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#2 Rollins Men Score Last 4 Goals to Wrest a 14-12 Road Win over #5 Adelphi; Berkman 2G/2A, Johnstone/Hansen Hat Tricks

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West Orange alum Mikey Berkman 2G/2A, Ponte Vedra alum Sean Caracciolo 1G/1A

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No. 2 Rollins Earns Comeback Win at No. 5 Adelphi

by Michael Pierce

The Tars overcame a two-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes to get the victory

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (March 9, 2024) – The No. 2 Rollins men’s lacrosse team took down a top-five opponent on the road on Saturday afternoon, leaving the Empire State with a 14-12 victory over fifth-ranked Adelphi. The Tars are now 6-0 on the year, while the Panthers drop to 2-2.

Grant Hansen and Jack Johnstone each had a team-high three goals, with Hansen also collecting five ground balls, while Mikey Berkman chipped in with two goals and two assists. William Metz added two goals and an assist and Logan Myers tallied a goal and two assists. Thomas Garvin was 17-for-25 in faceoffs with a game-high 13 ground balls, and Shahé Katchadurian made 11 saves to earn his sixth win.

First Quarter

  • After Adelphi opened the scoring in the first minute, William Metz tied things up at the 10:31 mark.
  • Johnstone gave the Tars their first lead just over three minutes later, though the Panthers answered that with their second goal at the 3:51 mark.
  • Hansen’s first of the game came 36 seconds later to make it 3-2, and after AU tied it once again, Berkman netted his first of the game to close out the quarter with the Tars up, 4-3.

Second Quarter

  • Adelphi again scored first in the second, with Berkman putting Rollins back in front with his second of the game at the 8:58 mark.
  • The Panthers scored the next three goals to take a 7-5 lead before Hansen found the back in the net in the closing minutes, cutting the deficit to 7-6 at the half.

Third Quarter

  • The Blue and Gold wasted no time in the third quarter as Johnstone scored just six seconds into the period, tying the game at seven.
  • After a Panther goal, Myers and Justin White netted the next two to put the Tars back in the lead, 9-8.
  • Adelphi was able to bounce back with two late goals, including one with just six ticks left, giving the home team a 10-9 lead after three quarters of play.

Fourth Quarter

  • AU went up 11-9 early in the fourth before Sean Caracciolo scored to make it a one-goal game once again.
  • After Adelphi scored with 11:05 to play, the Rollins defense was impenetrable, forcing three turnovers and not allowing a shot until the 4:15 mark, with Katchadurian stepping up to make three big saves in the final five minutes of the game as well.
  • Max Armitage scored the game’s next goal, with Johnstone following suit to tie the game at 12 with 8:13 to play.
  • William Metz scored the goal that provided the final lead change of the contest, and Hansen put home his third of the night to seal it with 3:06 to play, as Rollins took the 14-12 win.

The Tars will be on the road next Saturday, March 16, as they face another tough road test at No. 6 Indianapolis. The opening faceoff is set for 12 p.m.

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