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@FloridaTechMLax Earns First Home Win of Season on Senior Night
Evan Ryan scored hist first goal of the season on senior night Saturday. Photos by Amanda Stratford Photography.
Evan Ryan scored hist first goal of the season on senior night Saturday. Photos by Amanda Stratford Photography.
MELBOURNE, Fla. (Men’s Lacrosse) – Florida Tech (3-8, 1-3 SSC) registered its first ever Sunshine State Conference victory on Saturday evening, defeating Lynn University (1-9, 0-4 SSC), 19-5, at Hustler Stadium. Prior to the game, midfielder Evan Ryan was honored and the senior capped off his Panther career scoring a goal in front of FIT’s home crowd, followed by a water shower courtesy of his teammates.

With the win, FIT earned its sixth win at Hustler Stadium and concluded the 2014 season with a 1-4 home record.

Nick Wynne scored four goals and recorded two assists for a career-high six points and Charlie Morrisette added three goals. Goalie Zack Kunkel (1-1, 1-1 SSC) earned his first collegiate win following a 10-save performance and faceoff specialist Travis Wunder finished with nine ground balls and 14-of-17 on faceoffs. His 55 ground balls are now the most in FIT single season history.

Brian Bacarella finished with two goals and a career best four assists, Mike Marshner added two goals and three assists, and Andrew Conley found the net for two goals. Ryan, CJ Nichols, Christian Isola, Ryan Jennis, Alex Carlson and Ben Abell each scored one goal. Jordan Carlock and Mike Cherry caused a combined five turnovers. Carlock’s 18 caused turnovers are the most in FIT single season history.

The Panthers took a commanding 6-0 lead and closed out the opening quarter with a 6-1 advantage. Following penalties on both teams, FIT continued to score at will and added three unanswered goals in the first three minutes of the second frame.  At halftime, the Crimson and Gray led 11-3.

Florida Tech scored four goals in the third and five in the fourth (four straight to begin the quarter) to take the inaugural meeting against Lynn.

For the Fighting Knights, Danny Egan scored all five goals and goalie Taylor Ferrino (1-9, 0-4 SSC) made a career-high 22 saves but was tagged with the loss.

The Panthers close out their 2014 season on the road at No. 13 Florida Southern College on Saturday, April 12 at 12 p.m.
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