Christopher Hellman put a bow on a fantastic junior year with a roaring left-footed free kick, and Lynn University held off a late rush from Charleston to win the NCAA D-II men’s soccer championship on Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Kent.
Hellman’s two goals, coupled with a two-goal, two-assist performance in the semifinal, give him a nation-best 28 goals on the season. The German-born attacker helped Lynn to its second national title in three season.
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Foot laser, I say. Foot laser. At that angle!!
Also winning a national title on Saturday was Tufts. After beating national powers Messiah on the way there, the Jumbos handed Wheaton a 4-2 loss in Kansas City. Nathan Majumder scored a brace for Tufts, which also got goals from Gus Santos and Peter Lee-Kramer.
The D-I tournament will have its Final Four in order by the end of the night, while the women’s tournaments roll on as well.