BOCA RATON – Edward Spansk netted his fifth goal of the season to knot the game at one before 9th-ranked Lynn would score just before halftime, and another in the second half for a 3-1 win.
The Moccasins (4-5-2, 0-3-1 Sunshine State Conference) would have their work cut out for them as they faced not only the No. 9 team in Division II on the road, but also the national leader in goals and points in sophomore Chris Hellmann. Hellmann also came into the game just one assist behind the national-leading mark of seven held by as many players. They would handle the pressure well in the first half as they went into the break with an advantage in fouls and were even in corners and saves.
In the 3rd minute, Hellmann would convert on his sixth of seven penalty kick attempts on the season. He would stretch his lead in the category to 15 just 2 minutes before the end of the half.
Florida Southern would generate most of its opportunities off the counter attack, including the equalizer in the 7th minute. Senior midfielder Mitchell Francois (Frisco, Texas) took the ball from the Fighting Knights' goalie after he mishandled a cross, and sent it to the top of the box to Spansk for the finish.
Mocs freshman goalkeeper Anthony Whyte certainly proved his worth in his first career start making six difficult saves while facing 21 shots. The Mississauga, Ontario, native was forced to dive and sprawl over what seemed like the entire box to keep the ball out of the net.
Lynn's (9-1-1, 4-0-1 Sunshine State Conference) final goal came in the 57th minute off the foot of Nicolas Mortensen.
Florida Southern returns home Wednesday for a rematch against 21st-ranked Tampa for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.