Mocs Uses 7-0 Run to Pull Away from Grizzlies

LAKELAND, Fla.- A 7-0 run over the final 9:03 of the first half and the first four minutes of the second proved to be the difference as the Florida Southern College Mocs claimed a 16-8 non-conference win on Wednesday evening.

That run for the Mocs extended what was a tenuous 3-2 lead into a 10-2 advantage before a 5-2 Grizzly run over the next 16 minutes cut the gap to 12-7.

However, the Mocs scored four of the final five goals en-route to the victory that evened their record at 3-3.

The Grizzlies fell to 1-3 despite 2-goal efforts from four different players in Kevin Bertrand (Steamboat Springs, Colo.), Josh Peterman (Santa Ana, Calif.), Seth Stowell (Lakeside, Calif.) and Mike Telles (Henderson, Nev.).

Peterman, who was named as the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Offensive Player of the Week earlier in the day, now has 10 goals on the year, including eight in the last three games. Stowell leads the WILA with 15 while Telles now has six in ASU's two games thus far in the Sunshine state and nine overall. He also added an assist, his first of the campaign, on Bertrand's second goal that made the score 12-7.

The Grizzlies will wrap up their spring break stay in Florida in Winter Park against Rollins on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

On Wednesday, the Mocs never trailed as Stephen Boyle and Matt Boutin, who each recorded hat tricks, scored the game's opening goals 46 seconds apart.

Bertrand then cut the gap to 2-1 before FSC's Kevin Naslonski scored the first of his game-high five goals to open the second quarter scoring at 13:28.

Stowell then answered with his first goal before back-to-back goals by Boyle, the first of which was man-up, started the Mocs' big run.

Down 7-2 at the half, the Grizzlies then watched Naslonski score just 1:37 into the third quarter before two Boutin markers 20 seconds apart extended the lead to10-2.

The Grizzlies then scored three of the game's next four goals to cut the gap to 11-5 before a Shane Tompkins tally allowed the Mocs to stop the Grizzlies' momentum 41 seconds into the fourth quarter.

The Mocs then won the fourth-quarter scoring battle, 5-3.

The Grizzlies were out-shot 44-39 on the night and lost all but two of the first 11 face-offs of the game. FSC won 20 of 28 throughout the night as Dan Krspinsky won 14 on his 19 trips to the spot.

Defensively, the Grizzlies split time in net once again between junior Ronnie Fernando (Lake Forest, Calif.) and freshman Alec Hamlin (Grass Valley, Calif.). Fernando faced 20 shots in the first half, making six saves before Hamlin faced 24 total shots while making a career-high 10 saves.

Junior Jordan Stillwagon (Littleton, Colo.) had four caused turnovers and five ground balls for the Grizzlies.


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