State Colleges

Barry, Nova men’s soccer teams net victories

Nico Gercke scored four goals and Esteban Ochoa added another in the 77th minute as Barry University cruised to a 5-0 victory at home past the Florida Southern on senior night.

Gercke scored in the 23rd, 66th, 69th and 83rd minutes for the Buccaneers (6-7-1, 2-5-0 Sunshine State Conference) with the help of assists from Michael Fernandez, Connor Randel (two) and Cameron Hansen.

Goalkeeper Jimmy McGregor recorded his third shutout of the season and made six saves to thwart the Moccasins (4-8-3, 0-6-2 SSC).

▪ Nova Southeastern 3, Eckerd 1: Guido Riffeser scored the game-winning goal in the 88th minute, and Victor Nirennold added an insurance goal one minute later to help Nova (6-6-1, 3-4-0 SSC) beat Eckerd (3-10-1, 1-5-1) at home.

Eckerd’s Nick Murawski scored in the 85th minute to put the pressure on Nova after the Sharks led most of the game with a goal in the fourth minute by Victor Cardoso.

Women’s soccer

▪ Barry 2, Florida Southern 0: Shanice Robe scored a goal in the 29th minute, Lavinia Nkomo headed in a gol in the 58th minute and the Bucs (10-1-2, 6-0-1) ran their unbeaten streak to 19 games with a win over the Moccasins (4-8-3, 0-8-0).

▪ Nova Southeastern 2, Eckerd 0: Sara Lundberg scored in the 30th minute, Sarah Keville scored in the final three minutes and the Sharks (6-6-0, 3-5-0) won their second consecutive conference game by beating the Tritons (7-6-1, 3-3-1).

Women’s volleyball

▪ Barry 3, Eckerd 1: Jenny Trinidad had a season-high 48 assists, Kristina Boncheva finished with a career-high 16 kills on a .464 hitting rate and the Buccaneers (15-8, 5-5) won their fifth consecutive match with a 25-23, 20-25, 25-18, 25-13 win over host Eckerd (12-11, 3-7).

▪ Rollins 3, Nova Southeastern 0: Candice Johnson led Nova (10-12, 3-7) with 17 digs, Katie Pyles notched 15 of team’s 19 assists in the match, but the Sharks fell at Rollins 25-17, 25-13, 25-12.

▪ Late Friday — Eckerd 3, Nova 1: Dana Holger led Nova with 14 kills and 13 digs, Katie Pyles had nine kills and a team-high 24 assists, but the Sharks fell at Eckerd 25-22, 19-25, 25-13, 27-25.

Sailfish

The Haulover Park-based charterboat Free Spool, skippered by captain Dennis Forgione, won top boat honors in Saturday’s inaugural “Dust ’Em Off Sailfish Warm-Up” tournament.

Free Spool angler Mindy Marks of Davie was first-place angler with five sailfish releases. She also boated a 54-pound cobia that didn’t count in the tournament. Free Spool edged the runner-up and third-place boats Cutting Edge and Priceless — also with five sails apiece — on time. A fleet of 18 boats competed.

Sue Cocking

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