Barry men’s soccer team wins D-II national title
The Barry Buccaneers (16-4-3) scored twice in six minutes in the second half to rally past the West Chester Rams 2-1 to win the 2018 NCAA Division II national championship at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh on Saturday for the team’s first national title.
In the 84th minute, Stephen Kosmala bent his free kick around the wall and into the back of the net for the game-winner after Francisco Greco was pulled down just outside the box on the left side
Greco helped tie the score in the 78th minute when he got loose on the left side and lifted a cross near the top of the 6-yard box. James Kirkham got a head on it and flicked it past WCU keeper Will Marshall.
“It’s hard to find the words right now, because I just want to explode,” Barry coach Steve McCrath said. “On our side of things, extremely excited and we finally exorcised some demons that were sitting around for 18 years.
Mexico’s Ricardo Espinoza scored a secondround technical knockout victory over Colombia’s Yeison Vargas in the main event of a boxing show late Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Events Center in Hollywood. Espinoza (22-2, 18 KOs) floored Vargas (17-1) three times in the first round and his continued dominance resulted in the bantamweight fight’s stoppage at 1:19 of the second.
In other bouts: unior-lightweight Hairon Socarras knocked out Mike Oliver at 50 seconds of the first round; featherweight Jessy Cruz won a unanimous decision over Isaias Cardona; welterweight Livan Navarro knocked out Wilfrido Buelvas at 54 seconds of the fourth round; welterweight Derrick Cuevas won a unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott; super-middleweight Irosvani Duv ergel scored a TKO over Yendris Rodriguez at 1:46 of the first round; featherweight Luis Melendez scored a TKO over Jonathan Conde at 2:13 of the second round; lightweight Manuel Correa won a unanimous decision over Dustin Arnold; light-heavyweight Ulysses Diaz scored a TKO over Fabian Valdez at 49 seconds of the second round and heavyweight Hector
Hodge knocked out Jainus Gladney at 1:43 of the second round.