Fighting Knights Live Up to Billing; Take Down Fish 3-1
September 24, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director
BOCA RATON, Fla.- Facing quite possibly their toughest opponent of the season in #2-ranked Lynn University, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s soccer team put together a solid effort but were unable to come away with a result as LU utilized two second-half goals to take the victory.
Improving to 8-0 on the season, the Fighting Knights got on the board first as they pushed across a goal from Kyle Conrad in the 29th minute. Conrad rebounded his own shot as his first attempt hit the post only to see it rifle back to him for an easy rebound goal.
LU held the advantage in shots in the first half with an eight to six lead however the Sailfish once again proved they could hold their own against the Knights.
Ten minutes into the second-half, LU would strike again as Lee Porter received a redirect from teammate Nano Short off a corner kick that found its way into the back of the net past PBA keeper Joe Yurchak.
Leading 2-0 and continuing to possess the ball very efficiently, the Knights ran into their first problem midway through the second period when PBA junior Cheyne Roberts got the Sailfish on the board with one of the finest goals many on-lookers had ever seen.
Senior Chance Sumner lofted the ball through the middle of the box where Roberts trapped the ball with his chest, turned and kicked the ball into the upper 90 past LU goalkeeper Adam Alcock leaving fans from both sides in awe.
Now trailing just 2-1, the Sailfish would once again try and move things forward as they looked for the equalizer. That strategy would come up short however as the Fighting Knights pushed across one more score from the leg of Gabe Toboada in the 81st minute to extend their lead and close out the match.
Yurchak finished the contest with seven saves while Alcock collected three saves in goal for Lynn. The Knights outshot PBA 8-1 in the second half.
Now 5-2, the loss to LU snapped PBA’s winning streak at three after recent victories at Florida Tech, at Delta State University, and at Christian Brothers University.
The Fish will look to get back on track next week as they continue their recent road swing with a trip to Miami Shores for a date with Barry University at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 30th.