WINTER PARK, FL - Florida Southern College men's lacrosse dropped its second-straight conference game with a 20-11 loss at Rollins on Saturday afternoon. The Mocs (7-6, 2-2 SSC) tied the Tars (8-3, 2-2 SSC) early in the second quarter at 2-2 but that was the closest they would come to taking a lead all afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Rollins' Blake Buell opened the scoring for the Tars at the 13:33 mark of the first quarter and five minutes later give the home team a 2-0 lead. Nolan got the Mocs on the board four minutes after the Tars took a 2-0 lead.
- Early in the second quarter, Nolan tied the game at 2-2 a feed from Dalton Simpson for his second of the day. The Tars would answer Nolan's goals with a 5-0 run of their own to jump out to a 7-2 lead midway through the second quarter. Silverstein ended the Tars run with an unassisted goal at the 6:02 mark of the second quarter. The home team would tack on another three goals to close out the first half. Rollins would take a 10-3 lead into the break.
- Joey Cinque put two past Maxwell Freestone to open the second half scoring. Nolan answered with two goals in the span of 30-seconds on feeds from Ben Price and Bryce Keaton to cut the Tars lead to seven. Rollins would put three more goals past Freestone to extend the lead to ten with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Florida Southern make up some ground as they rallied off four-straight goals to cut the deficit to 15-9.
- Rollins' Greg Taicher scored his 26th goal of the season to open the fourth quarter scoring. Nolan and Wallace added goals for the Mocs before Rollins would put the game away with a 4-0 run to close out the game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Florida Southern dropped to 8-4 all-time against Rollins. Florida Southern is 2-2 in Winter Park.
- Florida Southern picked up 35 groundballs to Rollins 45. The Mocs were 1-for-5, while the Tars were a perfect 3-for-3 on man-up chances.
- The Mocs caused seven of the Tars 18 turnovers.
- Maxwell Freestone made 14 saves on 34 shots on goal in net for Florida Southern.
- Florida Southern heads to Saint Leo (April 10) before hosting Embry-Riddle for Senior Day on April 13.