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Lynn Gains Key SSC Win Over Saint Leo 13-8 – Both Press Releases

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photo via Lynn web site   Lynn Press Release     BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tied 8-8 after three periods of play, Lynn University’s lacrosse team took over in the final 15 minutes with a 5-0 scoring run to put away Saint Leo University on Saturday in a pivotal Sunshine State Conference matchup, 13-8. The Fighting Knights hosted Senior Day festivities before the opening faceoff, honoring the 11-man senior class of Johnny Gavin, Thomas Sharp, Angelo Beacon-Paglia, Caleb Cerf, Tully Wise, Rob DeSimone, Chase Ostermann, Shaun McDonald, Brian Kiel, Austin Jerhoff and Jacob Lipani. INSIDE THE MATCHUP: Final: Lynn 13, Saint Leo 8 Records: Lynn (5-6, 1-3 SSC), Saint Leo (9-4, 1-3 SSC) Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla. All-time Series: Series tied 2-2 Get Social: Twitter – @Lynn_Knights | Instagram – @Lynn_Knights | Facebook – /LynnFightingKnights
  • Gavin carried the weight offensively with five points behind a career-high-tying four goals and an assist. He scored Lynn’s first and last goals of the game along with three clutch scores in the fourth quarter. Gavin also picked up five groundballs.
  • Jerhoff and Mikey Urso each finished with two goals, an assist and three groundballs.
  • Nick Howard notched a man-up goal in the first quarter and gave Lynn a 6-5 lead heading into the break with a goal at the end of the second.
  • Kiel and Stephen Poslinelli had one-goal, one-assist games with middie Greg Morissette finding the back of the net in transition.
  • Wise, Dryden Brous and Colin O’Hara all tacked on helpers.
  • Brous had another incredible showing at the X, taking every faceoff on the day for Lynn. He won 19 of the 24 draws, marking a career-high for wins, and tied his career-high yet again with nine groundball pickups. Beacon-Paglia played a big role in the team’s faceoff success, scooping up a career-high-tying six groundballs.
  • Collin McClelland earned the win in the cage, going the full 60 minutes with eight stops and six groundballs.
  • The Fighting Knights nearly doubled the Lions on shots, 50-27.
  • Gavin tied his career-high for goals in a game, last notching four against North Greenville in 2015. 
  • Lynn stayed out of the penalty box for the entire game for the first time in program history.
  • Urso notched his 19th assist this season, breaking Gavin’s single-season school record from 2015.
  • Beacon-Paglia picked up the 93rd groundball of his career, moving into second place all-time at Lynn.
  • Both teams were perfect on the clear.
  • Lynn’s 50 shots is the most in a game this season.
  • There were no faceoff violations called in the entire game.
  • Brous’ 19 faceoff wins is two shy of the single-game school record.
  • Saint Leo is slotted No. 16 in this week’s US Lacrosse Magazine rankings. Both SLU and Lynn are receiving votes in the USILA Coaches Poll.
UP NEXT: Lynn hits the road for its final game of the regular season, taking on Florida Southern on Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. with a potential postseason spot on the line.   =====   Saint Leo Press Release   BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team fell to host Lynn, 13-8, in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Campbell Stadium on Lynn’s campus. The Lions opened up strong offensively, but Lynn’s ability to win the face-offs helped the Fighting Knights maintain possession as they out-shot the Lions, 50-27, and won 50 ground balls to Lions’ 30. The Basics Saint Leo falls, 13-8, to Lynn Location: Boca Raton, Fla.| Bobby Campbell Stadium Records: Saint Leo 9-4, 1-3 SSC | Lynn 5-6, 1-3 SSC How it Happened 1Q | Anthony Visintin started things off for the Green & Gold, as he ripped a shot from the left side of the cage. A huge goal by LSM Joe Serrecchia off a Charlie Kurtenbach pass gave the Lions a 2-0 lead. It was followed by a Kyle Pauwels goal off the Jake Gilmour assist. Lynn responded and scored two straight goals, getting one in a man-up situation. Kurtenbach gave the Lions a 4-2 lead off a Zach Lysyk pass. With the final seconds remaining in the period, Lynn peppered Thomas Tatarian with shots, and while the sophomore made a few key saves, with just one second on the clock, Lynn was able to find the back of the cage. | Saint Leo 4-3 2Q | Gilmour opened the period with the score off a Devin Sparks dish. The Fighting Knights were able to score two-straight goals to even the game at 5-5 with 8:22 left in the half. With 2:54 left in the half, the home squad threw in their sixth goal of the game and took the lead. | Lynn 6-5 3Q |Saint Leo senior Josh Kaufling opened up the half with a score off Kurtenbach’s second assist of the day. Kurtenbach would then find Pauwels to give the Lions the lead, 7-6, with 11:39 left in the quarter. In a scramble play, the Lions looked to make a defensive stop, but a loose ball found the stick of a Lynn player who ripped from outside to tie it at seven. The Fighting Knights were able to snag another unsettled goal, giving the home team an 8-7 lead. The Lions were able to tie it up as roles reversed as Kyle Pauwels found Gilmour for the score. | 8-8 4Q | The home squad opened up the final period with a quick score off the opening face, giving them a 9-8 lead. The entire fourth period continued to go in favor of Lynn as the Fighting Knights would find the back of the net four more times throughout the final period of action, giving them the game. | Lynn 13-8 Points to note
  • Charlie Kurtenbach led the Lions with four points, one goal and three assists.
  • Thomas Tatarian finished with 16 saves after facing 50 shots, 29 on goal.
  • The Lions went 22-22 on clear attempts.
  Up Next Saint Leo takes on No. 13 Tampa on April 22 for a 2 p.m. game for Senior Day as the Lions honor Nick Buckley, Liam Christensen, Rob Cavanaugh, Jake Kavanagh, Josh Kaufling, Preston Pena, Chris Burke, and Matt Scharr.
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