Mocs Stop Two Game Slide With Win Over Adams State
LAKELAND – Florida Southern was looking to come up with a win after dropping their last two games; the win came after the Moccasins defeated Adams State, 16-8, here at Bryant Stadium for their third win of the season. The Mocs improved to 3-3 overall while the Grizzlies fell to 1-3.
It was a tight game early as the Mocs held a 2-1 lead after quarter number one but back-to-back goals by Stephen Boyle from Dane Sorensen, midway through the second, helped the Mocs blow the game wide open in the second quarter. Those two goals helped spark a 4-0 run that put the Mocs up 7-2 going into halftime.
The Mocs scoring run would continue into the second half as FSC scored the first three goals of the second half to build their lead up by as much as 10-2.
Adams State however wasn’t finished as they closed out the third quarter on a 3-1 run to pull within 6, 11-5 going into the fourth and final period. The Grizzlies would get as close as five, 12-7, five minutes into the final quarter before the Mocs closed out the game scoring four of the final five goals, finishing with an eight goal advantage, 16-8.
Earning his first career win was freshman Sam Hartley. Hartley, who is 1-1 on the season, is the third true freshman goalie to start a game this season for FSC; he stopped 12 Grizzly shots and picked up three ground balls.
Leading goal-scorer on the season, Kevin Nasloanksi, added five more goals to bring his season total up to 15. Boyle and Matt Boutin both had hat-tricks as well after scoring three goals apiece.
Trenell Boggans helped lead the Mocs defense picking up four ground balls and causing three turnovers during the game.
At the faceoff-x Dan Krispinsky had another outstanding day going 14-of-19 after winning 19-of-25 in the Mocs’ last outing. Krispinsky followed up his 15 ground ball performance with a nine ground ball performance tonight. As a team the Mocs won 20-of-28 face-offs and picked up 54 ground balls during their win against Adams State.
The Grizzlies played two goalies on the afternoon, earning the loss was starter Ronnie Fernando, who allowed seven goals and stopped six shots. Alec Hamlin allowed nine goals but earned 10 saves. Each goalie played a half.
The Mocs will get back to action this weekend, March 16, in a neutral site game against 10th-ranked Pfeiffer. The game will be played at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville and will start at 1:00 p.m.