Bays set scoring record in 5-0 victory over Spirit

July 29, 1991|By Tara Finnegan

Along with breaking a record, the Maryland Bays broke th Penn-Jersey Spirit, 5-0, last night at Cedar Lane Park.

Midfielder Bruce Murray's second-half goal at 46 minutes, 45 seconds, gave Maryland a 5-0 lead and set a Bays record for most goals scored in a game.

The win was the Bays' fourth shutout of the season.

"The biggest thing was trying to get the shutout," Bays coach Gary Hindley said. "We've given up 10 goals in the last four games."

L Forward Brian Haynes led the Bays in scoring with two goals.

Bays forward Jean Harbor scored his 12th goal of the season with 6:00 left in the first half for a 4-0 lead.

Harbor's goal tied a Bays record for most goals scored in a half (four). The Bays scored four first-half goals against the extinct Salt Lake Sting on June 21.

Haynes scored 6:32 into the first half when Murray pulled Spirit goalkeeper Paul Oliu out of position and the Bays led 1-0.

"Coach [Hindley] told us he comes of the line a lot," Haynes said about Oliu.

Oliu was once again pulled out of the cage 21:10 into the first half when he went out to guard Bays midfielder Kevin Sloan. Sloan then angled a kick that went off the left goal post and rolled into the net for a 2-0 lead.

Haynes struck again with 21:10 left in the first half, as he headed in a pass from defender Darryl Gee to give Maryland a 3-0 lead.

"I thought we did a lot of good things," Hindley said. "At halftime, it was hard to think up something to change."

With the win, the Bays picked up nine points, bringing their total to 117, three behind the Western Division-leading San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.

The Bays also set an attendance record for home games with 15,459. The Bays have three American Professional Soccer League home games left to play this season.

Last season, the Bays had 14,646 fans in their 10 home APSL games.

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