Hombach’s Late Goal Seals Victory for Men’s Soccer

BOCA RATON, Fla. – In a must-win match for Lynn University's men's soccer team, two seniors came up huge while it was newcomer Lukas Hombach that brought the squad the 2-1 victory over 15th-ranked Florida Tech.  Hombach netted the game-winner while Tomer Bitton added a goal and Max Herbert logged two assists. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score:
Lynn 2, #15 Florida Tech 1
Records: Lynn (10-3, 7-2 SSC), Florida Tech (9-3, 5-3 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 28-5-0 all-time (Lost 2-1 in 2017)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Bitton opened the scoring in the 19th minute when he headed in a free kick from Herbert.
  • Florida Tech scored the equalizer midway in the second half after Hugo Lopez's cross from the right side was met by Luca Campanini for the goal.
  • The Fighting Knights grabbed the lead for good in the 79th minute following another Herbert assist, this time on a corner kick.  Hombach zeroed in on the score inside the six-yard box.
  • Lynn outshot Florida Tech 12-9 overall and 3-2 on frame.
  • The two teams were equal with two corner kicks apiece.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn honored its 10 seniors prior to the match: Bitton, Lukas Boerner, Daniel Brenan, Herbert, Elliott Legg, Ilias Papadopoulos, Stian Sanner, Niklas Tasky, Jack Watson and Rodrigo Zonta.
  • Bitton logged his third goal of the season and 13th of his career.
  • Lynn is 2-2 against nationally-ranked opponents this year but this is its first victory at home.
  • This is the third consecutive year Lynn has reached 10 victories and the 31st in the program's 33-year history.
  • The first NCAA Regional Rankings were unveiled today with Lynn sitting sixth.  Palm Beach Atlantic leads the region followed by Florida Tech, Nova Southeastern, Barry and Florida Southern.
  • Lynn now has victories over the first and second-ranked teams in the region, losses to the fourth and fifth and will play the third-ranked team in the season-finale.
  • Four teams advance to the NCAA Tournament with the winners of the Sunshine State and Gulf South Conference Tournaments earning automatic bids.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights close out the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 23, when they travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to battle nationally-ranked Nova Southeastern.  Fans can watch the match live at LynnFightingKnights.com.