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Lynn Men: Fighting Knights Lose Thriller of a Game to Newberry

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in , , , .

via Lynn press release, photo by Crystal Ayn Hagberg


Boca Raton, Florida – After a tough loss to Florida Southern last Saturday, the Fighting Knights returned home to play the Wolves. After being down 10-7 in the final minutes, the Fighting Knights delivered two quick goals, but could not score a third to tie it.

Score: Newberry 10 Lynn 9
Records: Lynn (2-7, 0-1 SSC) Newberry (7-3, 3-1)
Series History: Lynn trails 0-1
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Florida
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  • Just :58 seconds in, the Fighting Knights struck first on a goal from Joseph MichalskiJalen Stanton had the assist on the first score of the game.
  • Newberry quickly put up two of their own to take a 2-1 lead.
  • Michalski scored again for Lynn with 6:41 left in the quarter from Matthew Ilchuk to tie it at two.
  • After another strike from the Wolves, Tommy Ruddo tied it at three in the second quarter on a beautiful behind the back goal from the left side. Newberry led 5-3 at half.
  • Caleb Wells scored for Lynn while down 6-3 to put Lynn within two.
  • With two more Wolves goals scored and down four, Michalski scored his hat trick goal to put the scoring at 8-5.
  • In the final minute in the third and down three, Thomas Murray tallied two goals for the Fighting Knights to end the quarter trailing 8-7.
  • Two more goals for the Wolves had them leading 10-7 with 9:23 to go in the game.
  • After seven minutes of no scoring, Wells scored again for Lynn with 1:46 left from Ruddo to only be down two.
  • Xander Cosenza scored for the Fighting Knights with :48 seconds left to only trail the Wolves by one.
  • With the game almost over and 3.6 seconds left in the game, Ilchuk fired the ball just wide of the Wolves’ net as Lynn lost 10-9.
  • Michalski led the Fighting Knights in points and goals with three. He also had five shots on goal.
  • Wells and Murray both had two goals.
  • Ruddo had a goal and an assist.
  • Cosenza had a goal on three shots on goal.
  • Colin Casey had 11 saves on 21 shots.
  • Lynn went 14 for 22 in faceoffs.


The Fighting Knights return home to play vs Florida Tech on Saturday, Apr. 2nd at 12 P.M.

About the Lynn University Fighting Knights

Lynn’s NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 25 national titles, 14 individual 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.