Saint Leo, Fla. – Jack Watson's recent return to the pitch for Lynn University's men's soccer team continued to produce important dividends this week as the senior's overtime penalty-kick strike was the decider Saturday night in the team's 2-1 Sunshine State Conference triumph at Saint Leo.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Lynn 2, Saint Leo 1 (OT)
Records: Lynn (8-2, 5-1 SSC), Saint Leo (2-9, 0-6 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Florida Tech leads 7-13-1
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- The Fighting Knights immediately opened up the scoring as Bruno Sanitz headed home a Max Herbert corner five minutes into the match.
- Lynn was five seconds away from a 1-0 victory before Saint Leo's Elias Niesigk netted the equalizer to send the game into overtime.
- Nearing the end of the first OT period, a Saint Leo foul inside the box sent Watson to the penalty spot as the striker buried home the game-winner with poise.
- Watson fired off a team-high six shots, with two hitting the frame. Sanitz logged four attempts total with Lukas Hombach and Logan Klipfel each getting a shot-on-goal.
- The Fighting Knights held advantages in shots (17-13) and corner kicks (6-3).
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Since his season debut on Sept. 26, Watson has two goals and an assist in four games, including game-winners in the past two outings. The senior forward has notched 24 goals in his Blue and White career, with 14 coming as game-winners.
- Sanitz ranks second on the team with three goals so far this season.
- Lynn has won six straight matches, with five by shutout and four via a 1-0 victory.
- The Lions are the only team in the SSC without a league win. Lynn is currently in a three-way tie atop the conference at 5-1.
- Herbert's four assists on the season lead the team and rank him in a tie for sixth-most in the SSC.
- Lynn has defeated Saint Leo in three straight seasons by a one-goal margin each time.
The Blue and White return home on Wednesday, Oct. 10 for a 6 p.m. clash with Barry.