Men’s lacrosse faces two end of season losses

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Slinky Jones

Men’s lacrosse fell to Rollins and Saint Leo, but picked up a win over Embry-Riddle in the past two weeks. 

The first lost came against Rollins on April 6. The Mocs lost 11-20, for their second straight Conference lost. The men tied the game early 2-2 but never went on to lead. Sen Nolan’s led the offense with five goals. 

Florida Southern dropped to 8-4 all-time against Rollins. The Mocs picked up 35 ground-balls as Rollins picked up 45. The Mocs were 1 for 5, while the Tars were a perfect 3 for 3 on man-up chances. Maxwell Freestone made 14 saves on 34 shots on goal in net for Florida Southern. 

The third straight Conference lost came at the hands of Saint Leo. The Lions built an early lead in the first half and never looked back. The men lost the contest 23-14. 

Sean Nolan led the offense with four goals, while Jeff Atlas (3) and Nick Guttman (2) each found the back of the net multiple times. Florida Southern dropped to 10-6 all-time against Saint Leo. 

Florida Southern picked up 42 groundballs to Saint Leo’s 44. The Mocs were 1 for 3, while the Lions were 2 for 3 on man-up chances. The Mocs won 25 faceoffs on the night, which is third all-time in program history. 

Horwitz was 22-31, he is now tied for second most faceoffs won in a game with Andrew Fisher (03/14/15 vs. Rollins). 

The Mocs ended the third game skid against Embry Riddle and improved to a game above .500. The Mocs beat the Eagles 25-16. 

Florida Southern improved to 2-0 all-time against Embry-Riddle. Florida Southern picked up 29 groundballs to Embry-Riddle’s 35. The Mocs were 3 for 5, while the Eagles were 2 for 4 on man-up chances. 

Dalton Simpson recorded a career high 6 goals. Jeff Atlas led the team with nine points. The Mocs are now 8-7 overall and 3-3 on the conference. They are currently No. 6 in the conference standings. 

The Mocs will be back in action April 20 against Florida Tech in Melbourne at 2 p.m. for their final conference game of the season. 

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