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SSC Women: Lynn Stuns #12 Embry-Riddle 16-15 – Both Recaps

via the school’s press releases, photo by Crystal Ayn Hagberg


Fighting Knights take down No.12 Embry-Riddle 16-15 in instant classic

Boca Raton, Florida – All four quarters were a battle as both teams throw haymakers at each other over the course of the game. Back to Back goals by the Fighting Knights late in the game pushed them over the top against No. 12 Embry-Riddle 16-15. 


Score: Lynn 16 No. 12 Embry-Riddle 15
Records: Lynn (10-2, 1-1 SSC) Embry-Riddle (11-2, 1-2 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Florida
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  • The Fighting Knights came out of the locker room swinging, with Sydney Hill scoring the first goal of the game right away. The Eagles would strike back with their first goal of the game with 10 minutes left in the first quarter.
  • Lynn would outscore Embry-Riddle the final 10 minutes of the quarter to take a 4-2 lead going into the second quarter. Danielle FarinasIsabella Clark, and Mallory Jarka would all score in the quarter for the Fighting Knights.
  • The Eagles would have a strong second quarter to tie the game 7-7 going into halftime. Hill would score the game-tying goal, assisted by Jarka with no time left on the clock.
  • After the first goal of the quarter by the Eagles Danielle Farinas would score back-to-back goals to give Lynn a 9-8 lead, while also recording her 100th career point.
  • A quick response after an Embry-Riddle goal by Diane Dohler in her first game back from injury, giving Lynn a 10-9 lead. Kristyn Johnson would follow that with a goal of her own, assisted by Clark to take the lead going into the final quarter. The third quarter was a dog fight with Lynn coming out on top, outscoring Embry-Riddle 4-3 to take an 11-10 lead going into the fourth.
  • The fourth quarter was a back and forth affair with both teams having a one-point advantage at one time or another. Jarka, Hill, and Clark would all score big goals in the first half of the quarter to take a two-goal lead with 7:30 remaining. 
  • Embry-Riddle would climb back in the game with three straight goals to retake a 15-14 lead with a little over five minutes remaining in the fourth. Hill shot a rocket between the legs of the goalie to tie the game 15-15 with less than three minutes remaining in the game. A free position shot with 2:13 left in the fourth by Jarka was the final lead change of the game. The Fighting Knights would use a final defensive stand to seal the game with 32 seconds left. 
  • Ciara Moorman was dominant at the goalie position with 14 saves in 29 shot attempts by the Eagles.
  • Johnson, Farinas, and Jarka would combine for all 13 draw controls for the Fighting Knights, while Hill and Farinas took the game over offensively with four goals each. The playmaking duties were spread out throughout the game with four players having at least one assist.


The Fighting Knights will welcome Rollins to Bobby Campbell Stadium on Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 2:30 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.


Women’s Lacrosse Tripped Up at Lynn

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The 12th-ranked Embry-Riddle women’s lacrosse team got five goals and two assists from Murphy McDonough, but the Eagles were unable to get by Lynn as they fell to Fighting Knights 16-15 on the road on Saturday. The result was the Eagles’ second one-goal loss in as many games as they are now 11-2 overall and 1-2 in the Sunshine State Conference.
Two assists apiece on Saturday helped McDonough and Anna Maurer vault to the top of the Eagles’ single-season assist list. They are currently tied at 28 assists on the year, eclipsing the old mark of 26 set by Mya Watson in 2018.
ERAU bested Lynn (10-2, 1-1) in every category except on the scoreboard. The Eagles outshot the Fighting Knights 35-22 but struggled to finish with only three of their 12 free position shots finding the mark. ERAU won 22 of the 35 draw controls and were successful on all 12 of their clear attempts.
Lynn got the first goal of the game from Sydney Hill and went on to outscore the Eagles 4-2 in the first quarter.
McDonough recorded the first goal of the second period, but scores by Danielle Farinas and Isabella Clark reclaimed a two-goal advantage (5-3) for Lynn. After Clark’s goal at the 9:10 mark, the Eagles scored two of their three free position goals in quick succession and Alexa Zeruto added two more to help the Eagles overtake Lynn 7-6. The Eagle lead was short-lived, however, as a late goal by Lynn made it 7-7 at the half.
The third quarter was a back-and-forth affair as the teams traded goals throughout the period. With 1:36 left, McDonough scored her third goal of the frame for the third tie of the third, but once again, Lynn found a late goal with seven seconds showing on the clock to take an 11-10 lead into the fourth.
ERAU’s Aliza Garofalo opened the scoring in the fourth, but Lynn followed with back-to-back goals to match their largest lead (13-11) of the game. The margin was still two goals (14-12) in favor of the Fighting Knights with 7:28 remaining, but Garofalo, Ellie Daly and McDonogh accounted for three unanswered goals which put the Eagles back in front 15-14.
The Fighting Knights won the next draw and eventually got the ball to Hill who leveled the score (15-15) with 3:29 left to play. Lynn won the draw again, and this time a Mallory Jarka free position goal gave Lynn the 16-15 edge.
After Jarka’s goal, the Eagles won the draw and earned a free position shot of their own, but Lynn goalkeeper Ciara Moorman came up with a big save and Lynn was able to clear the ball out of danger to come away with the win.
The Eagles will return to south Florida on Wednesday to take on Palm Beach Atlantic in another SSC contest. Game time is slated for 6 p.m.