via press release
Saint Leo, Fla. – Lynn University’s lacrosse team struggled to find the back of the cage in the second half on Saturday afternoon as the Fighting Knights saw a tight contest slip away in the fourth quarter, falling 11-5 to Saint Leo University in Sunshine State Conference action.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Saint Leo 11, Lynn 5
Records: Saint Leo (8-3, 1-2 SSC), #17 Lynn (8-4, 1-2 SSC)
Location: University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
All-time Series: Saint Leo leads 2-1
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Lynn notched the only goal of the first stanza as Blue & White keeper Pat Brothers opened the game with six saves.
- Following a stop with under three minutes to play, Brothers slung an outlet pass the entire length of the field to Anthony Rainone, who then found Mikey Urso in front of the cage for the score.
- Ryan Madigan initiated the scoring in a period where both sides would put away two. Madigan took a pass from Tyler Janvrin and sniped it through traffic into the top left corner.
- Saint Leo got on the board in an unfortunate situation as Dylan Yonts’ shot came off the crossbar, hitting Brothers in the back of the leg and trickling across the line.
- Lynn responded at the 5:03 mark following another quick transition. Brothers hit Peter Masters on an outlet, who streaked the left flank until finding Austin Jerhoff across the way for the score.
- Saint Leo answered from long range to cut Lynn’s lead to 3-2 at the break.
- The Lions opened up with two from Justin Robinson to grab their first lead of the game.
- The Fighting Knights responded with two quick ones. Janvrin and Jerhoff each buried outside shots off dishes from Rainone and Jacob Van Leenen.
- Robinson then netted the equalizer and his fourth of the game before the Lions put the pressure on late and grabbed the go-ahead after the two-minute warning.
- A massive eight total penalties were called in the final chapter, making for a sloppy fourth quarter that heavily favored the home side.
- Saint Leo closed with five unanswered to secure the win on its Senior Day.
STATS OF THE GAME:
- Jerhoff finished as the only Fighting Knight with a multi-goal game while Rainone tallied two of his squad’s five helpers.
- Five different Fighting Knights recorded a caused turnover on the day.
- A 12-to-4 advantage on the faceoff for Saint Leo led to a busy day for Brothers, who recorded a season-high 16 saves.
- Robinson, who entered the game with two goals on eight shots this season, had a career day with five goals on six shots.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- The Fighting Knights defeated the Lions in last year’s regular-season finale to clinch a berth in the SSC postseason.
- Brothers’ 16 stops marks the highest from a Lynn netminder in a game this season.
- Lynn’s five goals was a season-low.
Lynn returns home for Senior Night on Saturday, April 16 when the Florida Southern Mocs come to Bobby Campbell Stadium at 7 p.m.
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