Mocs Reach 10 Wins With 12-9 Victory
The 15th-ranked Moccasins scored six of the first seven goals of the game to take a 12-9 win over Queens Saturday afternoon at Bryant Stadium. With the win, the Moccasins improve to 10-3, while Queens falls to 5-9.
Florida Southern struck first, as Megan Asper connected with Danielle LaDuca for a goal and gave the Mocs a 1-0 lead. The Royals tied the game 1-1 on a Brittany Philips' goal. The Mocs had five different players each score a goal to give Florida Southern a 6-1 advantage with 14:16 remaining in the first half. After a Queens' goal, LaDuca converted a free position shot to extend the lead to 7-2. The two teams traded goals, before Caitlin Chase found Asper cutting towards the cage for a goal. Paige Fisher scored a man-up goal to cut the lead to 9-4. Florida Southern took advantage of a Royals penalty, as Chase found Asper for the man-up goal and gave the Mocs a 10-4 lead at the half.
Just under a minute into the second half Akasha Kasper found Shannon Casey for a goal. Florida Southern responded as Chase scored an unassisted goal to give the Mocs an 11-5 advantage. Queens scored three unanswered goals before Chase converted a free position shot to put the Mocs ahead 12-8. Philips' goal cut the lead to 12-9 with 2:29 remaining. Lorianne Hoover won the ensuing draw control, one of her three draw controls in the game, and the Moccasins ran out of the clock for the 12-9 final.
Asper lead the Mocs with three goals, two assists, five ground balls, and four draw controls. Chase tallied two goals and three assists, while LaDuca netted three goals.
Katie Hammerer made nine saves and picked up her 10th win of the season. Katie Gladhill tallied three caused turnovers and three draw controls.
Florida Southern will return to action Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. game against 3rd-ranked Rollins at Bryant Stadium.