Belmont Abbey Drops Shortened Match to Florida Southern

Belmont Abbey fell 13-9 to the visiting Florida Southern Mocs this afternoon at Alumni Field. The game was stopped with 1:14 left in the game due to lightning in the area. The win evens Florida Southern's record to 5-5, while the Abbey drops to 3-6.

Dan Morrissey led the Crusaders with three goals, while Tanner Scharr added two. Brendan Rogers, Scotty Steele, Jarrett Bergin and Ryan Corrigan all had one goal. Joey McGinley handed out three assists while Morrissey and Rogers had one.

Mat Thompson led the Mocs with five goals and Dane Sorensen totaled four. Shane Tompkins, Kevin Naslonski, Kyle Plaugher and Larry Gress each had one.

Both teams overcame slow starts to score two goals each in the first quarter before the Mocs outscored the Abbey 4-1 in the second to grab a lead they would never lose. Corrigan's only goal of the game came with 5:20 left to close the deficit to 6-3 at the half.

The Crusaders opened the second half by scoring the first two goals, a tally by Bergin and a man-up strike by Rogers to cut the lead to one, but the Mocs countered with four unanswered goals as part of a five goal third quarter, to lead 11-6 heading into the fourth.

Morrissey opened the fourth with a man-up goal, and after a goal by Thompson moved the Mocs advantage back to five at 12-7 with 14:16 to play, Steele and Rogers fired back with goals to close the deficit to 12-9, but Sorensen closed the scoring with 1:53 left to provide the winning margin. The game was halted 39 seconds later due to lightning and after a 25 minute delay, the contest was declared over.

2012-03-24



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