February 20, 2011

Florida Southern Wins First-Ever Road Game

from press release

LAURINBURG, N.C. - Eight players scored at least one goal to help the Mocs post a 10-6 victory over St. Andrews Presbyterian College Sunday afternoon. The win was the Moccasins' first road victory in the program's three-year history. With the win the Mocs improve to 2-1 on the season, while St. Andrews drop to 0-3.

The Mocs started the scoring eight minutes into the game as Mat Thompson found Kevin Naslonski for the goal. One minute later Shane Tompkins' shot found the back of the cage to give the Mocs a 2-0 lead. Wes Venturino added a man-down goal to give the Mocs a 3-0 lead after the opening quarter.

The hot shooting continued in the second quarter, with Jon Freda scoring the first of his two goals in the game. Ike Hopper, Freda, Adam Ismaeil, and Chris Murphy (assisted by Jordan Manger) each added a goal to give the Mocs an 8-0 with 4:38 left in the first half. St. Andrews got on the scoreboard on a goal by Aren Montgomey to cut the lead to 8-1 at halftime.

St. Andrews struck first in the third quarter, but the Moccasins responded with back-to-back goals by Hopper and Thompson giving the Mocs a 10-2 lead. Alex Tindall scored for St. Andrews cutting the lead to 10-3 after the third period.

St. Andrews added three goals in the four quarter for the 10-6 final.

Freshman Harry Bramhall, making his FSC debut as goalkeeper, had 14 saves (9 in the first half) and 8 ground balls for the Mocs. Chas LaDue went 13-20 on face-offs for the game.

Freda and Hopper each had two goals. Thompson finished with one goal and one assist.

The Mocs' next game will be their home opener at Bryant Stadium against No. 4 Limestone February 26 at 1 p.m.

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