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Huge 1stH Leads #10 Lynn Women to the 22-10 Win over PBA; Dohler/Johnson 6G each, O’Connor 1G/5A for 11-1 Lynn, A. Johnson 4G for PBA-Both Recaps

Flanigan alum Diane Dohler 6G (on 6 shots!), Hagerty alum Catie O’Connor 1G/5A, AH-Plantation alum Jordyn McCullough 1G/1CT for Lynn. Archbishop McCarthy alum Kristina Fardales 1G/1CT, Key West alum Bella Marchiano 1A for PBA.

via the school press releases


Strong first half carries Lynn past PBA

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The No. 10 Lynn University women’s lacrosse team scored 18 first-half goals en route to a 22-10 win over Palm Beach Atlantic, Tuesday. The Fighting Knights have now won 10-straight games and sit at 11-1 overall and 2-1 in the SSC.
– Lynn finished the game with 22 goals on just 37 shots, held an 18-16 edge in draw controls and were 18-of-21 on clear attempts
– Sophomore Rebecca Clark broke a 4-4 tie with her first goal of the game with 6:58 left in the first quarter and the Fighting Knights then rattled off the next nine goals to take control
– Sophomore Elizabeth Clagett and junior Kristyn Johnson each added three goals during the run
– Senior Diane Dohler capped the outburst with a goal with 11:12 left in the second quarter for a 13-4 cushion
– Dohler scored two more goals inside the final two minutes of the first half for an 18-6 lead at intermission
– Johnson scored her sixth and final goal to open the second half as Lynn held a 19-6 cushion
– Clagett, junior Jordyn McCullough and freshman Catie O’Connor each scored in the fourth to help set the final at 22-10
– Lynn has scored 20 or more goals in four games this season
– The Fighting Knights are outscoring their opponents by an even 10 goals per game during the current win streak
– Dohler and Johnson each finished with six goals
– O’Connor scored once, but added five assists
– Clagett found the net four times
– Junior Mallory Jarka scored once with two assists
– Sophomore Isabella Connelly paced the team with seven draw controls
– Sophomore Callista Elica made two saves in 30 minutes of action for the win
– Lynn travels to No. 20 Saint Leo this Saturday at 3:00 pm


PBA Taken Down By Ranked Lynn Side

by Assistant Director, Athletic Communications

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team faced another ranked opponent in Sunshine State Conference play as they hosted Lynn today. The Sailfish fell behind early to the No. 10 ranked Fighting Knights before ending in a 22-10 defeat. PBA’s record falls to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in conference play on the season.

The Sailfish were able to hang with the Fighting Knights for half of the opening quarter as Addyson Johnson was carrying the PBA offense early. She scored a hat trick in just four minutes of play as the ‘Fish jumped out to a 3-2 lead. Ella Howlin found the back of the net to tie the game 4-4 before Lynn went on a run that would decide the game. The visitors would score the next nine goals, leading 10-4 after the first quarter and scoring the opening three goals of the second. The scoring run was ended by Johnson’s fourth goal for PBA. PBA was outshot 26-13 in the opening half that saw Taryn Thompson score in the second quarter but the Sailfish trailed 18-6 at half. 

The second half cruised by as scoring slowed and Lynn met the ten-goal scoring margin. PBA scored three straight goals in the third to cut the deficit to 19-9 but Lynn answered with the next three late in the fourth. The two sides were nearly identical in shots in the second half, while PBA was able to win 16-of-34 draw controls on the night.

PBA continued to use both goalies as Georgia Karns replaced starter, Courtney Rausch, after the opening quarter. Rausch made two saves while allowing ten goals while Karns made six saves while allowing 12. Johnson finished with a team-high four goals for the Sailfish while Howlin was PBA’s second player with double-digit goals. Sara Metheny once again led the ‘Fish in ground balls with three while also winning six draw controls. 

The Sailfish remain at home for their next game, as they host Embry-Riddle in another SSC battle. The Eagles are 11-2 on the season, coming off a one-goal defeat to Lynn, and ranked No. 11 in the country.