Men‚??s Lacrosse Opens Season With Victory

The Moccasins opened their 2010 campaign Saturday in Orlando with a 12-7 victory over Deep South Conference rival Rollins, with five different Moccasins scoring at least one goal.

The Mocs got off to a quick start with Brian Rossetti's three first quarter goals, including the first two of the contest. Rollins mounted a comeback and tied the game at 3-3, on a goal by Charlie Shelly with four seconds left in the first quarter. 

Rollins used the momentum to take the lead, scoring three goals in the first two minutes of the second period to put the Tars up 6-3 with 13:28 left in the half.

The Mocs were able to weather the storm and answer with a five-goal run of their own.  The run started with a goal by Cam Holding with 10:32 left in the half and it continued into the third quarter, when the Mocs regained the lead, 7-6, on a goal by A.J. Monteleone, with 7:24 left.

The Mocs continued to dominate in the second half, outscoring Rollins 7-1. Goalie Andrew Almansberger had eight of his fifteen saves in the fourth quarter.

Rossetti finished the contest with five goals, while Holding had four goals and three assists. Corey Brown finished the game with four assists.

Saturday's game was played at Boone High School in Orlando and was part of the Face Off For A Cause program to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Mocs' next game will be Feb. 26, when they travel to South Carolina to take on Limestone College.  They'll also play at Queens University (N.C.) on Feb. 28.