FloridaTech Tops Lynn on Senior Night

MELBOURNE, Fla. Florida Tech (3-8, 1-3 SSC) registered its first ever Sunshine State Conference victory on Saturday evening, defeating Lynn University (1-9, 0-4 SSC), 19-5, at Hustler Stadium. Prior to the game, midfielder Evan Ryan was honored and the senior capped off his Panther career scoring a goal in front of FIT's home crowd, followed by a water shower courtesy of his teammates.

With the win, FIT earned its sixth win at Hustler Stadium and concluded the 2014 season with a 1-4 home record.

Freshmen stole the show as Nick Wynne scored four goals and recorded two assists for a career-high six points and Charlie Morrisette added three goals. Goalie Zack Kunkel (1-1, 1-1 SSC) earned his first collegiate win following a 10-save performance and faceoff specialist Travis Wunder finished with nine ground balls and 14 of 17 on faceoffs. His 55 ground balls are now the most in FIT single season history.

Brian Bacarella finished with two goals and a career best four assists, Mike Marshner added two goals and three assists, and Andrew Conley found the net for two goals. Ryan, CJ Nichols, Christian Isola, Ryan Jennis, Alex Carlson and Ben Abell each scored one goal. Jordan Carlock and Mike Cherry caused a combined five turnovers. Carlock's 18 caused turnovers are the most in FIT single season history.

The Panthers took a commanding 6-0 lead and closed out the opening quarter with a 6-1 advantage. Following penalties on both teams, FIT continued to score at will and added three unanswered goals in the first three minutes of the second frame. At halftime, the Crimson and Gray led 11-3.

Florida Tech scored four goals in the third and five in the fourth (four straight to begin the quarter) to take the inaugural meeting against Lynn.

For the Fighting Knights, Danny Egan scored all five goals and goalie Taylor Ferrino (1-9, 0-4 SSC) made a career-high 22 saves but was tagged with the loss.

The Panthers close out their 2014 season on the road at No. 13 Florida Southern College on Saturday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m.

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Melbourne, Fla.- Lynn University's lacrosse team (1-9) lost to Florida Tech, 19-5, on Saturday night in Sunshine State Conference action. Junior Danny Egan scored a career-high five goals for his first hat trick of the season. Lynn falls to 0-4 in SSC play while FIT earns its first conference win and improves to 3-8 overall and 1-3 in the SSC.

Florida Tech took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter before Egan scored his first goal with nine seconds remaining after FIT's goalkeeper Zack Kunkel stopped a shot by Chris D'Angelo. Egan got the rebound and fired from point-blank to put Lynn on the board.

Tyler Janvrin found Egan with 9:15 remaining in the first half for his tenth assist of the season and Egan's second goal of the game. Egan scored again with 3:30 left in the second quarter when Brian Kiel found him just outside the crease. FIT held an 11-3 lead heading into halftime.

Egan's fourth goal game with 7: 03 left in the third quarter for the Fighting Knights to trail 13-4. Harrison Lynch was credited with the assist, his first as a member of the Blue & White. Lynn's final goal, by Egan, was scored unassisted with 4:28 left in regulation when he scooped loose ball outside the crease past the Panthers keeper.

The Panthers offense was led by Brian Bacarella, younger brother to Lynn senior attackman Joey Bacarella. He scored two goals while dishing out four assists for six points. Nick Wynne had four goals for FIT and two assists to match Bacarella's game-high six points.

Taylor Ferrino made a career-best 22 saves in goal for Lynn while Chris D'Angelo had a team-high five ground balls. Egan's five goals marked his second multi-goal game of his career.

Lynn returns home Saturday, April 12, for the final game of its innagural season when the Blue & White hosts No. 4 Tampa. Face off is set for 7:00 p.m. at Bobby Campbell Stadium.

2014-04-06



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