Lacrosse Tames No. 8 Panthers in Program’s First Top-10 Victory

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A year ago saw Lynn University's lacrosse team post a plethora of program firsts, including its first win over a nationally-ranked opponent. The Fighting Knights took it up a notch on Saturday, garnering the school's first-ever victory over a Top-10 opponent with an exciting 9-7 triumph over No. 8 Adelphi University. Tied 7-7 early in the fourth quarter, Stephen Polsinelli and Nick Howard sealed the deal with back-to-back strikes with the Blue and White defense fending off the comeback down the stretch.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 9, #8 Adelphi 7
Records: Lynn (2-0), #8 Adelphi (1-1)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 1-0
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STATS OF THE GAME:
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • Lynn has three wins over ranked opponents in program history. No. 20 Rollins and No. 12 Mount Olive in 2016 and now No. 8 Adelphi. 
  • Senior defender Shaun McDonald played an unheralded role, holding AU's All-American Gordon Purdie, Jr. to four shots with no goals or assists along with two turnovers.
  • Howard, a sophomore, recorded the first two goals of his Lynn career.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights will have next weekend off before traveling to Roswell, Ga. on March 4 for a 4 p.m. contest against Young Harris.