Melbourne, Fla.- Lynn University's lacrosse team (1-9) lost to Florida Tech, 19-5, on Saturday night in Sunshine State Conference action. Junior Danny Egan scored a career-high five goals for his first hat trick of the season. Lynn falls to 0-4 in SSC play while FIT earns its first conference win and improves to 3-8 overall and 1-3 in the SSC.
Florida Tech took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter before Egan scored his first goal with nine seconds remaining after FIT's goalkeeper Zack Kunkel stopped a shot by Chris D'Angelo. Egan got the rebound and fired from point-blank to put Lynn on the board.
Tyler Janvrin found Egan with 9:15 remaining in the first half for his tenth assist of the season and Egan's second goal of the game. Egan scored again with 3:30 left in the second quarter when Brian Kiel found him just outside the crease. FIT held an 11-3 lead heading into halftime.
Egan's fourth goal game with 7: 03 left in the third quarter for the Fighting Knights to trail 13-4. Harrison Lynch was credited with the assist, his first as a member of the Blue & White. Lynn's final goal, by Egan, was scored unassisted with 4:28 left in regulation when he scooped loose ball outside the crease past the Panthers keeper.
The Panthers offense was led by Brian Bacarella, younger brother to Lynn senior attackman Joey Bacarella. He scored two goals while dishing out four assists for six points. Nick Wynne had four goals for FIT and two assists to match Bacarella's game-high six points.
Taylor Ferrino made a career-best 22 saves in goal for Lynn while Chris D'Angelo had a team-high five ground balls. Egan's five goals marked his second multi-goal game of his career.
Lynn returns home Saturday, April 12, for the final game of its innagural season when the Blue & White hosts No. 4 Tampa. Face off is set for 7:00 p.m. at Bobby Campbell Stadium. Fans can follow the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com. Don't forget to 'Like' us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.