SSC Men: FSC Takes Down PBA 17-10 – Both School’s Recaps

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Mocs Men’s Lacrosse Beats PBA, 17-10



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The No. 15 Florida Southern College men’s lacrosse team evened its record at 1-1 with a 17-10 Sunshine State Conference road win at Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday afternoon.
Preseason All-American Jeff Atlas led the way for the Mocs with two goals and six assists, while classmate Cody Bielec scored a team-high four goals. Attack Sean Nolan added five points, on three goals and two assists.


1st Quarter

  • Nolan scored consecutive unassisted goals to open the game, and put the Mocs up 2-0, just 67 seconds into the contest.
  • After a PBA goal, senior middie Justin Dunleavy scored consecutive goals, making it a 4-1 game.
  • PBA would tie the score at four, before the Mocs ran off three goals, from senior Carson Wallace, Nolan, and Bielec. The Mocs would lead 7-4 after the first quarter


2nd Quarter

  • The Sailfish would trim the lead to 7-6 early on, when the Mocs responded with another three-goal run. This time, it was Bielec, Atlas, and midfielder Edward May.
  • PBA would get one back in the last minute of the quarter, for the 10-7 Mocs lead at the half.


3rd Quarter

  • The second half saw Florida Southern seize control of the game, outscoring PBA 6-3 in the third quarter.
  • Maxwell Freestone made four saves in goal in the third quarter.
  • Meanwhile, the Mocs ran off the first five goals of the third quarter over a ten-plus minute span.
  • PBA scored three of the final four goals of the quarter, with sophomore defenseman Griffin Phillips netting the FSC goal, to made the score 16-10 after three.


4th Quarter

  • Freestone again played exception in the fourth quarter, making four saves in the fourth quarter, while keeping the Sailfish off the board.
  • Wallace score the lone goal in the fourth quarter, his second of the day, for the 17-10 final



  • Eight different Mocs scored goals on the day.
  • Freestone made 13 total saves, earning his first win of the year.
  • PBA took 43 shots in the game, while FSC took 39.
  • Florida Southern won 22 of 31 faceoffs, led by senior Kevin Horwitz, who won 21 of his 30.
  • FSC was flagged eight times for 6:30, while the Sailfish took four penalties for three minutes.



Florida Southern has a busy week coming up, with three games on the schedule. On Tuesday, April 6, the Mocs head to Melbourne for a date with Florida Tech. Two days later, Florida Southern returns home to host Saint Leo. Both games are 4:00 p.m. starts. Finally, on Saturday, April 10, the Mocs head to Winter Park to face the Rollins College Tars.




Sailfish Lacrosse Falls to Mocs at Home


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse team faced off with the Mocassins of Florida Southern this afternoon at the Rinker Athletic Campus. It was the third game for the ‘Fish and the second for the Mocs as Florida Southern came out on top 17-10.

It was a high-scoring first quarter between the two sides as PBA’s Christopher Tucker got the Sailfish on the board at the 12:44 mark after two FSC goals by Sean Nolan. Ben Justice scored two and Logan Robbins added another as the Sailfish put up four goals in the opening quarter, but they still trailed as the Mocs were able to score seven. PBA outshot the Mocs 13-8 in the opening quarter but FSC goalie Maxwell Freestone made three saves.

The faceoff circle has been a problem for the Sailfish early this season and it remained one today as the Mocs were able to win 22-of-31 faceoffs in the game. Tucker scored his second goal of the game and Henry Sloyan scored two in the second quarter as the Mocs were able to hold their three-goal lead into the half, 10-7.

The Mocs came out of the half strong, putting the game away by scoring five consecutive goals to open the third quarter. Justice, Zack Figura, and Gunner Gebelein each added a goal in the second half, but the deficit never was less than six after FSC’s early second-half run.

The Sailfish outshot the Mocs 43-39 for the game but Freestone made 13 saves while PBA goalie Lee Rowden made nine. Defensively, Gunner Gebelein once again led the Sailfish in ground balls with seven while Teagan Hersh forced three turnovers. The Sailfish were 2-for-8 on extra-man opportunities while the Mocs were 1-for-4. The Sailfish forced 27 FSC turnovers while committing just 19 but the difference in the faceoff circle was the biggest difference in the game.

The Sailfish drop to 0-4 on the season while the Mocs move to 1-1 with the victory. The Sailfish return to action on April 10 when they travel to face Saint Leo on the road.