Strong Second Half Defense Guides Men’s Lacrosse to Fifth Straight Victory
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s men’s lacrosse team outscored visiting Embry-Riddle 7-0 in the second half on Saturday as the Fighting Knights pulled away for a 13-5 Sunshine State Conference win. The Blue and White have now rattled off five consecutive victories.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 13, Embry-Riddle 5
Records: Lynn (8-3, 3-1 SSC), Embry-Riddle (8-6, 0-4 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 2-0
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Mikey Urso bolstered the offensive unit, tallying five points behind three goals and two assists.
- Conor Vaughan also registered a hat trick, ripping a career-high 10 shots and eight shots-on-goal.
- Caleb Wells, the third starting attackman, tacked on two goals.
- Offensive middies Xander Cosenza and Nick McCabe logged a goal and an assist apiece, while Chase Stokes and Jared Chaloux both found the back of the net once.
- Dryden Brous rounded out Lynn’s goal scorers, while winning 16-of-20 faceoffs with a game-high 12 ground balls.
- Conrad Rhein (2) and Daniel Luette (1) each got in the scorebook with assists.
- Collin McClelland earned the win in the cage, making five stops in 56 minutes of action.
- Evan P. Kalish led the defensive front with six ground balls and two caused turnovers.
- ERAU’s Coleman Jacobs scored four of his team’s five goals on the day. The Eagles’ goalie, Lucas Fraser, logged 19 saves.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Embry-Riddle’s men’s lacrosse team is in its second year of existence, as it was a requirement for the school to sponsor the sport upon joining the SSC last year.
- Last year, the Fighting Knights downed the Eagles in Daytona Beach, 17-5. Lynn outscored ERAU 6-0 in the second half, similar to today’s game.
- Brous improves his streak of 15+ faceoff wins and double-digit ground balls to seven consecutive games.
- Lynn was perfect on the clear (22-22) for the fourth time this season.
- The Fighting Knights hit the frame on 32 of their 46 shot attempts, good for a season-high 69.6 SOG%.
- Lynn has had six home games in the past 18 days.
The Fighting Knights head to Palm Beach Atlantic next week for their first away game in nearly a month, taking on the ‘Fish at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
@ERAUMLax Tripped Up at Lynn
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse team got four goals from Coleman Jacobs and a program-record 19 saves from Lucas Fraser on Saturday but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles fell to Lynn by a score of 13-5. The loss moves ERAU to 8-6 overall and 0-4 in conference play, while LU goes to 8-3 and 3-1 in SSC action.
Fraser stopped 19 of the 32 shots on goal he faced, setting a new single-game record in ERAU’s two-year history, besting Jerry Wilson’s 18-save effort against Alabama – Huntsville last year. Jacobs led all players with his four goals while Gavin Madden tallied the Eagles’ other goal. Kyle Dalrymple, Jacob Schripsema, and Ian Heggblod all notched assists as well, while Schripsema, Michael Forte, and Mitchell Cody each picked up a team-high five ground balls.
Lynn got the first goal of the game just over two minutes into the contest and extended the lead to 5-0 about 10 minutes later. Madden scored the lone Eagle goal of the first quarter with 2:33 remaining, and Fraser made eight saves in the quarter as ERAU ended the first down 5-1.
Jacobs scored four consecutive goals in the first nine minutes of the second quarter, drawing the Eagles even at 5-5. The Fighting Knights were able to get a goal with 4:47 left in the half but Fraser limited them to just the one goal in the frame, keeping Embry-Riddle within a goal at halftime.
Unfortunately for Fraser and the rest of the Eagles, the Lynn defense clamped down in the second half, keeping ERAU off the scoreboard for the remaining 30 minutes. The Fighting Knights notched six goals in the third and added one more in the fourth to account for the 13-5 final.
The Eagles return back home to take on Florida Tech on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.