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SSC Women: Lynn stays hot with 14-12 Win over FIT – All Recaps

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Three straight goals in the fourth quarter push the No. 18 Fighting Knights past the No. 20 Panthers 14-12

Melbourne, Florida – After a slow start to the game the Fighting Knights would use three straight goals late in the fourth quarter to top No. 20 Florida Tech 14-12. The Fighting Knights move to second in the conference with the victory.

Score: No. 18 Lynn 14 No. 20 Florida Tech 12
Records: Lynn (12-2, 3-1 SSC) Rollins (8-4, 1-4 SSC)
Location: Florida Tech Panther Stadium | Melbourne, Florida
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  • On an assist from Isabella ClarkKristyn Johnson would score the first goal for the Fighting Knights in the first 30 seconds of the contest.
  • Florida Tech would respond by scoring three straight goals while holding Lynn scoreless the rest of the quarter.
  • In the second quarter, the Fighting Knights were able to find a rhythm offensively. Johnson would score the three goals to lead the way for Lynn in the second quarter.
  • Sydney Hill and Clark would dish out four assists in the second quarter to help stem the tide. Hill would find the back of the net for the final goal of the quarter with Lynn trailing 8-6 at halftime.
  • Florida Tech would continue their hot start offensively scoring five goals in the second quarter, led by Kayla Minton.
  • Lynn would flip the script coming out of the locker room. Lauren Dickson rifled a shot into the net for the first goal of the third quarter, giving the Fighting Knights momentum.
  • The Fighting Knights would go on to outscore the Panthers 4-2 in the quarter, led by Dickson with two goals, assisted by Hill.
  • The Panthers would break the tie early in the fourth quarter with a free position goal by Carly Niro.
  • Bayley Tracey would respond with a goal of her own, assisted by Clark to tie the game 11-11.
  • The Panthers would only score one goal the remainder of the game, with Lynn holding them scoreless over the final 10 minutes.
  • With three straight goals Hill, Mallory Jarka, and Carly Mcneil pushed Lynn over the top against the Panthers 14-12.
  • Ciara Moorman would record 10 saves in 22 shots against for the Fighting Knights.
  • Lynn would finish the game with more clears than the Panthers 16-10, which proved to provide an advantage.
  • Johnson would lead the way offensively with four goals, followed by Hill who contribute three goals and five assists.
  • Dickson and Mcneil provided a spark offensively with two goals each.
  • Kaia Goodiel and Jarka would dominate defensively with three turnovers each caused for the game to lead Lynn, followed by Moorman and Erin Reilly with two each.


The Fighting Knights will look to keep the momentum going when they travel to Palm Beach Atlantic for their second meeting of the season on Wednesday, Apr. 20 for a 7 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.


Florida Tech’s Upset Bid Comes Up Short Against No. 25 Lynn

by Daniel Supraner

Florida Tech 12, #25 Lynn 14
Records: Florida Tech (8-4, 1-4 SSC), Lynn (12-2, 3-1 SSC)
Location: Panther Stadium | Melbourne, Fla.


  • Lynn took a 1-0 lead just 28 seconds into the game. 
  • Panthers outscored the Fighting Knights 3-0 the rest of the first quarter beginning with an unassisted goal by Charlotte Hardie at the 11:05 mark. 
  • Caroline MacLeod gave Tech a 2-1 lead off a feed from Rachel Johnson with 2:07 left.
  • Jennifer Boyle put the Panthers up 3-1 with 32 seconds left in the first quarter.


  • MacLeod scored her second goal of the day off an assist from Boyle to make it a 4-2 lead for the Panthers with 13:57 to go in the quarter.
  • Millie Hurt and Boyle both found the back of the net off assists from Kayla Minton to give Tech a 6-4 advantage with 9:53 remaining.
  • Later in the quarter, Carly Niro dished out assists to Minton for back-to-back goals over a 1:17 span to extend the Panthers’ lead to 8-5 with 2:16 left.
  • Lynn scored with 1:04 to go and trimmed Tech’s lead to 8-6 at halftime. 


  • Lynn outscored Tech 4-2 in the third quarter and the teams went into the fourth tied at 10-10. 
  • Johnson scored both of the Panthers’ goals in the quarter, both off assists from Minton. 


  • Niro found the back of the net on a free position attempt to hand Tech an 11-10 lead with 13:58 left. 
  • Lynn tied the game at 11-11 with 11:01 to go. 
  • Panthers regained the lead, 12-11, less than a minute later as Boyle scored off an assist from Minton with 10:20 remaining.
  • The Fighting Knights again tied the game at 12-12 with 7:17 left, and then proceeded to shut the door on the Panthers upset bud as they scored the final two goals of the contest to escape with a 14-12 win. 



  • Florida Tech finished with more shots (26-23), shots on goal (22-18), draw controls (17-13) and caused turnovers (15-12). 
  • Panthers were 1-6 on free position attempts while Lynn went 0-2.
  • Tech was 10-12 on clears compared to 16-20 for Lynn. 

UP NEXT: Florida Tech is back in action on Wednesday, April 20 as the Panthers travel to Lakeland for a matchup with No. 9 Florida Southern. 

For the latest news, updates and information on the Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team, visit Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Panthers news by following Florida Tech Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


by Donny Rieber Jr.

Panthers Valiant Effort Falls Short Against No. 25 Lynn


The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team gave 25th-ranked Lynn all they could handle on Saturday before the Fighting Knights prevailed 14-12 on the strength of an eight-goal second half, handing the Panthers their third straight loss.

The visiting Fighting Knights (12-2, 3-1 SSC) were led by Kristyn Johnson’s four goals and an eight-point day from Sydney Hill that included a hat trick and five assists. Lauren Dickson and Carly McNeil finished with two goals each.

The Panthers (8-4, 1-4 SSC) got three goals and an assist from Jennifer Boyle, and a seven-point performance from Kayla Minton that included two goals and five assists. Caroline MacLeod, and Rachel Johnson each scored two goals as well.

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