Shorter Uses 4-0 Q2 Run to Down Lynn

ROME--Matt Kristiansen led the way with five goals as the Hawks topped the Fighting Knights of Lynn, 14-9, Friday afternoon at Ben Brady Field. The win improves Shorter to 3-4 on the season, and snaps a two game skid.

Lynn Scored first with 14:18 to play, but the Hawks answered a minute later to tie the game as Kristiansen netted his first goal. The Fighting Knights regained the lead, with back-to-back goals from Dante Egan and Brian Kiel making it a 3-1 game. Kristiansen cut the lead to one with 7:25 remaining in the period, but three minutes later Lynn went back up by two. Shorter closed out the frame with goals from Zachery Dirkse and Kristiansen to take a tie game into the second quarter.

The Hawks added four goals during the second period, while holding Lynn to one, to hold an 8-5 advantage at halftime.

The third frame was all Shorter as Kristiansen, James VandenBrink, Tyler Schott, Dirkse, and VanKauwenberg each netted goals; giving the Hawks a 13-5 lead. The Fighting Knights mounted a comeback in the fourth, scoring four times, but it wasn't enough as Ben Janes netted a goal to give Shorter the win, 14-9.

JR Willers played the complete game in goal for the Hawks; making 12 saves on 21 shots faced.

In addition to Kristiansen's five goals; Dirkse, VanKauwenberg, and Jack Currier, all finished with two goals each.

Shorter held the advantage 27-17 in groundballs, and outshot Lynn 41-31; while the Fighting Knights led in face-off wins 14-13.

The Hawks will be back in action Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm from Ben Brady Field as Belmont Abbey visits Rome, Ga.

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ROME, Ga.- Lynn fell to Shorter, 14-9, on Friday night in the first road game of the season. The Fighting Knights were led by Dante Egan who had his first hat trick as a Fighting Knights, while Tyler Janvrin had two goals and an assist. Taylor Ferrino made 13 saves in goal including five in the third quarter.

Lynn came out hot in the first quarter, scoring four goals. The first two came in the opening three minutes both by Egan. Brian Kiel scored for the Fighting Knights to put them ahead, 3-1, but SU's Matt Kristiansen scored his second goal to cut the Blue & White's lead to one. Janvrin scored with 4:41 remaining in the quarter but the Hawks would finish with two more goals to knot the scoreboard at 4-all.

Shorter scored four unanswered goals to open the second quarter before Christ D'Angelo found the back of the net to cut Lynn's deficit to 8-5 with 9:14 remaining in the half. Neither team would score as the clock wound down to halftime for Shorter to hold a three-goal advantage.

After the break the Hawks added five more goals in the third quarter while holding Lynn to just two shots. The Blue & White rallied in the fourth quarter, scoring four consecutive goals, but it was not enough to overcome Shorter.

D'Angelo won 11 of 18 face-offs for Lynn while picking up a team-high six ground balls. Turnovers plagued the Blue & White, who had 24 in the loss and nine alone in the third quarter. Shorter was led by Kristiansen who scored a game-high five goals while adding an assist.

Lynn returns to the field on Sunday, March 16, in Atlanta, Ga., when the Fighting Knight's take on Lenoir-Rhyne at 12:00 p.m.


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