Tampa, Fla. – The road came to end for the 2017 Lynn University lacrosse team on a hot Friday afternoon as the third-seeded Fighting Knights fell into a scoring drought in the second half in a 13-6 setback to second-seeded Florida Tech in the Sunshine State Conference Semifinals. The Blue and White reached the SSC Tournament for the second time in the program's four-year existence.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Florida Tech 13, Lynn 6
Records: Florida Tech (8-6), Lynn (6-7)
Location: Naimoli Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Florida Tech leads 4-1
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- Lynn netted the first goal of the game on a Tully Wise unassisted strike, but that would be the last time the Fighting Knights held a lead for the remainder of the game.
- Johnny Gavin was the only Lynn player to find the back of the net multiple times, scoring twice on four shots. He also picked up four ground balls.
- Nick Howard notched three points behind a goal and two assists.
- Mikey Urso and Austin Jerhoff rounded out Lynn's goal scorers with freshman Colin O'Hara recording his second assist of the season on Urso's strike.
- Dryden Brous won nine of his 15 faceoff attempts and picked up a game-high six ground balls.
- Collin McClelland wrapped up his freshman campaign in net with his sixth double-digit save performance, finishing with 10 stops.
- Lynn has made appearances in the SSC Semifinals in 2015 and 2017. This year's third-seed was the team's highest seeding.
- The Fighting Knights came out on top of a three-way coin flip tiebreaker at the end of the regular season to claim the No. 3 seed.
- Jerhoff finishes his career as the program's all-time leader in points (141), goals (95), assists (46), shots (244), and shots on goal (176).
- Shaun McDonald and Brian Kiel finish as the program's top two most tenured players with 53 and 52 appearances, respectively. McDonald's 41 career caused turnovers is the most-ever by a Fighting Knight.
- Urso set the school's single-season assist record this year with 20 while Brous' 67.6 faceoff winning percentage is a new program mark. Brous was three ground balls shy of the single-season record.