Lynn Falls in First Home Night Game to No. 14 Florida Southern

BOCA RATON, Fla.- As the sunset painted a picturesque scene on the brand new Bobby Campbell Stadium on the campus of Lynn, the first-year lacrosse team took the field for the first home night game in school history. Lynn lost the Sunshine State Conference game to No. 14 Florida Southern, 19-1, but a sold-out crowd gave the stadium the feel of a post season match-up. Tyler Janvrin's lone goal marked the first Lynn goal to be scored under the lights at Malfitano Field.

The Moccasins (8-3) scored seven goals in the opening quarter of the game while Lynn's freshman goalkeeper Taylor Ferrino stopped six shots from getting through. FCS's Grant VanOverbeke had a hat trick in the opening frame while Chris Murphy and Cody Dyer each had two assists. Lynn was able to get off two shots in the opening fifteen minutes, one each by Brian Kiel and Joey Bacarella. The Mocs added eight more goals in the second quarter to lead 15-0 at halftime.

Ferrino made 14 saves in goal for before Lynn's back-up goalkeeper Jason Conner came in for the final 18 minutes of play. Conner allowed just one goal, by Stephen Boyle in the fourth quarter, while making seven saves in between the pipes. Janvrin scored Lynn's first and only goal of the game with 7:43 left in regulation. Chris D'Angelo led the team with six ground balls while winning 5 of 13 face-offs.

Dyer and VanOverbeke each had six points for the Mocs with Dyer's four goals being a game-high. Dan Krispinsky won 12 of 16 face-offs while grabbing a team-high seven ground balls. Six members of the FSC squad had multi-goal games.

Lynn will hit the road for one last time this season on Saturday, March 5, when the Fighting Knights take on Florida Tech at 7:00 p.m. in Melbourne, Fla.

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BOCA RATON - In the first night game in the long history of Lynn University athletics, No. 14 Florida Southern took down the host Fighting Knights, 18-1, in Sunshine State Conference action at Bobby Campbell Stadium.

With their fourth consecutive win, the Moccasins improve to 8-3 on the season and 2-1 in the SSC as they look to improve their seeding for the approaching conference tournament. For the Fighting Knights, who are in their first year as a program, their record drops to 1-8 and 0-3 in the Sunshine State Conference.

Freshman Cody Dyer (Slingerlands, N.Y.) scored the game's first goal at 11:28 of the opening period. Dyer assisted on the first goal from freshman Grant VanOverbeke (Rosemount, Min.), while the second goal from VanOverbeke came off a dish from senior Chris Murphy (Camillus, N.Y.) to put the score at 3-0 with plenty more Moccasin goals still to come.

Murphy set up Dyer for his second goal of the game before senior Shane Tompkins (Bear, Del.) put his name in the scorebook with a goal off a pass from Dyer to make it a 5-0 goal lead for FSC. VanOverbeke completed the hat-trick at 2:56 with junior Dane Sorensen (Victoria, British Columbia) on the assist, and freshman Andrew Fisher (Monkton, Md.) found the back of the net 44 seconds later for his first score of the evening. Florida Southern ended the first quarter leading 7-0 against an overmatched Fighting Knight squad.

Florida Southern's eighth goal of the contest came off the stick of senior Kevin Naslonski (East Setauket, N.Y.) 43 seconds into the second quarter with VanOverbeke tallying his first assist of the quarter. Senior Dan Krispinsky (Fort Myers, Fla.) scored his second goal of the season in as many games off a face-off ground ball to put the Mocs up 10-0 with 14:11 still to play in the half.

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2014-04-02



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