BOCA RATON, Fla.- It was a beautiful day on the campus of Lynn University for the lacrosse team to host the first game in school history at the brand new Bobby Campbell Stadium. Unfortunately the Fighting Knights fell, 18-7, to Colorado Mesa (4-2), but there was much to be celebrated. Taylor Ferrino recorded 20 saves in the loss while Tyler Janvrin had his first career hat trick.
Colorado Mesa's Tom Hurley scored the first goal of the game with 9:05 remaining in the first quarter. The Mavericks would score once more to take a 2-0 lead heading into the second quarter. Michael Beimford opened the second quarter with a goal at 14:40 to take a 3-0 lead for CMU.
Tyler Janvrin scored the first Lynn goal on Malfitano Field when Chris D'Angelo passed to Janvrin just outside the crease. Colorado Mesa scored four more goals in the second quarter to take an 8-1 lead at halftime.
CMU scored the first two goals in the second half before Dante Egan scored unassisted to cut Lynn's deficit to 9-2. Austin Pridham scored unassisted at 9:12 for the Maverick's 10th goal but the Blue & White answered back less than a minute later when Joey Bacarella found Danny Egan who fired a shot past Colorado Mesa's goalkeeper for Lynn to trail 10-3. Brian Kiel scored unassisted with 1:34 remaining in the third quarter.
Lynn opened the fourth quarter in a 12-4 hole which expanded when Michael Beimford and Hurley each scored for the Mavericks in the first five minutes of the quarter. Kiel scored his second unassisted goal of the game with 7:25 remaining in regulation. CMU scored four unanswered goals over the next four minutes before Janvrin scored back-to-back goals in the final two minutes of play, his second goal was assisted by D'Angelo.
D'Angelo tabbed a career-best 20-of-26 face off wins at the 'x' for the Blue & White while also grabbing a career-high 15 ground balls. CMU's goalkeeper Brad Brandenburg stopped four shots while earning the win between the pipes for the Mavericks while Pridham scored the only hat trick for his team. Six other Mavericks had multi-goal games.
Janvrin's hat trick comes as the first for Lynn University at Bobby Campbell Stadium while it also marked his fifth multi-goal game of the season and put him in sole possession of second most goals on the season for Lynn. Kiel's multi-goal game also marked his fifth of the season.
Lynn (1-7) returns to Malfitano Field for the first night game at Bobby Campbell Stadium on Wednesday, April 2, when the Blue & White host Florida Southern in Sunshine State Conference action. Face off is set for 7:00 p.m. under the lights. Fans can follow the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com. Don't forget to 'Like' us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.