Lynn Men: Fighting Knights fall to Queens University 16-15

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via Lynn press release – photo by Crystal Ayn Hagberg


Savannah, Georgia – In this nail biter till the end, the Fighting Knights recorded four hat tricks, but lose to Queens University by one goal.

Score: Queens 16  Lynn 15
Records: Lynn (0-2, 0-0 SSC) Queens (2-0, 0-0)
Series History: Lynn trails 1-0
Location: Memorial Stadium | Savannah, Georgia
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  • In the first quarter, Mathew Ilchuck opened the scoring early for win. With an assist from Xander Cosenza at 13:41, the Fighting Knights went up 1-0.
  • After going down 3-1, Cosenza added a goal to his day at 7:08. Kaleb Cook assisted on the goal, putting Lynn within one.
  • With 3:55 left in the first, Cosenza recorded his second of the day to trail Queens University 5-3. Joseph Michalski had the assist on the goal.
  • On the power play, Michalski added a goal from Ilchuck to put the Fighting Knights within two with 1:39. The quarter ended 6-4.
  • In the second quarter, the Fighting Knights started strong out the gate with Matthew Canedo hitting the post.
  • Two minutes after that with 10:33 left, Ilchuck recorded his second goal, this one on the power play. Cosenza registered his second assist on that goal to put the Fighting Knights within one at 6-5.
  • Queens would add a couple more goals including one with a man up, to go up 8-5.
  • With 5:59 left in the second, Cosenza recorded a hat trick with his third goal from Daniel Luette.
  • With a man up at 4:11, Jalen Stanton put the Fighting Knights within one. Cosenza adding another assist for six points in the first half.
  • The Half would end with Queens University up 12-7.
  • Stanton added another goal at 13:11 in the third. Queens leading 12-8.
  • With 5:11 left in the third quarter, Cosenza tallied another goal, his fourth on the day.
  • The third quarter would end 13-9.
  • Michalski’s two goals in under three minutes into the fourth put the Fighting Knights within two, as well as giving him a hat trick.
  • Cosenza would record Lynn’s 12th goal of the game, putting the score at 14-12 with 10:39 left.
  • Ilchuck also recorded a hat trick on the man up with 6:50 left. Michalski added another assist to help Lynn to being down 15-13.
  • Stanton would tally Lynn’s fourth hat trick with 5:50, putting Lynn within one at 15-14.
  • With :31 left, Stanton recorded his fourth goal, but Lynn was not able to add another with time expiring.
  • Cosenza led the team with eight points (five goals and three assists).
  • Michalski was behind him with five (three goals and two assists).
  • Ilchuck and Stanton both tallied four points and hat tricks.
  • Cook recorded two assists in the game.
  • Colin Casey recorded 15 saves on 31 shots.


The Fighting Knights play next at home vs Rollins College on Saturday, February 26th at 12 P.M.

About the Lynn University Fighting Knights

Lynn’s NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 25 national titles and 47 conference championships. The Blue and White are a member of the Sunshine State Conference, the Division II “Conference of National Champions.” Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Lynn for its innovation, international students and value. To keep up to date on Lynn Athletics, follow @Lynn_Knights on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.