Stingrays fall to Everblades

Caleb Herbert and Nathan Walker each scored a goal and an assist, but South Carolina fell to Florida, 3-2, on Sunday at North Charleston Coliseum.

The Stingrays (17-16-1-6) kicked off the scoring 4:35 into the contest as Herbert caught a pass from Walker for a breakaway and beat Everblades netminder Andy Iles (27 saves, 29 shots) over the glove. Forward Rob Ricci netted the second assist.

Walker cashed in on the power play at 4:37 of the second period, moving around Iles and tucking the puck inside the right post. Defenseman Marcus Perrier and Herbert grabbed the assists.

The Everglades started the comeback at 11:13 of the final frame as Mike Little capitalized on the power play during the first half of a double-minor penalty to Stingrays defenseman Wade Epp. Moments later, forward Alex Aleardi lit the lamp on the second half, tipping a pass from Mitch Wahl past Stingrays goaltender Adam Morrison (23 saves on 26 shots) at 13:03. Everblades forward Alex Lavoie buried the game-winning goal at 14:40. The Stingrays finished 1 for 3 on the power play, while the Everblades went 2 for 5.

The Stingrays open a four-game road trip Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Orlando.