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Bowling Green Athletics | September 3, 2014

BG's Flynn scores five goals in first half

  Pat Flynn heads in his fifth goal of the first half against Findlay on Tuesday.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Bowling Green sophomore Pat Flynn exploded for five goals -- all in the first half -- as the Falcons flew past Findlay 8-0 on Tuesday night. The non-conference match was held at Cochrane Field on the BGSU campus.

With the win, the Falcons improve to 2-0-0 on the young season.

Flynn's total of five goals tied the school single-match record. A sophomore transfer from DePaul, he now has scored six goals in the first two games of his BGSU career.

Flynn matched the BGSU record originally set by Don Popp, who scored five goals in a match against Toledo on Sept. 16, 1981. The Falcons won that contest vs. the Rockets by an 11-0 outcome.

Senior Danny Baraldi, sophomore Joe Sullivan and freshman Brad Macomber also scored goals in Tuesday's win against UF. Macomber's goal was the first collegiate marker of his young career.

Flynn had a total of 11 points on the night, with an assist in addition to his five-goal output. Redshirt sophomore Max Auden, true soph Jacob Roth and freshman Prayag Jina each had two assists vs. the Oilers, while junior Ryan James, Sullivan and Flynn had one apiece.

The Falcons exploded for seven goals in the first half, with the last five coming in a span of under 13 minutes, to erase any doubt about the outcome. The lone second-half goal came off the boot of Macomber with just over three minutes left in the match.

Redshirt sophomore goalkeepers Nick Landsberger and Ryan Heuton combined for the shutout, playing 45 minutes each. Landsberger was not called upon to make a save, while Heuton had one save in the second half.

BGSU had commanding advantages of 23-6 in total shot attempts and 15-1 in shots on goal. Findlay goalkeeper Joe McClanahan made five saves in the first half, before Ben Richter came on to work the second period and made two saves.

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