D2 Men’s Soccer: Fort Lewis Takes National Title
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Berekk Blackwell knocked home a header off Joey Madigan‘s corner kick 1:31 into in the first overtime to lift No. 3 Fort Lewis (24-1-0) to a 3-2 win over No. 20 Lynn (14-5-3) in the NCAA Division II men’s soccer championship game, securing the third national championship since 2005 for the Skyhawks.
The goal capped off a wild game in which Lynn outshot the Skyhawks 12-3 overall and controlled possession for much of the contest.
“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.”
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