LAKELAND, Fla. – The 19th-ranked Florida Southern men’s lacrosse team returned to its winning ways Saturday afternoon at Berend Field on the campus of Florida Southern as the Moccasins defeated the visiting Chargers of Dominican University New York, 25-4. The Mocs used a balanced attack which saw 20 different members of the team contribute at least one point to the effort and five different goalies saw action in the cage.
The victory moves FSC’s record to 3-2 on the young season while the Chargers dropped to 0-4 on the year.
Senior Sean Nolan led the offensive effort Saturday as he scored his fifth-straight hat trick with a team-best five goals to go along with one assist. He is now just three points away from tying his former teammate Jeff Atlas (2019-22) for the career points record at FSC with 230. Senior Ryan Gorecki came off the bench in the second half and doubled his career goal total as he saw four balls hit the back of the net while assisting on one for a career-best five-point performance.
Graduate student Jay Minor was the assist man as he handed out three assists while scoring a goal to finish third on the team with four points. Freshman Nolan Tighe and sophomore Matt Flammenspeck each chipped in three points with Tighe scoring a goal and handing out two assists while Flammenspeck scored two goals and had one assist.
Sophomore Brydon Robichaud, senior Joe Conklin and freshman Mikey Wilburn each tallied two goals in the victory.
In net, junior Michael Simone made his first start of the season and he went 45 minutes in goal while making five saves and allowing three scores. Four other keepers saw action for a combined 15 minutes while making six total saves and allowing one goal. Simone earned his first victory of the season.
Freshman Luke Henricksen took the majority of the face offs for the Mocs as he won 12 of his 22 attempts (.545) while scooping up a team-best eight ground balls. Fellow freshman Jacob Czyz was 4-of-6 (.667) while freshman Zach Cannone was 3-of-5 (.600).
Dominican turned the ball over 39 times with the Mocs causing 26. Nineteen different Moccasins caused at least one turnover in the contest.
The 25 goals for the Mocs is tied for fifth most in program history in a single game. The 21-goal margin is the fifth biggest scoring margin in program history. The 82 shots taken is 10 more than the previous single game record at FSC which occurred versus Adams State in 2015 while the 42 shots on goal is tied for the fourth most in a single game at FSC. FSC also set a single game record for most ground balls with 63 which surpassed the previous record of 59 set back in 2009.
The Mocs took a staggering 82 shots in the contest while holding Dominican to just 20.
FSC opened the contest with 11-unanswered scores that lasted two-thirds of the way through the second quarter. The Chargers scored their opening goal of the game with 5:50 left in the second. FSC would score two more times prior to the half to lead 13-1 at the break. FSC opened the second half with back-to-back goals to push its margin to 14. Back-to-back goals by the Chargers over a three-minute stretch cut the lead to just 12 but three more for the hosts gave FSC an 18-3 lead with 12 seconds left in the third. The Chargers scored the opening goal of the fourth but that would be all she wrote for the visitors as FSC finished the game with seven-straight goals to win 25-4.
Florida Southern will be back in action Wednesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. as the Mocs welcome in Clark University.
|13:26||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Matt Flammenspeck Assisted by Nolan Tighe||0||1|
|09:45||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Sean Nolan||0||2|
|08:11||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Brendan Glasser Assisted by Andrew Medeiros||0||3|
|06:50||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Sean Nolan||0||4|
|04:31||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Nolan Tighe Assisted by Andrew Medeiros||0||5|
|03:19||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Brydon Robichaud Assisted by Jay Minor||0||6|
|02:11||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Sean Nolan Assisted by Jay Minor||0||7|
|14:01||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Lucas Sommers Assisted by Matt Flammenspeck||0||8|
|10:32||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Sean Nolan||0||9|
|07:37||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Matt Flammenspeck||0||10|
|06:47||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Jay Minor Assisted by Lucas Sommers||0||11|
|05:50||DOMINICAN (N.Y.) – Daniel Carson Assisted by Blake Hendricks||1||11|
|04:36||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Kaleb Cook Assisted by Sean Nolan||1||12|
|00:05||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Brydon Robichaud Assisted by Nolan Tighe||1||13|
|10:34||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Owen McCusker||1||14|
|08:11||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Jon Conklin||1||15|
|06:16||DOMINICAN (N.Y.) – Jason Allen Assisted by William Gordon||2||15|
|03:45||DOMINICAN (N.Y.) – William Gordon Assisted by Daniel Carson||3||15|
|03:39||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Ryan Gorecki Assisted by Luke Henricksen||3||16|
|02:50||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Ryan Gorecki Assisted by Mason McQuiggin||3||17|
|00:12||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Ryan Gorecki Assisted by Caiden Wiech||3||18|
|14:13||DOMINICAN (N.Y.) – Daniel Carson Assisted by Sean Cosgrove||4||18|
|10:34||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Jon Conklin Assisted by Aiden Hickey||4||19|
|09:42||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Ryan Gorecki||4||20|
|09:21||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Sean Nolan Assisted by Jay Minor||4||21|
|09:12||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Mikey Wilburn Assisted by Ryan Gorecki||4||22|
|07:45||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Anthony Guglielmo||4||23|
|03:53||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Chris Panetta Assisted by Josh Carpenter||4||24|
|02:44||FLORIDA SOUTHERN – Mikey Wilburn||4||25|