Dyer Powers Florida Southern Past Lincoln Memorial

Dyer Powers Florida Southern Past Lincoln Memorial

HARROGATE, TN - Cody Dyer scored six goals and Matt Lalli made 14 saves to help lead Florida Southern College men's lacrosse to a 9-7 win at Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday at the LMU Lacrosse Complex.

The Moccasins (3-3) trailed by one at the end of the third quarter, but used four-straight goals in the fourth to power past the Railsplitters (4-2).

• Lincoln Memorial drew first blood when it scored a man down with 9:52 to go in the first quarter, but Florida Southern answered when Austen Lison scored just 14 seconds later. Dyer would give the Mocs a 2-1 lead with his first goal of the day with 8:33 to go in the first.
• The Railsplitters scored two-straight to briefly take a 3-2 lead, but Dyer scored twice in the final minute a half of the opening period to give the Moccasins a 4-3 lead, which held through the second quarter as neither team scored in the second.
• Dyer scored again to start the third quarter and give the Mocs a 5-3 edge, but LMU responded with three consecutive goals to grab a 6-5 lead. Florida Southern would score at the start of the fourth quarter to tie, and went ahead on Dalton Simpson's sixth goal of the season with 13:13 left to play.
• The Mocs got a pair of insurance goals from Dyer later in the fourth, and Lincoln Memorial scored a late goal to make the final 9-7.
• Each team finished the game with 37 shots, but the Moccasins dominated in the faceoff circle, winning 14-of-20 faceoffs.

• Florida Southern improved to 1-0 all-time against Lincoln Memorial as Wednesday's contest was the first-ever meeting between the teams.
• Dyer's six goals tie a career-high and put him in a tie for eighth in school history in single-game goals.
• The Mocs scored seven unassisted goals in the contest. Colin Bayer and Kevin Dyer recorded FSC's two assists in the game, with K. Dyer setting up his older brother's game-winning goal at 9:11 of the fourth quarter.
• Lalli's 14 saves give him three-straight performances with double-digit saves. The reigning SSC Defensive Player of the Week made seven stops in the fourth quarter, and has recorded at least 10 saves in five of the team's first six games.

• Florida Southern wraps up its two-game road trip with a contest at Indianapolis on Saturday at 12 p.m.
• The Moccasins return home to face Alabama-Huntsville (March 16) and Colorado Mesa (March 19) before opening conference play at Saint Leo on March 24.)