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5-0 1stQ, 15 CTOs Drive #6 Rollins Men to 14-9 Win over ERAU; Garvin 16/25 FOs, Berkman 3G/3A, Hansen 3G/1A for Tars, Groezinger 16 Svs, Jacobs 6G for Eagles – Both Recaps

West Orange alum Mikey Berkman 3G/3A, Ponte Vedra alum Sean Caracciolo 1G for Rollins. Jupiter alum Kurt Pelchen 1GB/2CTOs for ERAU.

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No. 6 Rollins Soars Past Eagles

The Tars jumped out to a 6-0 lead and pulled away late for the 14-9 win

by Michael Pierce

WINTER PARK, Florida (April 10, 2024) – The No. 6 Rollins men’s lacrosse team registered its third straight win on Wednesday night, defeating visiting Embry-Riddle, 14-9. The Tars are now 10-2 overall, 14-1 in conference play, while the Eagles drop to 6-6, 2-3 in SSC games.

Mikey Berkman led the Tars with three goals and three assists, while Grant Hansen tallied three goals and one assist. Logan Myers tallied two goals and an assist and Jack Johnstone chipped in with two goals and three ground balls. Thomas Garvin was 16-for-25 in faceoffs with a game-high 13 ground balls and Shahé Katchadurian (10-2) made 11 saves on 20 shots to earn the win in goal.

First Quarter

  • Berkman scored twice in the first two minutes as the Tars got off to a fast start.
  • Chad Bulera, Hansen, and Johnstone all netted goals late in the first to give Rollins a 5-0 lead after one quarter.

Second Quarter

  • Justin White got the first goal of the second before Embry-Riddle got on the board with a pair of goals to make it 6-2.
  • Hansen put home his second of the game a couple minutes before halftime to extend the lead to 7-2 at the break.

Third Quarter

  • The Eagles scored four in a row to open the third quarter, trimming the deficit to 7-6.
  • Myers found the back of the net to keep the Tars in front at the 7:31 mark.
  • After an ERAU goal, Hansen scored to make it 9-7.
  • Embry-Riddle once again climbed to within one, but Sean Caracciolo and Max Armitage helped Rollins keep its lead, extending the margin to 11-8 at the end of the third.

Fourth Quarter

  • Myers, Berkman, and Johnstone all scored in the fourth to put the game out of reach, with the Eagles finding one final goal to account for the 14-9 final score.

The Tars are back at home on Sunday, April 13, as they host Palm Beach Atlantic at 5 p.m. Saturday’s game will be the final home game of the regular season, with the 2024 senior class being honored after the contest.

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No. 6 Tars Escape Eagles’ Upset Bid, 14-9

by Michael Black

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Thanks to a dominant third quarter and six goals from Coleman Jacobs, the RV Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse team nearly upended No. 6 Rollins on Wednesday night, but the Eagles (6-6, 2-3 SSC) ultimately fell to the Tars (10-2, 4-1 SSC), 14-9.
Jacobs registered the sock trick for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career, doing so on eight shots on goal. His six points paced the Eagles on the night, while Pete Abbes added a goal and an assist for two points, while Christopher Harper and Marcus Needham each added a tally to the cause. 
In goal was Carter Groezinger, who picked up his third start this season. Despite the 14 goals allowed, the sophomore keeper was a big reason why the Eagles were able to remain in the game throughout. Groezinger ended the 60 minutes with 16 saves, tying his second-best performance as an Eagle. 
A big first quarter propelled the Tars to an early 5-0 lead after 15 minutes. It wasn’t until the midway point of the first that the Eagles were able to get their first good looks on offense. Though RC tallied the five goals, Groezinger made four big stops in the frame to keep things manageable. 
The Eagles ticked up a notch in the second, however. Rollins made it 6-0 with 9:14 left to play in the half, but then Harper notched the first Embry-Riddle goal of the day. He found a crease on the right side and drove to the net to put the Eagles on the board at 9:06. Shortly after, Jacobs notched his first of the night with a bouncing goal to make it 6-2. The Tars closed out the half with a goal of their own though, making the halftime score 7-2.
ERAU enjoyed by far its best quarter after half time. Needham kicked things off with a goal at 12:56, then less than 30 second later, Abbes rocketed in another to make it 7-4. Then Jacobs went off for two rapid-fire scores at 8:51 and 8:33 to pull the Eagles within one goal, down just 7-6.
Rollins retaliated with a goal less than a minute later, but Jacobs cut the lead again at 5:58 with an unassisted score. The Tars answered once again, but once again so did Jacobs at 4:20, maintaining the one-goal deficit at 9-8.
But RC reeled off the next five goals of the game between the third and fourth periods, including two man-up scores, extending the lead to 14-8. Jacobs completed the sock trick at 3:14, but it was too late as the Tars were able to escape with the win.
Up next, the Eagles will host Saint Leo on Saturday and will honor its senior class before the game at 3 p.m.