Lynch’s big night puts Holy Trinity boys in district final


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Holy Trinity's Danny Lynch (left), shown here during an earlier game against Viera, scored four goals Thursday night as the Tigers defeated host John Carroll 5-1 in the district semifinals. The Tigers will play for the title on Wednesday.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

The Holy Trinity boys soccer team got a big test in its Class 1A, District 10 semifinal Thursday night.

But that didn’t stop the Tigers from advancing to Tuesday night’s championship game.

Trailing host John Carroll 1-0, Holy Trinity got a game-tying goal from Danny Lynch with three minutes remaining in the first half, then scored four more times in the second half to claim a 5-1 win.

Lynch had a huge night for the Tigers, scoring four goals. Ryan Mozer also scored for Holy Trinity.

“John Carroll surprised us,” Tigers coach James Phillips wrote in an email. “They came out all guns blazing and gave us a scare. Luckily, we scored just after half and it took the wind out of their sails and we went on to win comfortably in the end.”

Holy Trinity will face The Pine School – which beat St. Edward’s 2-1 in overtime Thursday night – in the district championship game on Wednesday night at 6 at John Carroll.