Tilmon Completes Hat Trick with OT Game-Winner as Men's Lacrosse Sneaks Past Florida Southern 7-6
March 3, 2012
MISENHEIMER, N.C. Ė Steven Tilmonís (Orlando, FL) goal with 1:37 remaining in overtime propelled Pfeiffer University past Florida Southern College 7-6 in menís lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The victory pushes the Falcons to 2-2 overall while the Mocs drop to 1-4.
Pfeiffer had to comeback in the closing seconds of regulation just to force overtime. Trailing 4-1 at the half, Florida Southern came out and scored five unanswered goals in the third and fourth quarters to carry a 6-4 lead with 5:57 remaining. Cole Paciejewski (Prince George, BRITISH COLUMBIA) would get the Falcons to within one with 1:23 on his strike from James Shepherd (St. John, NEW BRUNSWICK) before Shepherd turned around to assist on Tucker Hammockís (Marietta, GA) game-tying man-up goal with 38 seconds left in the fourth. After the Mocs had possession and a couple of chances to score in OT, Tilmon netted the game-winner with 97 seconds left.
Early on, the Falcons had control scoring the only three in the in the first started off by two back-to-back from Tilmon. Shepherd would hit with 21 seconds left in the first before the Mocs got on the board with Dane Sorensonís (Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA) 3:06 into the second. Shepherd would score again with 6:24 to play before the half on the second-straight assist from Elliot Gilbert (Corning, NY).
Kevin Naslonski (East Setauket, NY) would score the first two goals in the five-goal second half span for Florida Southern while Mat Thompson (Akwesasne, ONTARIO), Ricky DiMicco (Bel Air, MD) and Sorenson would each tally once for the Mocs final goals.
Pfeiffer quickly returns to action on Monday hosting Ohio Valley at 3:00 p.m. Live stats will be available through http://www.gofalconsports.com.†