Barons suffer first loss of 2009 at Ottawa

Ocean City returns home for Open Cup showdown on Tuesday

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Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round

Crystal Palace Baltimore at
Ocean City Barons
Tuesday, June 9 | 7 p.m.
Tickets $6 adults / $4 kids
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The Ocean City Barons have tasted defeat in 2009 after a trip to Canada’s capital city. In front of a small but hostile crowd for their home opener, the Ottawa Fury (3-0-0) defeated the Barons 2-0 on Friday night to drop Ocean City to 4-1-1. Ocean City remains in second place in the Northeast Division.

The loss snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the Men In Red dating back to last season, and keeps the Barons winless in two trips to Ottawa (Last meeting at Ottawa, OC lost 2-1 on July 10, 2005).

Barons Lineup School / Hometown
GK - Tunde Ogunbiyi Boston College / Gwynedd, PA
DEF - Jamal Neptune Hofstra / East Windsor, NJ
DEF - Neal Melchionni Lehigh / Marmora, NJ
DEF - Jimmy Davis LaSalle (’09) / Pittsgrove, NJ
DEF - Joe Banks Drexel (’07) / Sicklerville, NJ
MID - Karl Reddick Boston College / Pottstown, PA
MID - Leon Brown Wheeling Jesuit (’04) / Sicklerville, NJ
MID - Rory McCrea Hofstra / Leeds, England
MID - Ryan Richter LaSalle / Southampton, PA
FWD - J.T. Noone Temple / Harrisburg, PA
FWD - Byron Carmichael Marshall (’03) / Lumberton, NJ
Substitutes  
William Swetra James Madison / Egg Harbor, NJ
Kyle Miller Holy Cross / Woodbury, NJ
Billy Pinto Hofstra / Audubon, NJ
Tyler Bellamy St. Bonaventure / Hammonton, NJ
Dan Korenyi LaSalle / Cinneminson, NJ
Junior Chapman LaSalle / Winslow, NJ
Scoring Summary
14th (OTTAWA) Will Beauge (Unassisted)
80th (OTTAWA) Florian Deschamps (Unassisted)

 Game Stats

OCEAN CITY

OTTAWA

Shots

6

9

Saves

2

2

Fouls

24

25

Offsides

6

2

Corners

6

3

The Ocean City Barons have tasted defeat in 2009 after a trip to Canada’s capital city. In front of a small but hostile crowd for their home opener, the Ottawa Fury (3-0-0) defeated the Barons 2-0 on Friday night to drop Ocean City to 4-1-1. Ocean City remains in second place in the Northeast Division.

The loss snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the Men In Red dating back to last season, and keeps the Barons winless in two trips to Ottawa (Last meeting at Ottawa, OC lost 2-1 on July 10, 2005). 
NEXT GAME:
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round

Crystal Palace Baltimore at
Ocean City Barons
Tuesday, June 9 | 7 p.m.
Tickets $6 adults / $4 kids
More Information
Follow the Barons on Twitter!
Barons on Facebook
U.S. Open Cup website
U.S. Open Cup bracket


Were the Barons caught looking ahead to Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup match against Crystal Palace Baltimore? Historically, they certainly haven’t as Friday was the first time they have lost a game prior to an Open Cup match (5-1-2).

"Everyone will be eager to get back on the field on Tuesday and put this game behind us," said head coach Neil Holloway.

Holloway added, "Their high pressure style really took us out of the game, combined with a tough home crowd, we just got caught up in the moment and played right into their hands."

The Fury struck first in the 14th minute when Will Beauge slammed home a loose ball following a corner kick by Martin Vickerton. Barons goalkeeper Tunde Ogunbiyi (Boston College / Gwynedd, PA)  would keep the Fury from adding a second minutes later when he saved a well-placed header by Beauge off a free kick. Ogunbiyi finished with two saves in the game.

Ocean City had their best chance before halftime when Byron Carmichael (Marshall / Lumberton, NJ) got in behind the defense, forcing a big save by Fury netminder Mike Drozd. The Ottawa defense cleared the ball and quickly put the home side on the offensive, resulting in a goal by Liam Maloney that was called back when the referee’s assistant determined the play was offside.

The Barons continued to push for the equalizer, but Ottawa would put the game out of reach in the 80th minute when Florian Deschamps finished a breakaway by chipping the helpless Ogunbiyi to make it 2-0.

It was a frantic final ten minutes, but neither team added to their total. The match was a very stop-and-go kind of contest with 49 total fouls between each team.

The Barons have two more regular season road games before they return home on June 20 to face the Brooklyn Knights. Next Saturday they will travel to Westchester, New York for their second meeting with the Flames.

With their first loss of the season under their belt, they shift their focus to professional side Crystal Palace Baltimore of the USL Second Division, who will visit Carey Stadium on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The game is a First Round U.S. Open Cup match and if the Barons are able to upset Baltimore, they will host their Second Round game against the winner of the Aegean Hawks and Real Maryland Monarchs on June 16 at The Beach House.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids. For more information on the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup visit www.usopencup.com.

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