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SSC Women: Lynn earn big win over PBA, 16-7 – Both Recaps

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via school press releases, photo by Crystal Ayn Hagberg


Fighting Knights top Sailfish 16-7

West Palm Beach, Florida – The Fighting Knights would ride their quick start in the first quarter all the way to victory over the Sailfish 16-7.

Score: No. 9 Lynn 16 Palm Beach Atlantic 7
Records: Lynn (12-2, 3-1 SSC) Palm Beach Atlantic (2-10, 0-5 SSC)
Location: PBA Lacrosse Field | West Palm Beach, Florida
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  • The Fighting Knights would dominate from the start, scoring four unanswered goals in the first four minutes of the game.
  • The Sailfish would score their first and only goal of the quarter with 7:38 remaining. Lynn would outscore Palm Beach Atlantic 2-1 in final seven minutes to take a 6-1 first quarter lead.
  • Sydney Hill would score two of the six goals in the first quarter to lead Lynn.
  • Anna Laskaris would strike first for the Sailfish to start the second quarter to make it 6-2 early in the second. Bayley Tracy would strike back with a goal of her own, assisted by Carly McNeil three minutes into the second quarter.
  • Diane Dohler would dominate the rest of the period scoring three of the final four Fighting Knight goals.
  • Laskaris would add one more goal for the Sailfish late in the quarter, but still go into halftime down to the Fighting Knights 11-3
  • Mallory Jarka would score the lone goal for the Fighting Knights in the third quarter to put them up 12-6 going into the fourth.
  • Sydney Hill would slash and score for the first goal in the fourth quarter, then Diane Dohler would score one of her own. 
  • The Fighting Knights would score two more goals to put the game out of reach as they roll over the Sailfish 16-7.
  • Diane Dohler would score a season and game high five goals, followed by Hill and Kristyn Johnson with three each.
  • Ginger Stein led Lynn defensively with two caused turnovers in the game, followed by eight other Fighting Knights with one.
  • Carolyn Stein would get the start and record eight saves in 15 shots against.


The Fighting Knights will look to keep the momentum going when they come back home against Tampa on Saturday, Apr. 23 for at 1 p.m.

About the Lynn University Fighting Knights

Lynn’s NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 25 national championships, 14 individual titles and 48 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.


Sailfish Fall to Ranked Lynn On Senior Night

by Brad Seitz, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse returned home to face Lynn University tonight. The Sailfish fell behind early against the No. 25 ranked Fighting Knights and hung around throughout but were never able to close the gap to put game pressure on Lynn before falling 16-7. 

The Sailfish honored five seniors before the game in Anna LaskarisKiki CinottiChelsea SmithBrooke Schoch, and Amaya Estrada. After the pregame festivities, it was the ranked Lynn side that jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in just four minutes of play. Ella Howlin broke through for the Sailfish at the 7:38 mark to cut the deficit to three, but the Sailfish struggled to gain possession early on as they won just one of the first eight draw controls. 

When the ‘Fish did possess the ball early on, they struggled on their early clear attempts, committing 11 first-half turnovers. Laskaris found the back of the net twice for the Sailfish in the second quarter as she broke the 20-goal mark on the season but the Sailfish trailed 11-3 at the half. 

PBA came out strong in the second half as they quickly scored two goals behind Cinotti and Howlin to make the game 11-5. Six ended up being it as close as the game would get as Laskaris and Cinotti would each score one more goal but the ‘Fish ultimately fell 16-7. PBA was outshot 31-20 in the game and was only able to win 8-of-26 draw controls in the game. Sailfish goalie Courtney Rausch was able to make eight saves as she zeros in on the school’s single-season record and is now nine short of the record. Laskaris’ hat-trick and two goals each by Cinotti and Howlin were the offense for the Sailfish as they have been most of the season.

The Sailfish wrap-up play on the season when they host Florida Southern on Saturday at the Rinker Athletic Campus. The Mocs are 11-3 on the season and 3-2 in SSC play.