LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse dropped its first game of the season with an 11-9 loss to No. 2 Adelphi. The Mocs (1-1) saw the Panthers (2-0) open the game on a 3-0 run before they were able to tie the game at four.
Florida Southern's offense was led by Grace Glinecki who totaled four goals on seven shots. Five different Moccasins recorded a goal on the afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Adelphi ran out to a 3-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. Following a yellow card on the Panthers, Riley Bannatyne took a feed from Aubrianna Benedetto to put the Mocs on the board. Marina Jozokos quickly followed Benedetto's goal up with a free position goal to bring the Mocs within one. Adelphi added another goal to increase its lead back to two. Glinecki put two shots past the Adelphi goalie to tied the game at four. In the same way they started the game, the Panthers closed out the first half on a 3-0 run.
• The Mocs came out of the break with a big goal from Glinecki to cut the AU lead to within one. After the Panthers regained a two-goal lead, Julia Couch and Brenna Smith took free position shots to put the score at 8-7 AU. Adelphi would go on its third and final 3-0 of the game to practically seal up the victory. Glinecki and Sarah Grady would each record a goal in the final five minutes to close out the game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Florida Southern dropped to 2-5 all-time against Adelphi. The loss ended the Mocs streak of 20 straight regular-season, non-conference victories dating back to the 2017 season.
• With four more goals on the day, Glinecki brought her season total to seven goals. Alanna Zambetti made seven saves on 18 shots on goal as she was in net for the Mocs all afternoon.
• Florida Southern picked up 34 ground balls to 20 by Adelphi. The Mocs won 13 of 21 draw controls.
• Florida Southern will begin March with a 1 p.m. game against Seton Hill (March 2) before heading to North Carolina for three games. In North Carolina, the Mocs will take on a trio of South Atlantic Conference teams in Catawba (March 7), Wingate (March 8), and Queens (March 10).