Mars Hill used five fourth quarter goals to propel the Lions to an 11-6 Deep South Conference victory over the Moccasins Thursday at Mars Hill.¬† With the win, Mars Hill improves to 8-3 and 3-1 in the DSC, while the Mocs drop to 2-7 and 1-3 in DSC.
The Moccasins started the game with all the momentum, scoring the first two goals of the game. At the 4:48 mark A.J. Monteleone passed to Corey Brown, who found the back of the net for the game's first point.¬† The Mocs added to their lead on Jon Freda‚Äôs unassisted goal at the 1:13 mark.¬† Mars Hill was able to cut the lead to 2-1 before the end of the quarter on a Danny Farmer goal with 3.7 seconds left.
The Lions outscored the Mocs 3-1 in the second quarter to take a 4-3 half-time lead.¬† They added another goal to start the second half to take a 5-3 lead with 10:33 left in the third period.¬† The Moccasins responded with a three-goal run, which included a goal by Cam Holding and two from Brian Rossetti, giving the Mocs a 6-5 advantage.¬† The Lions evened the score on a goal by Farmer with 1:54 left in the third, then took the lead less than two minutes into the fourth period on a goal by T.J. Cowx.
The Mocs won the face-off battle 13-7, with Mike Kelly going 9-12.¬† Rossetti finished the game with two goals, one assist, and a team-high five ground balls.¬† Holding also had two goals.¬†
The Moccasins will be back in action Saturday when they travel to Misenheimer, N.C. to take on Pfeiffer in their final regular season road game at¬†1 p.m.