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#16 Florida Southern over Lynn 22-6 – Both Recaps

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#16 Mocs Trounce Fighting Knights to Open Conference Play

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The No. 16 Florida Southern College men’s lacrosse team defeated Lynn University by a final score of 22-6 on Thursday night, on the road.

The Moccasins (7-2, 1-0 SSC) were dominant in every aspect of the game, quickly getting ahead of the host Fighting Knights (5-5, 0-1 SSC) with ten first-quarter goals and never looking back to win the opening game of the conference schedule.

Two freshmen had particularly excellent games, as Nolan Tighe scored a career-high seven goals on attack in the outing, while face-off specialist Jacob Czyz was fantastic, winning 18 of the 23 faceoffs that he took. He won 11 of those faceoffs to himself.

Among the other notable stat-getters were senior Sean Nolan, who recorded five points on the day, and senior defenseman Nick Shannon, who raked in four ground balls while matching his NCAA leading three caused turnovers per game average.

Junior Michael Simone started the game in net and played phenomenally, stopping nine shots on the day to earn his fifth win of the season, all while holding the opponent to single-digit scores.

The Moccasins had a blistering start to their first road game in over a month and a half, scoring the first seven goals of the game beginning with Tighe’s first tally midway through the first quarter.

In large part due to Czyz’s performance at the ‘X’ for the next several minutes, the Mocs really poured it on. Matt Flammenspeck and Jay Minor scored in succession before Tighe scored three goals in the span of less than a minute to put the Moccasins up 6-0 with four minutes to play in the opening quarter.

Andrew Medeiros had two assists in the opening scoring run. Sean Nolan got on the score sheet with his first goal to make it 7-0 before the Fighting Knights finally tallied to stop the early run.

The Mocs would tack on three goals by the end of the frame to take a 10-1 lead into the second quarter. Flammenspeck hit the back of the net again before Brendan Glasser and Brydon Robichaud tallied in the final minute to bolster the lead.

Florida Southern came out firing again in the second quarter, shutting out Lynn and scoring five goals in the game. Nolan and Medeiros each scored before Tighe continued his tirade, scoring three goals to make it 15-1 heading into halftime. All seven of Tighe’s goals came in the first half.

The Fighting Knights opened the scoring in the third quarter, making it 15-3 on back-to-back goals before the Florida Southern offense came alive again. Robichaud and Glasser scored to make it 17-3 before Clayton Moench and Mason McQuiggin each tallied to keep the Mocs ahead by a healthy margin. Glasser scored again to close the frame with Florida Southern leading 20-3.

Lynn wound up scoring three goals in the fourth quarter, but a pair of strikes from sophomore Owen McCusker maintained the FSC momentum until the conclusion, with the Mocs winning, 22-6.

The Moccasins, now riding a five-game winning streak, will return home for a non-conference bout against the Westminster College Griffins this Sunday, at noon.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
07:37FSCFSC – Nolan Tighe Assisted by Andrew Medeiros10
06:08FSCFSC – Matt Flammenspeck20
05:31FSCFSC – Jay Minor Assisted by Kaleb Cook30
04:54FSCFSC – Nolan Tighe Assisted by Matt Flammenspeck40
04:41FSCFSC – Nolan Tighe50
04:00FSCFSC – Nolan Tighe Assisted by Andrew Medeiros60
02:55FSCFSC – Sean Nolan70
02:01LYNNLYNN – Stephen Becker Assisted by Colin Farragher71
01:25FSCFSC – Matt Flammenspeck81
00:45FSCFSC – Brendan Glasser91
00:06FSCFSC – Brydon Robichaud Assisted by Kaleb Cook101
2nd Period
14:16FSCFSC – Sean Nolan Assisted by Jay Minor111
07:41FSCFSC – Andrew Medeiros Assisted by Sean Nolan121
07:10FSCFSC – Nolan Tighe131
02:38FSCFSC – Nolan Tighe Assisted by Nick Shannon141
00:11FSCFSC – Nolan Tighe Assisted by Sean Nolan151
3rd Period
10:21LYNNLYNN – Stephen Becker Assisted by Joseph Michalski152
09:35LYNNLYNN – Jalen Stanton Assisted by Bryan Pannasch153
08:18FSCFSC – Brydon Robichaud Assisted by Chris Della Jacono163
06:48FSCFSC – Brendan Glasser Assisted by Nolan Tighe173
05:25FSCFSC – Clayton Moench183
04:22FSCFSC – Mason McQuiggin Assisted by Sean Nolan193
00:23FSCFSC – Brendan Glasser203
4th Period
13:28LYNNLYNN – Joseph Michalski Assisted by Stephen Becker204
08:05LYNNLYNN – Brayden Colliver Assisted by Mikey Troese205
06:24FSCFSC – Owen McCusker Assisted by Jack Epley215
05:51FSCFSC – Owen McCusker Assisted by Griffin Phillips225
02:34LYNNLYNN – Connor Houston Assisted by Dylan Colon226


Men fall to No. 16 Florida Southern

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The 16th-ranked Florida Southern men’s lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead and carried that momentum to a 22-6 win over Lynn University, Thursday.
– The Mocs scored the game’s first seven goals and led 10-1 after the first quarter
– Florida Southern increased that lead to 15-1 at halftime
– Graduate student Stephen Becker and senior Jalen Stanton each scored to open the third to narrow the deficit to 15-3
– Senior Joseph Michalski and freshman Braydon Colliver scored to open the fourth and sophomore Connor Houston closed with the game’s final goal
– Florida Southern led 67-33 in shots and won 19-of-31 faceoffs, including 15-of-17 in the opening half
– Becker finished with two goals and one assist
– Michalski added one goal and one assist
– Graduate student Michael Miocic won 10-of-22 faceoffs and scooped up three ground balls
– Junior Eric Suits played the final 45 minutes in goal and stopped 10 shots while allowing 12 goals
– Lynn visits No. 20 Florida Tech on Saturday, April 1 at 11:00 am