Rocket League Team Picks Up Win No. 17

Rocket League Team Picks Up Win No. 17

LAKELAND, FL - The Florida Southern College Esports Rocket League squad has been busy over the past two months, playing in 17 matches since the beginning of October. After a slow start to the season, the Moccasins have gone 12-5 over the past two months to improve to 17-11 on the season. Florida Southern has won 10 of its last 12 Rocket League outings, including a 2-1 record in its most recent competitions on Nov. 18.

The Mocs defeated Maryville (2-0) and Rowan (2-1) while falling to Northern Colorado (1-2) in its most recent round of play. Those matches mark the end of the Rocket League Open Season, as the Moccasins turn their attention to a League of Legends Tournament at Florida Poly on Dec. 1. Below is a recap of FSC's most recent Rocket League contests.

FLORIDA SOUTHERN 2, MARYVILLE 0
The Moccasins started game one with two goals from Ashley Dougherty and Cody Lowe. With a 2-0 lead, the Mocs were unable to defend against the Maryville counterattack. Maryville was able to tie the score 2-2 with one minute remaining. In the final minute, FSC's Cody Lowe scored the final goal of game 1 - ending the game 3-2 Florida Southern College.
 
In game two, Maryville led by 1 goal until the last remaining minute. With 58 seconds left on the clock, Cody Lowe scored for Florida Southern College -tying the score 1-1. Both teams now had to decide whether they wanted to finish out the game in regular time or play defensively and wait for overtime. With 20 seconds left on the clock, FSC's Ashley Dougherty scored the final goal of the game and series. Florida Southern College won game two, 2-1.
 
 
NORTHERN COLORADO 2, FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1
The Mocs suffered an early score deficit in the first half of game one. Being down 2-0 with less than 2 minutes left in the game, Florida Southern's Ashley Dougherty and Koy McGrath scored back to back goals to bring game 1 to overtime. During the first minute of overtime, Cody Lowe had an amazing cross to Koy McGrath who perfectly scored the winning goal. Florida Southern win Game 1, 3-2.
 
Cody Lowe opened game two with a quick goal for Florida Southern. The Mocs were unable to hold their one-goal lead when N. Colorado scored two goals back-to-back to take the lead. The N. Colorado team took advantage of their team and played hyper defensively. The time ran out with Colorado ahead 2-1. Florida Southern lose game 2, 1-2.
 
The final game of the series between Florida Southern College and the University of Northern Colorado began with a solo goal from Ashley Dougherty. Following this, the Florida Southern College rocket league team had two major blunders - where two players doubled committed for a ball. This left the FSC goal undefended twice leading to a 1-2 score in favor of Northern Colorado. With 3 minutes left, Koy McGrath scored two goals giving the Florida Southern team a 3-2 lead. However, the Florida Southern team doubled committed for a ball once more leaving the FSC goal open again. The Northern Colorado team quickly took advantage of this blunder and scored a goal of their own. With the score tied 3-3 and 12 seconds left on the clock, The Northern Colorado team scored the final goal of the game and series - winning game 3, 4-3. 
 
 
FLORIDA SOUTHERN 2, ROWAN 1
In the first game, Florida Southern was able to acquire an early 2-0 lead through a quick and aggressive play style. The Moccasins shifted to a more defensive style and held the Rowan team to only one goal. Will goals from Cody Lowe and Koy McGrath, the Florida Southern team won game 1, 2-1.
 
Game Two had a much slower pace. Rowan was able to score the first goal on Florida Southern. With a 1-0 lead, Florida Southern fought back with a goal from Koy McGrath. However, Rowan was able to score the final goal of the game with a quick passing play - winning game 2, 2-1. 
 
Florida Southern's Cody Lowe and Ashley Dougherty started the third game with back-to-back goals. With a comfortable 2-0 lead, Florida Southern played safe and calculated following each of Rowans two goals with two goals of their own. With less than 30 seconds left and a 4-2 lead, Florida Southern held their defenses and came out with a win in game three, 4-2.