BOCA RATON, Fla. – Usually buzzer beaters are found on the hardwood and not out on the pitch, but that is exactly what happened Tuesday night as Nova Southeastern had a ball trickle in across the goal line with one second left in the first overtime period for a 2-1 Sunshine State Conference victory over Lynn University's women's soccer squad in the last game of the regular season.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: NSU 2, Lynn 1 (OT)
Records: NSU (12-5-1, 7-2-1 SSC), Lynn (4-10-2, 2-7-1 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: NSU leads 15-12-1
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- The Fighting Knights garnered an early lead as redshirt-senior Donish Henry-Cole worked around two defenders near the top of the box and struck a low ball past the NSU keeper for the first score of the match in the 25th minute.
- The Sharks knotted the score at 1-1 in the 64th minute when Hannah Christophe played a square ball across the top of the box to Adanna Edwards, who spun around a fired one from 25 yards out that snuck past the outreaching Lina Lundgren before clinking the inside of the right post and in.
- With time winding down in the first overtime, NSU's Jessica Boneclark played a through ball from the central midfield past the Lynn back line. Christophe won the foot race and got just enough of a touch around the approaching Lynn keeper as the ball slowly dribbled in and crossed the line one second before the buzzer.
- Cassidy Barnette and Morgan Meltzer both registered shots-on-goal for the Fighting Knights.
- Lundgren made eight saves in nearly 94 minutes of play before exiting with an injury. Kiara Burga logged one stop in her six minutes of relief during the overtime period.
- NSU outshot Lynn 31-10.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Lundgren's eight saves are a season-high for the freshman.
- Henry-Cole's only shot attempt in the match found the back of the net.
- Henry-Cole, Meltzer, Gabriela Moreira, Mara Notkin, Nia Perkovich, Monica Rojas, Felicia Silveira and Emily Weisberg all played their last career match as a Fighting Knight.
- This is the 12th game decided by a goal or less for Lynn this season. The Fighting Knights are 3-7-2 in those matches.
- Weisberg closes out her four-year career at Lynn a perfect 6-for-6 on penalty kicks. Her six converted penalty kicks rank second all-time in the program's career record books.
The Blue and White finish the 2018 campaign with a 4-10-2 record and 2-7-1 SSC mark.