Franklin Springs, GA – The Lions hosted the Young Harris College Mountain Lions for their second home game and overall game of the season. The Lions played a very tight first half, but fell behind in the second half leading to a final score of 12-4 in the Mountain Lions favor. With this win, the Mountain Lions improved to 1-3 on the season, and the Lions dropped to 2-0.
The first quarter of play was an extremely well-played quarter on both sides of the ball. Both offenses battled hard against the opposing defenses, but it was the Mountain Lions who squeezed in a goal with 4:33 left to play. Just 14 seconds into the second quarter, the Lions Tyler Machado evened up the score to 1 all, with an assist from Camren Bent. One more goal came for the Lions with 3:44 left to play before the half from Senior Austin Brundage. Heading into half time, the Mountain Lions led 3-2.
The third quarter opened with 6 unanswered goals by the Mountain Lions before Camren Bent responded with 2:08 left to play in the quarter. Less than a minute later, another Lions goal came from Cam Free to close out the quarter. This would be the last goal of the game for the Lions, and the Mountain Lions would only go on to score 3 more goals before the end of play.
In the goal, Luke Harris had 10 saves out of 22 shots taken against him. The Lions collectively had 10 ground balls, 21 successful clears, and they won 5-19 faceoffs. The Lions spend only a 3 minutes and 30 seconds in the penalty box on 4 infractions.
The Lions will be back in action on the road at the University of Alabama – Huntsville at 2 pm on Saturday, February 25th.
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