LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2014) - The sixth-ranked NYIT lacrosse team heads home for its season-opening road trip to Florida with a 9-8 victory over Florida Southern Sunday afternoon at Bryant Stadium. With the win, the Bears evened to 1-1 on the season. The Moccasins dropped to 0-2 overall.
The two teams battled to a 3-3 stalemate at halftime, before Florida Southern could go up 7-6 at the end of the third period. Yet, the Bears owned the fourth with Kistinger netting his second goal to knot the game and Ryan Brunet (Sound Beach, N.Y.) giving NYIT an 8-7 lead with 4:11 remaining in regulation.
Although the Moccasins found an equalizer a minute and a half later, it was Miller who had the final say with an unassisted game-winning goal with 37 seconds to play.
Cody Dyer led Florida Southern with a hat trick and Dane Sorensen chipped in with two goals.
The win went to rookie Alex Seltzer (Plainview, N.Y.), who evened at 1-1 on the season with 10 saves made on 18 shots faced. The loss was dealt to Matt Lalli (0-2), who had seven saves on 16 shots faced.
NYIT returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 22 on the road at Seton Hill. Face-off is scheduled for Noon in Greensburg, Pa.
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