BOCA RATON, Fla. - Lynn University's second-ranked men's soccer team made an impressive statement in its season-opener, topping Christian Brothers 7-0 on Friday night. Seven different Fighting Knights scored while the defense held the Buccaneers without a shot attempt.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Lynn 7, Christian Brothers 0
Records: Lynn (1-0-0); Christian Brothers (0-1-0)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time record: Lynn leads 13-1 all-time (Won 3-0 on Sep. 8, 2017)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Mark Faeth opened the scoring for Lynn just 2:51 into the match off assists by Shay Brennan and Lukas Hombach.
- Brennan finished the match with a goal and an assist.
- Hombach tallied two assists.
- Niklas Tasky, Daniel Brenan and Max Herbert also logged a goal and assist.
- Lynn scored four times in the opening half and three times in the second half.
- Sam Holland and Will Coutts also collected assists in the match.
- Lynn outshot CBU 14-0 and held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
- Christian Brothers played down a man for much of the match after goalkeeper Viktor Hoestbo was issued a red card for a hand ball on a scoreable play. He surrendered three goals while backup keeper Vic Ramirez allowed four goals.
- Roberto Bazzichetto and Julian Carrillo split the shutout as the defense led by Tasky and aided by Brenan, Rodrigo Fernandez and Lukas Borner were stout against the Bucs attack.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- The Blue and White scored a program-low 32 goals last season and have already reached over 20 percent of that total through one match.
- Lynn's seven goals are the most in a win since a 9-1 victory against Auburn-Montgomery to open the 2016 season.
- The seven goals are also the most in a shutout since a 7-0 win over Delta State on September 11, 2015.
- Lynn's seven different goal scorers is also the first time since the 9-1 win against AUM.
- The Fighting Knights shutout streak is now extended to 319:24 dating back to last season. Lynn shutout both the University of Charleston and Rockhurst in the national finals and semfinals. The last goal allowed was in the 81st minute against Young Harris in the national quarterfinals.
- The first three goals scored by Lynn were the first career goals for each scorer (Faeth, Brenan and Brennan) while the last three goal scorers notched their second career goals (Bergman, Tasky and Sanitz).
Lynn returns to the pitch on Sunday, September 1, at noon when it hosts North Georgia. Fans can watch the action live on LynnFightingKnights.com.