Men’s Soccer Takes on Pair of Nationally-Ranked Opponents
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Despite picking up its second loss of the season, Lynn University’s 16th-ranked men’s soccer team still boasts a 7-2 overall record and 3-1 mark in the Sunshine State Conference. Unfortunately, the road ahead doesn’t get any easier with a pair of nationally-ranked opponents on the schedule this week for the Fighting Knights.
First up for the Blue & White is No. 10 Flagler (5-3-1) on Tuesday, October 4, in St. Augustine, Fla., followed by a showdown at No. 24 Saint Leo (5-3-0, 1-2-0 SSC) on Saturday, October 8. Both games are scheduled to kick-off at 7 p.m.
A loss this past Saturday should not overshadow the Knights’ 3-0 victory over Nova Southeastern earlier in the week. Michael Kutscher, Heiko Eberhardt and Youcef Oudjidane all scored for LU as it recorded its 25th win against the Sharks, the most against any opponent.
The Saints of Flagler started the season strong but dropped two consecutive matches last week. Since first meeting in 1986, Lynn has owned Flagler to the tune of a 16-0-1 all-time mark. Mack Hough paces the Saints offense with eight goals and 17 points while their defense has allowed nine goals in nine matches.
Saint Leo has also dropped two straight games, falling 2-0 at Eckerd and then 3-0 at West Florida. The Lions host Palm Beach Atlantic before welcoming the Fighting Knights to St. Leo, Fla. Joel Purkiss, Aaron Gendreau and Eric Herrera have combined for 14 of the team’s 22 goals and 10 of 14 assists. Saint Leo is 5-15 all-time against Lynn.
Fans can watch the Knights match at Flagler at www.UStreamtv/FlaglerAthletics and listen to their game at Saint Leo at LynnFightingKnights.com by selecting the Game Central icon.