Men’s Soccer Takes First Loss of the Year

Men’s Soccer Takes First Loss of the Year

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A scoreless opening half gave way to a pair of quick strikes and ended with Lynn University's second-ranked men's soccer team taking a 3-0 loss to No. 11 Barry on Wednesday night.  This is the first loss of the season for the Fighting Knights.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Barry 3, Lynn 0
Records: Barry (6-0-0, 1-0-0 SSC), Lynn (6-1-1, 1-1-1 SSC)
Location: Boca Raton, Fla. | Bobby Campbell Stadium
Series History: Lynn leads 23-10-5 all-time (last played 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Right off the whistle, the Buccaneers flew across the field as the highest scoring offense in the Sunshine State Conference looked to gain an early advantage.
  • Two shots in the first four minutes forced Blue & White keeper Alexander Roth into action but it was a point-blank save off a header from Mitchell Smith inside the six-yard box which proved his mettle.
  • Lynn's offense, which is second in the league, was stymied until a shot from Victor Moreira minutes before the halftime whistle sailed into traffic and was saved by Barry's Michael Scheraldi.
  • A breakdown in the central defense allowed Hanno Antoni to score his first goal of the night and give Barry a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute.
  • Six minutes later it was Thomas Coombes who scored off another defensive mishap, putting the Buccaneers ahead 2-0.
  • Lynn attempted to get back in the match but opportunities were missed with Luca Puster hit off the underside of the crossbar in the 57th minute and a shot from Dominic Docherty was halted on the right post from the Barry defense.
  • The Fighting Knights' momentum was halted in the 75th minute following a top-shelf goal by Antoni to give Barry the 3-0 advantage.

STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Lynn held a 13-12 shot advantage and a 6-2 edge in corner kicks.
  • Roth turned away seven shots and Scheraldi made five saves.
  • The two teams combined for 29 fouls and nine yellow cards.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Roth set a career-high in saves in the opening half but did not record a stop in the second half.
  • Lynn has been shutout in two of its last three games.
  • This is the most goals Lynn has allowed to Barry since 2010.

NEXT OPPONENT:
The Fighting Knights return to the pitch on Saturday, Sept. 24, when they travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to battle Nova Southeastern.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.