Lynn upsets No. 5 Clayton State
Roundup: No. 1 Northern Kentucky dominates with 12-0 win
BOCA RATON, Fla. –- There may have been lightning in the air but, Lynn was electrifying on the pitch Friday afternoon, topping No. 5 Clayton State 2-1 in the second game of the Wyndham Garden Inn Soccer Classic. Harald Gracholski notched his second consecutive game-winning goal as the Fighting Knights pulled off the upset in a lightning-shorted match.
Clayton State held a 1-0 until the 47th minute when the Lakers’ Roger Boniface was whistled for red card inside the penalty box. That gave Lynn the opportunity to tie on the penalty kick, and Heiko Eberhardt cashed in on the chance.
Up a man, Lynn took the lead for good in the 71st minute when Gracholski scored the go-ahead goal off a deflection. The game was shortened to 80 minutes due to weather.
No. 1 Northern Kentucky 12, Kentucky Wesleyan 0
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Nine different players tallied on the scoresheet for Northern Kentucky in a 12-0 victory against Kentucky Wesleyan to open Great Lakes Valley Conference play on Friday night.
With the win, the top-ranked Norse improve to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in GLVC play. The Panthers fall to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.
Ben Rascona, Michael Bartlett and Ruffin Lumbala each tallied two goals while Mohammad Salhieh added a goal and a record-tying four assists for the Norse.
No. 2 Rollins 3, West Florida 0
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Despite outshooting the opponents 9-8 with several near-misses and dangerous attacking opportunities, West Florida fell to No. 2 Rollins in a 3-0 decision late Friday night at Barker Family Stadium. The Argonauts fell to 1-2 with the loss, while the Tars escaped with an undefeated 3-0 record.
An evenly played first half ended on a sour note for UWF, as Rollins scored with less than two minutes left in the half to take a 1-0 lead. Justin Clark sent in a serve from the right sideline, and Rob Crowley collected the pass and converted an open shot for his second goal of the year.
No. 3 Midwestern State 3, Colorado State-Pueblo 1
PUEBLO, Colo. - No. 3 Midwestern State spotted Colorado State-Pueblo an early lead in the Mustangs first road test of the 2011 season Friday night at Rawlings Complex.
After adjusting the length of the turf and the thin mountain air, the Mustangs rallied for a pair of goals in a 60-second stretch and hung on to claim a 3-1 result to extend their regular season unbeaten streak to 35 matches.