[NCAA DIVISION II TOURNAMENT] A year after losing in the title game, Lyon won the NCAA Division II men's championship with a 3-2 win over Saginaw Valley State
in the final in Evans, Ga. The title was the fifth for the Fighting Knights.
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Lynn took the lead with two goals off set pieces in the first half, the first by Johnny Mertl off a corner kick and the second on Yannick Braeuer's header.
The game seemed to be over when Anthony Desperito made it 3-0 for the Fighting Knights on a breakaway in the 67th minute.
But Saginaw Valley State got goals from Zach Walega and Lachlan Savage in less than five minutes to cut the deficit to 3-2 in the 83rd minute.
Lynn got two goals from Julian Halder and rolled to a 4-1 win over Mercyhurst in the semifinals. Saginaw Valley State defeated Simon Fraser, 3-1, in the other semifinal.