Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – An equalizer from the opposition with under two minutes to play in regulation was disappointing for the second-ranked Lynn University men's soccer team on Saturday night, but Alun Webb responded valiantly in the second stint of extra time with a solo-effort strike to lift the Fighting Knights to a 3-2 Sunshine State Conference victory over host Nova Southeastern.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, NSU 2 (2OT)
Records: Lynn (7-1-1, 2-1-1 SSC), NSU (2-6, 0-3 SSC)
Location: NSU Soccer Complex | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads 31-5-4
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- The home side got on the board first when Bestun Mohammed slotted one towards the upper 90 on an unassisted strike 23 minutes into the match.
- The Fighting Knights responded before the break as Matheus Ayrolla scored on a header to knot up the score before halftime.
- In the second half, a foul outside the box granted the Blue and White an early opportunity to secure the lead. Adam Hutchinson swung in a ball from the left side as Jack Watson headed home the go-ahead goal in the 54th minute.
- The Fighting Knights controlled the remainder of the second half but were unable to close out the win. NSU put on heavy pressure late and netted the equalizer in the 89th minute, sending the match to extra time.
- In the first overtime, Lynn dominated the offensive chances, highlighted by a burst up the right side on a through ball for Webb. NSU's Nico Rosiglioni punched away a few key chances in net for his squad.
- As the second period of extra time carried on, it was Webb who capitalized on an opportunity, catching Rosiglioni off guard and burying a left-footed strike to finally decide the contest.
- The Fighting Knights outshot their opponents, 16-11, and knocked in five corner kicks to Nova's three.
- Alexander Roth made six stops in net for the Blue and White, including five in the second half, while Rosiglioni finished with five for the game.
- The Fighting Knights have gone to double overtime in four games already this season, including three of the last four outings, and are 3-0-1 in those matches.
- The Sharks have lost five straight.
The Fighting Knights return to the friendly confines of Bobby Campbell Stadium when they host Florida Tech in SSC action on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.