Men’s Soccer Sneaks Past Rollins

Men’s Soccer Sneaks Past Rollins

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Great teams find a way to win and Lynn University's fifth-ranked men's soccer team did just that with a 1-0 victory over Rollins College on Saturday evening.  The Fighting Knights earned their second consecutive shutout and extended their shutout streak to 223 consecutive minutes. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score:
Lynn 1, Rollins 0
Records: Lynn (5-0-1, 2-0-1 SSC), Rollins (1-4-1, 0-1-1 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads 25-8-2 all-time (Won 5-1 in 2018) 
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • After holding the Tars without a shot in the opening half, the Fighting Knights defense surrendered a pair in the opening minutes of the second period, forcing keeper Konstantin Fuhry into a pair of big saves.
  • Fuhry ended the match with three stops (all in the second half), with Rollins' netminder Maximillian Obermeier turning away five shots.
  • The lone goal of the match came in the 44th minute of play as Julian Kirsting slipped a pass down the left wing and Alexandre Horveno slotted a cross to the near post.  Lukas Hombach and his defender bared down on pass with the ball bouncing off the Rollins' defender into the net.
  • Lynn outshot Rollins 15-6 and held a slight 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn last surrendered a goal in the 66th minute against Eckerd, making it 223:06 since allowing its last goal.
  • The Blue and White have shutouts in three of their last four matches.
  • This is the fourth consecutive victory, and third consecutive shutout, against the Tars.
  • This is the first time Lynn has three consecutive shutouts against Rollins since winning 4-0 in 1988, 2-0 in 1990 and 2-0 in 1994.

UP NEXT:
Lynn is back on the pitch Saturday, Oct. 5, when it travels to Lakeland, Fla., to battle Florida Southern at 7 p.m.  Fans can watch the match live at LynnFightingKnights.com.