Men's Soccer Comes Up Short in Strong Effort at No. 6-Ranked Lynn
October 18, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
BOCA RATON, Fla.- The Sailfish men’s soccer team squared off on Saturday evening against Palm Beach County rival Lynn University at Bobby Campbell Stadium and despite a terrific effort came up just shy of knocking off the No. 6-ranked (NSCAA) Fighting Knights by a 2-1 score.
The Sailfish (6-5-2) came out firing on all cylinders in the opening minutes of the match and took a 1-0 lead when striker Jermaine Metz came away with his third goal of the campaign in just the 11th minute of the contest.
The score by Metz came following an assist from sophomore Lucas Coutinho and was a measure of the team’s early success as they put together a number of strong runs in the early stages of the match.
Some unfortunate luck struck the Sailfish side in the 25th minute however when a cross into the box by a Lynn player struck the leg of a PBA defender and deflected into the net for an own goal. The bad bounce left the ‘Fish needing to regroup as they hoped to push forward for a go-ahead goal.
Things remained 1-1 into halftime as PBA trailed 5-3 in shots to the home team in the first-half.
The second period began with physical play on both sides as it took until the 62nd minute for LU to break through for what would be the game-winning goal as Matthias Jaenicke delivered a rocket to the back of the net following a previous shot attempt from another LU player.
Although the ‘Fish would put together a few more promising runs down the stretch the resilient play of the Knights (11-1-1) would keep the Sailfish at bay.
Steeven Raymont collected one save in the loss for PBA who has now dropped their last four matches.
They will look to right the ship in their next outing when they travel to Florida Tech on Saturday, Oct. 25th at 7 pm. The ‘Fish and Panthers played to a 2-2 tie back on September 9th in West Palm Beach.