Men’s Soccer Has the Right Prescription for Win Over Eckerd

Men’s Soccer Has the Right Prescription for Win Over Eckerd

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Two goals within the first 10 minutes of play set the pace for Lynn University's offensive outburst as the men's soccer team knocked off Eckerd College 5-1 in the Sunshine State Conference Championship quarterfinals.  The Fighting Knights move on to a rematch against Saint Leo in the SSC Semifinals.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 5, Eckerd 1
Records: Lynn (9-3-2), Eckerd (8-6-1)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series: Lynn leads 24-2 (Last Meeting Oct. 17, 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • For the second time this season, Lynn scored within the first two minutes of the match as Luca Puster netted his fourth goal of the year with a header off an assist by Bruno Militz 1:27 into play.
  • Tomer Bitton tallied the second goal in the 10th minute to put Lynn ahead 2-0.
  • Chris Hellmann capped off the first half scoring with a one-v-one goal against Alex Gott in the 28th minute.
  • Eckerd made it a game with a free kick goal in the 70th minute from Richard Ainscough.
  • Hellmann found the back of the net by beating Gott for the second time on a flip shot.
  • Dominik Friedl ended the scoring for the night when he dribbled through the three defenders for his fifth goal of the season.

STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Lynn held Eckerd to only one shot in the first half and outshot the Tritons 18-5 overall.
  • Although credited with only two saves, Jonny DeMoya turned away both attempts on diving plays.

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • Hellmann logged his fifth consecutive game with a goal, his third multi-goal game of the season and has now tallied at least one point in six consecutive matches and 13 of 14 matches this year.
  • Bruno Militz recorded his first career multi-assist game and is tied with Victor Moriera for second on the squad in assists with five.

UP NEXT:

The Fighting Knights advance to the SSC Championship semifinals where they will play Saint Leo on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Saint Leo, Fla.  Fans can watch the match live at LynnFightingKnights.com and receive in-game updates by following @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.