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Lynn bounces Rollins

Soccer, Men's, Division II, Rollins, Sunshine State

Sunshine State Tournament

SAINT LEO, Fla. -- Second-seeded Rollins (16-2-0) fought back late but it wasn’t enough on Friday evening, eventually falling to the third-seed Lynn 2-1 in the Sunshine State Conference tournament semifinal.

Senior Philipp Schad scored the Tars’ only goal while Jake Furman and Michael O’Neill tallied a goal apiece for the Fighting Knights.

Keneil Baker suffered the loss in goal for Rollins, allowing the two goals and made two saves in 90 minutes. His counterpart, Kevin Shields, earned the win, also playing the full 90 minutes, making six saves.

The Tars outshot Lynn, 15-7, while both teams took seven corners.

After a scoreless first half, the Fighting Knights struck first when Furman converted a penalty in the 58th minute to give Lynn a 1-0 lead. Baker was whistled for the foul in the box, resulting in the PK attempt for the Knights.

Lynn then extended its lead in the 78th minute when O’Neill volleyed a Furman corner past Baker.

Schad would answer less then a minute later, chipping a shot over Shields to pull Rollins back within a goal but it proved to be too little, too late as the Tars fell for the second week in a row after opening the season 16-0-0.

The Fighting Knights will now play for their 11th SSC crown at 1 p.m. Sunday against the winner of top-seeded Saint Leo and fourth-seeded Barry.

Rollins will now wait for the Division II Men's Soccer Selection Show on Monday.

Barry 4, No. 1 Saint Leo 3

SAINT LEO, Fla. -- It started with an opposing goal, and 105 minutes later ended the same way as the top-seeded Lions were shocked by No. 4 seed Barry 4-3 in double overtime in the semifinal round of the 2013 Sunshine State Conference Championships at University Field on Friday night.

Despite holding what felt like a strong advantage after answering a two goal deficit earlier in the contest, the Lions (13-2-1) saw a through ball catch the foot of Thomas Coombes who had to deal directly with Saint Leo 'keeper Manuel Schoenhuber at the top of the 18-yard box. Schoenhuber successfully dealt with Coombes, but the deflection landed square in front of Nico Gercke, who centered the ball with one touch and slotted it home uncontested.

Barry advances to the Championship Game to face archrival No. 3 Lynn, who defeated No. 2 seed Rollins 2-1 earlier in the day. The Bucs and Fightning Knights will kick off at 1 p.m.

The Lions will await NCAA selections which will be released on Sunday night. Saint Leo, currently second in the South Region, looks to get into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.

GLVC Tournament

No. 9 Indianapolis 3, Drury 2

QUINCY, Ill. -- It took almost an extra two minutes, but Indianapolis earned its 11th consecutive victory in a 3-2 overtime win against Drury in the semifinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship Tournament on Friday.

With the victory, the second-seeded Greyhounds advance to their second GLVC final in program history.

The Greyhounds (15-2-2) got on the scoresheet first in the 23rd minute, with Brett Greubel scoring at close-range in the center of the box on a cross from Ngwese Ebangwese, good for his third goal of the year.

Daniel Wellmann pushed the UIndy lead to 2-0 in the 31st minute, converting on his second penalty kick of the season after a Drury (13-7-0) foul on Reid Strain in the box. The PK was good for the defender's fifth score of the season.

The teams went into the half with the Greyhounds holding a 2-0 lead. After the intermission, the Panthers scored in the 73rd and 85th minutes to force the extra time with the match knotted 2-2.

It took just 1:53 for UIndy to seal the victory, with Strain notching his fifth goal of the year. Strain beat the keeper after taking a cross into the box from the near side off the foot of Ebangwese.

The Greyhounds advance to Sunday's GLVC championship to face the winner of Friday's second semifinal between host and top-seeded Quincy and four-seed Rockhurst.