No. 12 Lacrosse Outmatched by No. 2 Saints

No. 12 Lacrosse Outmatched by No. 2 Saints

BOCA RATON, Fla. – In a battle of nationally-ranked squads on Saturday, a 6-0 run in the second quarter and second-chance opportunities throughout the game helped the second-ranked Limestone College Saints post a 13-4 nonconference victory over Lynn University's 12th-ranked lacrosse team. Austin Jerhoff scored all four of the Fighting Knights' goals while the Blue and White controlled the fight at the X.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 2 Limestone 13, No. 12 Lynn 4
Records: No. 2 Limestone (6-0), No. 12 Lynn (3-2)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Limestone leads 2-0
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STATS OF THE GAME:
  • Jerhoff opened up the scoring with a strike from Mikey Urso five minutes into the game and continued to be Lynn's most consistent offensive threat over the middle throughout the game. The redshirt-junior finished with four goals on seven shots (five on-goal) along with two groundballs.
  • Urso and Nick Howard each notched an assist while Tully Wise dished out two for a career-high.
  • Freshman Dryden Brous had a solid day at the X, winning nine of his 13 faceoffs. Teammate Christopher Lasprogata followed up with a 4-of-8 effort to give the Fighting Knights ample offensive possessions.
  • Brous and Urso led the groundball effort with five apiece. Urso has 12 over the past two games.
  • Lynn recorded seven caused turnovers on the day, with Travis Quillin responsible for a pair.
  • Goalkeeper Collin McClelland notched 11 saves, marking double figures for the third straight game.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • Lynn led Limestone in both shots (44-33) and faceoffs won (13-8). 
  • Limestone was the national runner-up last year after winning the national championship in both 2014 & 2015. The Saints have been in the national final in four of the last five years.
  • Limestone's goalie, junior Cole Aikens, made his first career start, posting the 10th highest single-game saves total in program history (16).

UP NEXT:
Lynn heads back on the road, this time going way north for a pair of contests. The Fighting Knights will take the field at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 18 at 12 p.m.