Mocs fall to Wingate 12-11

Mocs fall to Wingate 12-11

The Moccasins dropped their home opener Wednesday at Bryant Stadium to Deep South Conference rival Wingate 12-11.  With the win, Wingate improves to 1-4 overall and 1-1 Deep South Conference, while the Mocs’ record drops to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

Seabrooke Carter put the Mocs on top early, scoring the first goal of the game with 12:59 left in the first quarter.  Cam Holding scored his first of five goals on the night to put the Mocs ahead 2-0 at the 9:01 mark.  Wingate responded with back-to-back goals from David Lee and Jackson Bunn, tying the game 2-2 with 7:03 left in the first.  Jon Freda put the Mocs back on top 3-2 with 5:40 left in the opening period.  Wingate's Billy Mutton converted on a man-up opportunity to tie the game 3-3 after the first period.

Wingate used three man-up goals in the second period to outscore the Mocs 4-1 in the second period, giving Wingate a 7-4 advantage at the half.

The Moccasins scored five of the first six goals in the third quarter to give them a 9-8 lead.  Brian Rossetti started the run with his first of two goals at the 12:54 mark.  Wingate’s Taylor Womble tied the score 9-9 with 3:48 left in the quarter. 

Holding gave the Mocs a one-goal advantage, 10-9, after scoring with 13:18 left in the game.  Back-to-back goals by Wingate gave them an 11-10 advantage with 12:56 left.  Mocs’ Corey Brown scored on a pass from Freda to tie the game at 11-11 with 8:16 remaining.  Angus Derbyshire scored what would turn out to be the game winning goal with 7:09 left, giving Wingate the 12-11 lead.  The Mocs had what appeared to be the game-tying goal, but it was waived off on a goalie interference call.

Adam Ismaeil went 12-21 on face-offs and finished the game with 10 ground balls.  Brown finished the game with one goal and two assist. 

The Moccasins return to action Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Bryant Stadium against #5 Merrimack University.