Lynn serves notice to Sunshine State foes

[SMALL COLLEGE MEN] For Lynn, the top-ranked NCAA Division II men's team, the last six wins all came on the road.

The Fighting Knights opened play in the Sunshine State Conference with a 9-0 blowout against Florida Southern, their fifth straight shutout.

Seven different players scored, while Lee Porter and Dwight Barnett each tallied two goals. Barnett is for the team lead with 12 points (four goals, four assists). Gabe Taboada has three goals and six assists.

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Mexican Francisco Banuelos has been a big reason why Lenoir-Rhyne is No. 3 in the NCAA Division II rankings. The goal he allowed in the 88th minute of Sunday's 2-1 win over Alderson-Broaddus was the first he's surrendered all season.

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Montclair State jumped 15 spots in the NCAA Division III rankings to No. 10 after beating Rowan, 1-0, on Saturday in their New Jersey Athletic Conference opener. Defender Brian Miles broke a scoreless tie in the second half to give the Red Hawks the victory. They have not surrendered a goal this season.

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