Women’s Soccer Draws with Florida National

Women’s Soccer Draws with Florida National

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's women's soccer team tried to send its seniors out on top but played to a 3-3 tie with Florida National on Saturday afternoon.  Seniors Gabriela Moreira and Emily Weisberg found the back of the net while senior Donish Henry-Cole added a pair of assists. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Lynn 3, Florida National 3
Records: Lynn (4-9-2), Florida National (1-9-1)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: First Meeting
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Lynn found itself trailing 2-0 just seven minutes into the match after a pair of defensive gaffes gave Florida National two easy attempts inside the area.
  • Moreira cut the deficit in half, 2-1, in the 22nd minute following a combination of passes freed her up on the left side and she volleyed a shot past Briana Gomez.
  • FNU, though, scored less than 30 seconds later on another defensive lapse to build a 3-1 lead.
  • Weisberg rifled a shot past Gomez in the 24th minute as Lynn went to the locker room trailing 3-2.
  • The Blue and White played aggressively in the second half, netting a goal in the 52nd minute following a cross by Henry-Cole to Tara Harris.
  • Lynn outshot FNU 30-12 and held a sizeable 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Gomez turned away 12 shots while the Fighting Knights' Lina Lindgren made four saves.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Prior to the match, Lynn honored its nine seniors: Donish Henry-Cole, Claudia Kraut, Morgan Meltzer, Gabriela Moreira, Mara Notkin, Nia Perkovich, Monica Rojas, Felicia Silveira and Emily Weisberg.
  • Before the start of the game, Lynn hosted a ceremonial kick-off for Claudia Kraut.  Injuries derailed Kraut's career after two years but she had remained with the team the last two seasons as a team manager.
  • Weisberg has set career-highs for goals (5) and points (14) in a season.
  • Henry-Cole has a career-high six assists this year.
  • Harris, a freshman, scored her first career goal.
  • Lundgren made her first appearance in net since Sept. 22.
  • This is the 11th game decided by a goal or less for Lynn.  The Fighting Knights are 3-6-2 in those matches.

UP NEXT:
Lynn closes out the season on Tuesday, Oct. 23, when it hosts Nova Southeastern at Bobby Campbell Stadium. Kick-off is set for 6 p.m.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.