Pfeiffer‚??s Late Rally Overcomes Mocs‚?? Lead

Pfeiffer‚??s Late Rally Overcomes Mocs‚?? Lead

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’s 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.