Reber Wins 100th as Florida Southern Runs by Adams State

LAKELAND - In their final home game of a nine-game homestand, fifth-ranked Florida Southern closed out the month of March at Bryant Stadium with a 22-8 win over Adams State.

The win, number nine on the season for the No. 5 Moccasins, was also significant in that it was the 100th career victory for head coach Kara Reber. Reber is in her third season as head coach of the Mocs, after compiling a 21-14 record at St. Mary's College (Md.) from 2009-2010 and a 47-34 record in five seasons at Lycoming College from 2004-08.

"I would like to dedicate this win to all the players that I have coached over the past 10 seasons," a proud Reber said. "Without their commitment and dedication throughout the highs and lows, this would not have been possible."

The Mocs kicked the game off with the first five goals of the contest in a span of four minutes. The goal spree was begun by a rip from junior Caitlin Chase (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) with junior Lorianne Hoover (Annapolis, Md.). Chase assisted the next two goals from freshman Kendall Kerge (Edgewater, Md.) and sophomore Ashley Robertson (Ellicot City, Md.).

Hoover scored her first goal of the game off a pass from redshirt freshman Allie Kryjak (Potomac, Md.) before junior Megan Asper (Parkton, Md.) got on the board with an unassisted goal. The Grizzlies finally found the back of the net at 22:39, but FSC scored back-to-back goals from Robertson and junior Maureen Cromer (Baltimore, Md.) put the Mocs up 7-1 with 17:54 still to play in the first half.

Adams State scored their second goal of the contest at 14:29, but the next two goals came off the sticks of Moccasin players. Freshman Sarah Dibble (Sanford, Fla.) assisted on Cromer's second goal of the half while sophomore Cassie Crain (Bunnell, Fla.) set up Kryjak for her first goal of the evening to give Florida Southern a 9-2 advantage over the visiting Grizzlies.

Four Moccasin goals, from sophomore Marissa Braden (Stuart, Fla.), Kryjack, Crain and freshman Chloe Cabigas (Maitland, Fla.) were sandwiched in-between a pair of ASU goals as the first half came to a close with Florida Southern out in front, 13-4.

FSC went on a blistering run of unanswered scores to start the second half, dropping eight straight goals in a 21 minute span to widen their already-large lead by the time Adams State responded at 7:26. Goals from usual the sharpshooters Chase and Hoover, along with scores from Robertson, Cabigas, Crain Kryjak and Dibble, put the score at 21-4 in favor of the fifth-ranked team in Division II.

The Grizzlies went on a small run of their own, scoring three straight goals at 7:26, 5:30 and 2:57 to reduce the deficit to 21-7 before Cromer scored her third goal of the night off a pass from Crain to give Florida Southern 22 goals. An Adams State goal with nine seconds left proved to be the final score of the game as the Mocs left the field with their ninth win of the season.

After the teams shook hands and went back to their respective benches, coach Reber was honored by her players and parents of the players for her 100th career win.

"I have been truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing young women," Reber stated. "And I hope that the future players attenting Florida Southern will keep this great tradition rolling."

Chase and Cromer each tallied six points, with Chase scoring twice and dishing out four assists and Cromer scoring and assisting three times. Kryjak and Crain both scored three goals and assisted twice for five points on the evening. In addition to her goal and assist, Dibble won four of Florida Southern's 19 draw controls, while freshman Jackson Marshall (Gorham, Maine) scooped up four ground balls.

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2014-03-26



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