Spartans Set to Battle Buccaneers on Saturday Night

Spartans Set to Battle Buccaneers on Saturday Night

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's soccer team is ready for a Saturday night visit from the Barry University Buccaneers. The Spartans are coming off a close 1-0 road loss at Rollins while BU is coming off a 2-1 home loss to No.13 Nova Southeastern University.

The Matchup: Tampa (5-2-1, 2-2 SSC) vs. Barry (2-2-2, 1-1-2 SSC)

Date/Time: Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Location: Pepin Stadium | Tampa, Fla. 

Last Time Out: UT traveled to Winter Park, Fla. for a midweek match at Rollins College. The Spartans looked like a revitalized team but came up short as the Tars scored the only goal of the match on a penalty kick in the 75th minute of play to win 1-0. With a 2-2 start in conference play, Tampa will be looking to get back on the winning track against BU.

About the Spartans: On the offensive side of the field, Erika Peitersen, Nastasia Asgedom, and Ali Robinson have combined for seven of the 10 goals scored by the team. Asgedom also leads the team in assists and shots on goal. In net, Caroline Frykgard has played every minute so far this season. The senior keeper comes in with a 0.72 GAA and has recorded 27 saves and a .818 save percentage.

About the Buccaneers: Barry is led offensively by Amanda Traynor who played and started in all six games this year. Traynor has four goals this season while three other players have one goal each. Brittany Larosa and Carissa Sanchez are tied for the team lead in assists with two each while four other players have one assist each. Goalkeeper Melanie Ziegner has played nearly every minute so far this season. Ziegner comes into this match with a 0.79 GAA as she has conceded five goals in six games, has recorded 19 saves, and has three shutouts.

Series History:  Tampa trails in the all-time series against Barry 9-17-3.

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