Mocs fall to #5 Limestone 16-5

Mocs fall to #5 Limestone 16-5

Limestone College has reached at least the semifinals of NCAA Division II Tournament in each of the past 10 seasons and Friday afternoon the Saints showed why they are ranked fifth in the country.  Eight different players scored at least one goal en route to a 16-5 win over the Moccasins.  The Moccasins' record dropped to 1-1, while Limestone improved to 2-0 on the season.

The Mocs were forced into a defensive stand early.  The Saints’ Brian Patridge scored the first goal one minute into the contest.  The Mocs were able to tie the game at 1-1 on a Jon Freda goal with 10:06 left in the opening quarter.  The Saints responded with five unanswered goals, however, outshooting the Mocs 18-2 in the first quarter.

The Mocs were able to change the tempo of the game in the second period, as they outscored (1-0) and outshot (13-6) the Saints.  The goal was scored by Corey Brown with 9:06 left in the half, leaving the Mocs down 6-2 at the intermission.

The Saints began the second half with eight unanswered goals stretching over a quarter and half.  Jake Rogalia led the charge, scoring his second of three goals with 14:13 left in the third quarter.  The Mocs were able to score three out of the final five goals of the contest for the final 16-5 margin. 

Seabrooke Carter led the Moccasins with two goals, while Freda, Corey Brown, and Brian Rossetti each added one.  Goalies Mike Murtha and Andrew Almansberger combined for 14 saves.

Florida Southern will be back in action Sunday afternoon when it takes on Queens University (N.C.) in Charlotte at noon.  The Mocs play their first home game of the season Wednesday night at 7 against Deep South Conference rival Wingate at Bryant Stadium.