10th-ranked Men’s Soccer Beaches Tritons

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Lynn University's 10th-ranked men's soccer team kept to the script which has worked well all season: Jack Watson scores and Alexander Roth makes saves.  Watson scored the game-winner and Roth tallied six saves in a 2-0 victory over Eckerd on Saturday afternoon.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Lynn 2, Eckerd 0
Records: Lynn (10-1-1, 5-1-1 SSC), Eckerd (6-3-2, 2-3-1 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads all-time 25-2 (last played 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • A header by Luca Puster inside the 18-yard box just 1:25 into play put Lynn in a position to take a lead while Juan David Tejada was turned away by Roth on a breakaway attempt in the fourth minute.
  • Watson turned in his 13th goal of the year, and ninth game-winner, in the 15th minute after a hustle play by Simon Kraemer.  Kraemer beat his defender and kept the ball in play on the back line before sending a low cross to the left post.  Watson evaded traffic and tipped the cross past Tritons' keeper Alex Gott to put Lynn ahead 1-0.
  • Roth kept Lynn ahead going into the break with two more brilliant saves against the Tritons' top goal-scorer Tejada, turning away the shifty forward on a pair of breakaway attempts.
  • Lynn had a pair of chances to extend its lead before halftime with both Bruno Militz and Watson creating two-on-one chances but the Tritons held strong.
  • The Fighting Knights took away any momentum Eckerd had just 1:24 into the second half when Militz beat Gott on the left wing with a shot inside the right post, giving Lynn a 2-0 advantage.

STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Lynn outshot Eckerd 13-8, including 7-2 on target.  
  • The Fighting Knights had six corner kicks to Eckerd's three.
  • Roth collected six saves to Gott's two.
  • Kraemer and Dominic Docherty came away with assists.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Watson's ninth game-winner has him two behind Chris Hellmann for the program record.
  • Roth collects his fifth shutout of the season
  • Lynn has won four straight against Eckerd and has not lost to the Tritons in the last 10 meetings.
  • Bruno Militz scored for the first time since the season-opener and played in his first game since September 9.

UP NEXT:
Lynn is back on the pitch when it travels to Winter Park, Fla., to battle Rollins on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.  Fans can keep up with the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.