Florida Southern vs. Young Harris
April 19, 2013
The Game Story:
Box Score
LAKELAND – Florida Southern finished the 2013 season on a high note and gave their seniors a game to remember as they defeated the Young Harris Mountain Lions 21-7 here at Bryant Stadium in the season-finale. The Moccasins finish their season 7-8 while the Mountain Lions fall to 5-7 overall.
The 21 goals scored by the Mocs was a new program record besting the old mark of 18 goals that was set against Medaille, on March 16, 2009. A total of five program-records were set by the Mocs on the evening.
Before the game started the 2013 senior class was honored by the coaching staff and the rest of the team in front of the 300-plus crowd. Those four seniors honored tonight were; Corey Brown, Bobby Downes, Sam Penizotto and Brian Weil.
It was an offensive explosion for the Mocs as 16 different FSC players tallied at least one point, with 11 different Mocs scoring at least one goal. Tallying 21 goals and 14 assists FSC tallied another program-record in total points in a game with 35. The Mocs previous record of 28 had happened twice previously, most recently on March 9, 2011 against the Saint Leo Lions. Not only were the points scored in a game and goals scored in a game new program records but tonight’s assist total was also a new record. The 14 assists best the previous mark of 13 that was set on March 10, 2012 against Catawba.
It didn’t take long for senior Corey Brown to light up the back of the net scoring the game’s first goal less than a minute into the contest. Penizotto tallied his lone point by assisting on the next goal while Weil assisted on two consecutive goals to give the Mocs an early 5-1 lead through the first quarter.
The Mountain Lions hung around early in the contest scoring the third goal of the game but the Mocs were too much for the first-year program, scoring eight consecutive goals before Young Harris scored the final goal of the first half to head into the locker room down 10-2.
FSC didn’t give the Mountain Lions any room for a comeback posting the first five goals in the third quarter and allowing only one Young Harris goal in total during that quarter. The Mocs scored a total of nine goals in quarter number three to take a 19-3 lead heading into the final period.
After allowing only three goals through three periods of play, Mocs’ goalie Logan Muether was able to rest the remainder of the game as he picked up his fourth win on the season.
With a more than comfortable lead the Mocs played three different goalies in the final quarter allowing four Mountain Lion goals. FSC added two more goals to make the final score 21-7.
Every player that suited up for FSC was able to get into the game and gain some sort of playing experience. Scoring their first goals of the season and FSC career were John Zinno, who scored one goal, and Brett Carlson, who tallied two goals on the night.
FSC controlled the face-off all night long winning 24-of-32. Downes, a senior who had only taken one face-off in his career, went 5-of-10 while Dan Krispinsky led the team going 16-of-19. The four Mocs that combined to take the face-offs helped set a new program-record of 24 face-off wins in a contest.
The Mocs outshout their opponent 65 to 18; the 65 shots was also a new program record. The previous record was 54 and it also happened against Medaille. FSC picked up 52 ground balls on the night, 33 more than the Mountain Lions.
Bobby Parker earned the loss for Young Harris allowing the first seven Moccasin goals. All-in-all the Mountain Lions played three goalies over the course of the game recording 12 saves between the three.
With the season in the books, the Mocs will return next spring to start the sixth season of men’s lacrosse at Florida Southern.