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ERAU Men Ride 9-3 4thQ to the 17-11 Win over Lynn-Both Recaps; Kerr’s 19 Saves, Abbes 5G/3A, Jacobs 4G Offset Houston’s 5G/1A

Hagerty alum Christian Hofer with 2G, Dwyer alum Reed Kerr with 19 saves, Jupiter alum Kurt Pelchin 3CTOs for ERAU . . . All Saints Academy alum Fisher Williams 1G for Lynn

via the school press releases/websites


Eagles Men’s Lacrosse Silences Lynn, 17-11

by Michael Black

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Despite a slow start, finding itself down three scores after the first period, the Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse team silenced Lynn on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles (5-3, 1-0 SSC) used 13 second half goals (including nine in the final frame)  to outmatch the Fighting Knights (3-5, 0-1 SSC), 17-11.
ERAU was led again by Pete Abbes, who registered eight points on five goals and three assists. With his eight points, Abbes becomes the second Eagle to eclipse the career 100-point mark, following only fellow teammate Coleman Jacobs, who eclipsed the 200-point plateau last week. For his part, Jacobs added four more points on the day with four goals, his fourth multi-goal effort this season, and third hat trick.
Isaiah Hines also lit up the scoreboard twice, adding one assist for three points, as did Christian Hofer and Joe AndersonFrankie Morrisey, who was quite efficient in the faceoff circle on the day (he won 14 of 23 faceoffs), and Christopher Harper rounded out the Eagle scoring with a goal apiece.
In net, keeper Reid Kerr had an outstanding afternoon, standing on his head for 19 saves in 60 minutes of action. Kerr faced a high-powered Lynn offense and made some big time saves down the stretch, including multiple times with a handful of shots coming his way in a row.
ERAU found itself with an early two goal lead thanks to Jacobs’ goal at 12:48 and Anderson’s at 11:30. But Lynn reeled off a run of five scores in a row to close out the first, all within two minutes of each other to win the period, 5-2.
Jacobs opened the scoring in the second, about halfway through, but the Knights recounted with another tally to make it 6-3. But Hines netted his first of the day with just over a minute left from Anderson to pull within two. The Eagles won the second frame, 2-1.
After halftime, the Eagles’ defense clamped down, and the offense started to wake up. Kerr allowed just five goals in the second half. Abbes notched his initial goal of the afternoon in the third at the 13:22 mark. The Fighting Knights answered quickly with back-to-back goals to go up 8-5 with just seven minutes to play in the third. But starting with Abbes second score of the frame at the 1:51 mark, the Eagles reeled off three goals in less than two minutes. Hofer tallied one with 32 seconds left, then with a man-up situation, scored again with just 10 seconds to play in the third, tying the game up and quieting the Lynn bench.
Anderson and Harper then went back-to-back in two consecutive possessions to make it 10-8, before Lynn notched one at 11:41 to pull back within a score. But Abbes and Jacobs combined for the next five goals (three from Abbes, two from Jacobs) to vault the Eagles quickly up 15-9. Lynn would get two more goals in the period, but by that time the game was well out of hand. Morrisey added his first goal of the year after winning a faceoff and sprinting down the middle of the field, then Hines netted his 23rd goal of the year with 1:03 left as the Eagles walked away with the 17-11 win.
Up next, ERAU has another very tough test on the road as it makes its way west to play at No. 15 Florida Southern on Saturday at noon.


Fighting Knights drop SSC Opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Lynn University men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a 6-4 halftime lead in its SSC opener against Embry-Riddle before a strong second half helped the Eagles rally for a 17-11 win, Saturday. The Fighting Knights settle at 3-5 overall and 0-1 in the SSC.
– Lynn posted a 5-0 scoring run to close the first half with a 5-2 cushion
– Graduate student Jalen Stanton scored the final two goals during the run
– Graduate student Jordan Cutter scored with 5:18 showing on the second quarter clock as Lynn held a 6-4 lead at intermission
– Junior Connor Houston scored a pair of man-up goals around the midway point of the third frame as Lynn increased its lead 8-5 with 7:00 left in the third
– The Eagles answered with the final three goals of the third quarter and the first two of the fourth for a 10-8 lead
– Houston temporarily halted the Embry-Riddle momentum as he scored his fourth goal with 11:41 left in the fourth that narrowed the deficit to 10-9
– The hosts scored the game’s next five goals for a 15-9 advantage with 2:17 to play
– Houston scored his final goal at 1:30 and handed out an assist to graduate Brian Hoskins with 21 seconds left to set the final at 17-11
– Houston finished with six points (5g/1a) and he has registered at least one point in seven of eight games this spring
– Over the last four games, Houston has a total of 18 points (15g/3a)
– Graduate Joseph Michalski handed out three assists
– Stanton finished with two goals and one assist
– Junior Camren Santos scooped up six ground balls and won 12-of-23 faceoffs
– Sophomore Tristan Lenard stopped 14 shots in 60 minutes in cage
– Lynn hosts Saint Leo next Saturday at 4:30 pm