback.

The Dolphins will open the 2006 season in Greensboro, N.C. at the UNC-Greensboro Invitational starting on Friday, Aug. 25, against the host Spartans at 7 p.m. They finish the tournament against Elon on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m.