Cleveland, Tenn. - Lynn University's 25th-ranked men's soccer team kept its offense humming on all cylinders with a dominating 6-0 victory over Lee University to take top honors at the Olive Garden Invitational. Five different players scored a goal while the defense stymied the Flames, allowing a mere two shots on frame.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 6, Lee 0
Records: Lynn (2-0-0), Lee (1-1-0)
Location: Cleveland, Tenn. | Lee Soccer Field
Series: Lynn leads all-time series 3-0 (Last played 2014)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Unlike the previous game, Lynn wasted little time in jumping ahead of its opponent, scoring 9:36 into the match. But similar to the season-opener, Jack Watson was the man to find the back of the net, tallying his fourth goal of the year.
- After dishing out the assist in the first goal, Dominc Docherty added to Lynn's lead with a goal four minutes later. The junior forward headed a cross from Christian Wittmann.
- Christoph Maug caught Lee's defense and keeper sleeping almost five minutes into the second half when he launched a shot from 45-yards into net for his first career goal.
- Alun Webb has proven to be an offensive sparkplug off the bench in each of the first two games. Webb scored twice in a 50-second span to put the game out of reach 5-0. He is second on the team to Watson with three goals.
- Bernd Eilers padded the Blue & White lead in the 85th minute with an unassisted goal.
- The Fighting Knights defensive unit of Adam Hutchinson, Sebastian Radakovics, Luca Puster, Simon Kraemer and Christian Wittmann baffled Lee the entire second half and allowed only two shots on goal in the first half, both of which were saved by Alexander Roth.
STATS OF THE GAME:
- Jack Watson scored his team-leading fourth goal and second game-winner of the year.
- Dominic Docherty collected his first goal and added two assists. He is tied for the team lead with Wittmann, who notched an assist tonight.
- Lynn outshot Lee by a whopping margin of 23-6. Roth stopped two shots and his counterpart, Tristen Putnam, made seven saves but allowed six goals.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Lynn's 15 goals are the second-most in program history to start the season (17 in 2015).
- Ten different Fighting Knights have scored at least one goal two games into this season, one shy of matching the total from the entire 2015 season.
- Adam Hutchinson's comeback from injury continues after being named the most valuable defender of the Olive Garden Invitational while Watson was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player.
The Fighting Knights three-game road trip concludes on Monday, Sept. 5, when they travel to face the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Fans can keep up with live stats at LynnFightingKnights.com.