Kansas City, Kans. – Lynn University's men's soccer team has moved to No. 1 in the United Soccer Coaches national top-25 poll, as announced on Tuesday. The Fighting Knights return to the top post for the first time since Sept. 15, 2015.
Lynn opened the season with a striking 7-0 victory over Christian Brothers in its season-opener on Friday, Aug. 31. The Blue and White are coming off a season in which they scored the fewest goals in program history and are now a little more than 20 percent towards surpassing that total. Seven different players scored a goal, while four, Daniel Brenan, Shay Brennan, Max Herbert and Niklas Tasky, recorded a goal and an assist.
The Fighting Knights defense, which was their strength a year ago after allowing the third-fewest goals for the program, continued their excellence against the Buccaneers. Lynn held CBU without a shot in extending its shutout streak to over 319 minutes dating back to last season.
This upcoming weekend will be a good test for the Blue and White as they travel to Huntsville, Ala., to battle Alabama-Huntsville and Gulf South Conference preseason favorite West Alabama. The matchup against the Tigers will be a rematch from the 2017 NCAA Division II South Region Championship in which Lynn won 1-0.
Previously top-ranked University of Charleston dropped to No. 11 following a 0-0 draw in the season-opener against Saginaw Valley State. Midwestern State, Ohio Valley, Simon Fraser and Young Harris round out the top-five. Sunshine State Conference members Palm Beach Atlantic (No. 9) and Rollins (No. 25) also earned top-25 positions.
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