LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse exploded for 38 goals in a pair of victories over Fort Lewis and West Virginia Wesleyan on Monday at Bryant Stadium.
The No. 5 Moccasins (6-2) opened the day with a 20-10 win over Fort Lewis (0-2), before wrapping things up with an 18-2 throttling of West Virginia Wesleyan (1-2).
HOW IT HAPPENED AGAINST FORT LEWIS
• Florida Southern struck early and often against the Skyhawks, tallying eight goals in the first 10 minutes of action. Kendall Kerge got the scoring started just 31 seconds into the game, and Meghan O'Brien recorded three goals and an assist in the first seven minutes of play.
• Fort Lewis finally put a goal up with just over 18 minutes to go in the first half, but the Moccasins answered with back-to-back goals from Gracie Maganzini and Jackson Marshall to push the lead to 10-1.
• The Skyhawks were able to find the back of the net four more times in the first half, but the Mocs also scored four more and took a 14-5 advantage into the locker room.
• Ashley Norberg would scored twice in the second half for Florida Southern, which outscored Fort Lewis 6-5 in the second half en route to a convincing win.
• The Moccasins outshot the Skyhawks 33-15, won 20-of-30 draw controls, and converted 3-of-4 free-position shots. Alanna Zambetti made three saves and picked up her second win of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN
• Despite taking the field a mere hour after their first game, the Moccasins showed no signs of fatigue as they scored the first three goals of the game and cruised to an easy win.
• Julia Couch stole the show as she tallied seven points on three goals and four assists in her first career start. Maganzini and Riley Bannatyne also scored three goals in the game.
• After West Virginia Wesleyan pulled with two (3-1) with 23:36 to go in the first half, the Moccasins ripped off 14 unanswered goals before the Bobcats found the net for the second time with 7:10 to play in the game.
• The Moccasins outshot the Bobcats 26-7, won 21-of-22 draw controls, converted 3-of-4 free-position shots, and 9-of-10 in clears.
• Nine different players scored for the Moccasins, and six different players had at least two goals or finished with an assist. Zambetti made two stops in the game to move to 3-0 on the year.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Florida Southern improved to 2-0 all-time against Fort Lewis and 1-0 all-time against West Virginia Wesleyan. The Moccasins also improved to 54-11 all-time at Bryant Stadium.
• The Mocs are now 43-6 all-time in the month of March, including an incredible 32-1 at home, and have still never lost to an unranked opponent at home in the month of March.
• Kerge scored two goals on the day to move to 18 for the season. She has scored 18 goals on just 26 shots (69.2 percent). Dani Bursinger won a total of 13 draw controls in the two games, while Becca Hill grabbed a game-high six ground balls in the second contest.
• The Moccasins had 15 different players score in the first game.
• Florida Southern will hit the road for games at Young Harris (March 9) and No. 7 Queens (March 11) before returning home for three-straight games.
• The Moccasins will faced ranked opponents in two of their next four games; No. 9 Queens (NC) and No. 14 Indiana (PA).