|A seven-goal performance by Seabrooke Carter in his Florida Southern debut helped the Moccasins record their first-ever NCAA lacrosse win, a 15-14 decision over Grand Canyon Friday night at Bryant Stadium.|
Carter, a transfer from Division III Wesley College (Del.), was making his first appearance of the season for the Moccasins. He scored two goals early in the final period, at 13:38 and at 12:01, to break a 13-13 tie, as the Moccasins improved to 1-2 for the season. Grand Canyon, a team in its second year of NCAA competition, fell to 1-6.
Grand Canyon jumped out to an early 7-1 lead midway through the second period and still led 8-4 at halftime. Carter's fourth goal of the night, at the 12:23 mark in the third period pulled the Moccasins even at 8-8. Grand Canyon answered with a pair of goals from William Lloyd to go up 10-8. A Devin Peirce goal at the 10:20 mark in the third period put the Moccasins one down and from that point, neither team led by more than a goal until Carter's final tally put FSC ahead by two. The Moccasins withstood a Grand Canyon goal with 1:33 left to preserve the win.
In addition to Carter's seven goals, Jon Freda scored three and Bryan Sbriglia had two. Nick Papagikos and Stefan Nippert each scored once. Papagikos and Justin Brown picked up two assists. Andrew Almansberger had 10 saves in goal.
The Moccasins return to Bryant Stadium Wednesday night for a 7 p.m. Deep South Conference game against Rollins.