Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fort Lewis prevails for third championship
December 4th, 2011 2:17AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[NCAA DIVISION II MEN] Berekk Blackwell's golden goal gave Fort Lewis a 3-2 win over Lynn for its third NCAA Division II men's championship since 2005. The goal capped off a wild game in which Lynn outshot the Skyhawks, 12-4, but could only score on a pair of long-range free kicks by German beach soccer international Harald Gracholski.

Blackwell scored on header off Joey Madigan's corner kick just 91 seconds into in the first overtime.

"I thought we knew it was going to be a tough game," said third-year FLC head coach Oige Kennedy, who also guided the Skyhawks to the 2009 NCAA Division II crown. "It was all pretty even and to go behind and come back and put yourself in the lead, then fall back again, to come out and win it in the end is tremendous. I think we did a good job settling down and finding our rhythm. They came out and shut us down, but we adjusted and won a national championship."

Lynn scored first on Gracholski's 25-yard free kick in the 14th minute, but Fort Lewis responded on an own goal in the 25th minute and freshman Kosta Kordistos' goal in the 32nd minute.

But Gracholski struck again with another free kick, this one from 30 yards out, to level the score at 2-2 in the 72nd minute.

"The own goal on our defender got them back into the game," said Lynn coach John Rootes. "Their heads were down and we had momentum. The fact that we outshot them is a very bitter pill to swallow for us. Our game plan was to pressure them and to make it difficult for them to play and we did in the first half. We had a number of opportunities in the first half, but too many misses on open shots."

FINAL:
Dec. 3 in Pensacola, Fla.
Fort Lewis 3 Lynn 2. Goals: own goal 25, Kordistos 9 (Dean) 32, Blackwell (Madigan) 92; Gracholski 12 (unassisted) 14, Gracholski 13 (unassisted) 72.
Att.: 343.
Fort Lewis -- Wirth, Blackwell, Kling, Sander, Piperkov, Capdepon Rodriguez, Casey Dean, Madigan, Cory Dean, Kordistos, Hoang. Sub: Kloes.
Lynn -- DiCerbo, Alfred, Sangha, Kutscher, Mertl, Magnusson, Wolf, Cadihle, Wehlert, Oudjidane, Gracholski. Subs: Maxson, Giwa, Halder, Eberhardt, Shorrocks.
Att.: 343.

SEMIFINALS:
Dec. 1 in Pensacola, Fla.

Fort Lewis 3 Millersville 0.
FLC: Fabian Kling 7 (pen.) 39
FLC: Kosta Kordistos 8 (Joey Madigan) 62
FLC: Derek Freeman 6 (Jordan Alexander) 89
Lynn 1 Franklin Pierce 0.
LYNN: Yocef Oudjidane 2 (Johnny Mertl) 84



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] Washington hosts Seattle Thursday in a men's derby that features a pair of nationally ...
Petermann leaves Knights to pursue pro career    
[UCF: Women] German Under-20 Women's World Cup hero Lena Petermann has decided not to return to ...
Terrapins rebound with impressive victory    
[MARYLAND-COASTAL CAROLINA: Men] Maryland, No. 5 in last week's Soccer America Top 25 rankings, picked up ...
Stolz gives Bruins solid platform to build upon    
[NORTH CAROLINA-UCLA: Men] German Leo Stolz, widely regarded as the top player in the men's ranks, ...
Waves' win significant for how they did it    
[PEPPERDINE-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] Pepperdine got a well-taken goal from Lynn Williams to break a scoreless deadlock ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 6 Georgetown played to a 0-0 tie on ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] U.S. international Sam Mewis and Kodi Lavrusky scored second-half goals to lead No. 1 ...
Overflow crowd watches Cardinals triumph in new stadium    
[LOUISVILLE-MARYLAND: Men] Ken Lolla's 100th win at Louisville was a memorable one as the No. 9 ...
Bruins show resiliency after going behind early    
[WAKE FOREST-UCLA: Men] Goals by Andrew Tusaazemajja, transfer Larry Ndjock and freshman Seyi Adekoya gave No. ...
Tar Heel keepers stymie Bruins in stalement    
[UCLA-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] No. 1 UCLA showed off its defensive prowess, holding No. 9 North Carolina ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives