Wolves drop road matches to Sailfish, Fighting Knights


BOCA RATON, Fla. – In a game that brought 24 shots from Lynn University, the Newberry (1-3) defense stood strong to keep themselves right on the heels of the Fighting Knights (2-2) in Sunday’s 1-0 loss.

On Friday, the Wolves were on the wrong end of a 4-0 final in West Palm Beach. The Sailfish (2-2) scored all four of their goals in the second half of a game where they ripped off 42 shots, 20 of which were on frame.

Friday’s match — West Palm Beach 4, Newberry College 0

The Newberry College Wolves (1-2) were on the wrong end of a 4-0 final in West Palm Beach on Friday. The Sailfish (2-2) scored all four of their goals in the second half of a game where they ripped off 42 shots, 20 of which were on frame.

Sailfish forward Lisa Caprara tallied the first goal of the game in the 70th minute and then followed up with her second goal six minutes later, as she used her speed to get behind the Wolves defenders. Shannon Berg and Kelly Giddes added the third and fourth goals for the Sailfish.

KodiJean Johnson recorded 15 saves in goal for Newberry, including two highlight reel stops in the 31st minute. After a diving save off a PBA free kick, Sailfish player Kylee Rullo was right on the door step for the rebound, however Johnson regrouped for another miraculous save to keep the game knotted at zero.

Both teams were very aggressive early on as the first half yielded 17 fouls.

Newberry finished the game with nine shots, five of which came from senior Lindsay Huber, who almost gave the Wolves the lead in the 59th minute. Huber rifled a shot from the top of the box but PBA goalkeeper Isabelle Granlund was there to make the diving stop.

Erika Linch, who had a hat trick vs. FMU on Wednesday, also recorded three shots on goal for the Wolves.

Sunday’s match — Lynn University 1, Newberry College 0

Jordyn Turner put the Fighting Knights on the board first in the 16th minute of the match on a well placed cross from teammate Alexis Vasquez. Turner finished the match with four shots.

Minutes later, Lynn found themselves on the doorstep again after a strange bounce landed at the feet of Donish Cole, who sped her way past the Newberry defense. But Wolves goalkeeper KodiJean Johnson was up to the task with an excellent save to keep the game at 1-0. Cole had five shots for Lynn, three of which were on frame.

With just 30 seconds left, the Fighting Knights had a chance to build their lead going into the half on a free kick from about 20 yards out. Johnson was in great position in front of the net as the ball landed right in her lap. The Newberry keeper ended the first half with seven saves for the Wolves. Korina Martinez was in goal for Newberry in the second half and added one save.

Despite the early goal from Lynn who came off a game against No. 1 ranked Columbus State on Friday, the Wolves’ defenders kept themselves in the match minimizing easy opportunities for the Fighting Knights’ offense.

Newberry begins conference play Wednesday as they take on the Catawba Indians in Salisbury, N.C., at 5 p.m.

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This release was provided by Newberry College.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

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