FLORENCE, SC – Junior forward Gabe Carneiro scored the match’s first goal and later assisted on another score to lead Palm Beach Atlantic University to a 4-1 non-conference win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 1) in men’s soccer action.
Francis Marion freshman George Kartsimaris tallied his first career goal in the 77th minute as the Patriots avoided the shutout and snapped a 492-minute scoreless drought that stretched over six contests.
The Patriots (1-9-0) will continue a five-match homestand when they entertain Newberry College on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.
Palm Beach Atlantic (5-3-0) outshot FMU 17-11 and held an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Carneiro gave the Sailfish a 1-0 lead at 25:14 when he controlled the ball at the top of the 18-yard box, drifted to his right, and let loose with a 19-yard blast into the netting. Evan Singlar doubled that margin to 2-0 in the 44th minute when he headed in a direct kick from Joel Julio.
Carneiro and Michael Emert both assisted on a goal by Kenny Hogg at 69:54 and Kevin Ireland completed the scoring in the 72nd minute when he combined on a give-and-go score with James Kaim.
Kartsimaris’ goal occurred when Sailfish goalkeeper Steven Bush stopped a shot by FMU’s Igor Souza but was unable to control the ball and Kartsimaris knocked in the rebound.
FMU freshman goalkeeper Nick Lucido registered three saves, while PBAU starter Jonathan Strunk made four stops before Bush replaced him in the 76th minute. Bush finished with one save.
Palm Beach Atlantic (5-3-0) def. Francis Marion Univ. (1-9-0) 4-1
Date: Oct 1, 2011 Attendance: 63
Weather: Mostly sunny 66 degrees NICE !
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Palm Beach Atlantic. 2 2 - 4
Francis Marion Univ. 0 1 - 1
1-0. 25:14 PBAM Gabe Carneiro (2) (unassisted) - dribbled to right 19 yard shot
2-0. 43:41 PBAM Evan Singlar (2) (Joel Julio) - header off direct kick from 33 yards out
3-0. 69:54 PBAM Kenny Hogg (10) (Michael Emert;Gabe Carneiro) - 8 yard shot
4-0. 71:01 PBAM Kevin Ireland (3) (James Kaim) - Give and go, 10 yard shot
4-1. 76:46 FMU Kartsimaris, George (1) (Souza, Igor) - Tap in of rebound
Shots: Palm Beach Atlantic 17, Francis Marion Univ. 11
Saves: Palm Beach Atlantic 5 (Steven Bush 1; Jonathan Strunk 4), Francis Marion Univ. 4 (Lucido, Nick 3; TEAM 1)