Seven times this season the Moccasins have been¬†either tied or had the lead in the fourth quarter, but as in the previous six, they were unable to close out the game Saturday, losing to Pfeiffer 10-8 in their final regular season road game.¬† With the win Pfeiffer improved to 6-6 on the season, while the Moccasins dropped to 2-8.
The Moccasins started the game strong, scoring the first four goals of the contest.¬† Jackson Van Yahres scored his first goal of the season at the 9:41 mark of the opening period.¬† Cam Holding and John Freda each added a goal, giving the Mocs a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. The Mocs also went 4-4 on face-offs in the opening period.
The Mocs' offensive attacked continued in the second quarter, as¬†Holding's pass to Corey Brown found the back of the cage, giving the Mocs a 4-0 lead with 12:22 left.¬† The Falcons got on the scoreboard scoring three straight goals including two with a man up to cut the lead to 4-3 with 5:17 left in the first half.¬† Freda was able to extend the Mocs lead to 5-3, scoring his second goal of the game at the 1:17 mark.¬†
Brown got the Mocs started in the third quarter, scoring his second goal of the game at the 10:47 mark.¬† Seabrooke Carter was able to capitalize on a Pfeiffer turnover, scoring an unassisted goal, giving the Mocs a 7-3 lead.¬† However, Pfeiffer then went on a five- goal run, with goals by four different Falcons.¬† The run gave the Falcons an 8-7 lead with 9:43 left in the game.¬† With 7:41 remaining Brown was able to tie the game 8-8 on his third goal of the game.¬† Pfeiffer‚Äôs Justin Rose broke the tie and scored the eventual game-winner with 6:18 left.¬† Chad Olsen scored his third goal of the game with 2:33 left to seal the victory for the Falcons.¬†
Brown finished the game with three goals and three assists, while Freda added two goals and an assist.¬† Chase Juelich led the team with six ground balls and four caused turnovers.¬†
The Moccasins will close out their regular season at home next Saturday when they take on Deep South Conference foe Saint Leo.¬† Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Bryant Stadium.¬†