Offense Flourishes as Lacrosse Rolls Palm Beach Atlantic

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's lacrosse team found the back of the net early and often on Wednesday night as the Fighting Knights routed Palm Beach Atlantic for a 21-4 Sunshine State Conference triumph. The Blue and White held the game in honor of the One Love Foundation's Yards for Yeardley movement, an initiative spreading awareness on relationship abuse.

Final: Lynn 21, Palm Beach Atlantic 4
Records: Lynn (9-4, 2-3 SSC), Palm Beach Atlantic (4-10, 1-4 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 2-0
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  • Multiple Fighting Knights were involved heavily on the attack as 10 different players tickled the twine and 10 players logged at least two points.
  • Junior attack Tyler Hopkins had himself a career-night, tallying three goals and three assists to go along with four ground balls and a couple of highlight plays.
  • Freshman Xander Cosenza matched his season-best with five points behind four goals and an assist.
  • Fellow freshmen Chase Stokes and Keegan Maxwell also logged hat tricks. Maxwell added an assist for a four-point game while eight of his nine shots hit the frame.
  • Offensive middies Stephen Polsinelli and Conrad Rhein put away two goals apiece and found a spot in the assist column.
  •  Jacob Couvertier and Nick Howard each tallied a goal and an assist, while Mikey Urso posted three helpers.
  • The two-man wrecking crew at the X of Dryden Brous and Christopher Lasprogata dominated in all facets of the game. The duo combined to win 25-of-28 faceoffs, with Brous going 18-for-19 and Lasprogata winning 7-of-9. Brous added a game-high 15 ground balls and a goal while Lasprogata notched two points behind a goal and an assist.
  • Collin McClelland, Mitchell Goode and Connor Owens all split time in the cage, combining for five stops.
  • Greg Morissette earned the start on the wing and was flying around all over the field, picking up a career-best six ground balls.


  • Lynn's 21 goals scored is one shy of the program record of 22 set in last year's season opener.
  • The faceoff crew's 25 faceoff wins ties the program record for most team wins in a game, locking up with the Lees-McRae game in 2017 and the Ohio Valley tilt in 2015.
  • Brous' 15 ground balls ties for second all-time in school history, falling two shy of his career-best and program record set earlier this season.
  • Hopkins tallied more points tonight than in either of his first two seasons.
  • With another one tonight, Cosenza is up to eight man-up goals on the year, putting him in a tie for first place in the nation.
  • Lynn's 14 total assists are a season-high.
  • Lasprogata recorded the first-multi point game offensively of his career.
  • Prior to this year, Lynn and PBA have met at the onset of the past three campaigns while the Sailfish were still a club program. The past two years were exhibitions, but the 2015 matchup was a countable game for the Fighting Knights, giving Lynn a 2-0 all-time record against PBA.

The Fighting Knights hit the road for their final away contest of the regular season this Saturday, April 14, at No. 6 Saint Leo. The game is slated to start at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live on ESPN3.