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#6 Rollins Men Gradually Pull Away for 18-10 Win over FIT in SSC Play; Balanced Offense Overcomes Francisco’s 14 Saves, Myers 4G/1A, Berman’s 1G/4A Lead Way-Both Recaps

West Orange alum Mikey Berkman 1G/4A, Ponte Vedra alum Sean Caracciolo 2G/1A, Chiles alum Sam Hartmann 1G for Rollins. St Edward’s alum Danny Richmond 1A, Viera alum Nate Deplancke 1A for FIT.

via the school press releases/websites


No. 6 Rollins Bounces Back with 18-10 Win Over Florida Tech

by Michael Pierce

The Tars never trailed on Saturday, leading for all but 2:29 of the game

WINTER PARK, Florida (March 30, 2024) – The No. 6 Rollins men’s lacrosse team returned to the win column on Saturday with an 18-10 victory over visiting Florida Tech. The Tars are now 7-2 overall, 1-1 in conference play, while the Panthers drop to 3-6, 2-1 in SSC games.

Logan Myers led all players with four goals and added an assist, while Mikey Berkman tallied a goal and a game-high four assists. Sean Caracciolo and Sam Mattson each added two goals and an assist. Thomas Garvin was 11-for-20 in faceoffs with three ground balls and Shahe Katchadurian (7-2) made three saves on 12 shots in 55:39 of action in goal, adding game-highs in ground balls (8) and caused turnovers (4).

First Quarter

  • Caracciolo opened the scoring in the first minute of the game, with Florida Tech responding just under three minutes later to tie it at one.
  • Grant Hansen put Rollins back in front before the Panthers once again tied it, 2-2, with 7:16 left in the period.
  • Myers untied it less than a minute later and Mattson netted back-to-back goals to push the Tar lead to 5-2.
  • After Florida Tech got one back, Berkman scored the final goal of the quarter to give Rollins a 6-3 lead.

Second Quarter

  • Florida Tech scored first in the second quarter, but Hansen answered with a goal only four seconds later.
  • Chad Bulera followed up with a goal 31 seconds after that, and Jack Johnstone tallied the next marker to make it a 9-4 game.
  • The Panthers scored next, with Bulera quickly answering to give the Tars a commanding 10-5 edge at the half.

Third Quarter

  • Max Armitage, Bulera, and Caracciolo each scored in the first nine minutes of the second half to build the lead to 13-5.
  • After a pair of Panther goals, Myers got his second to make it a 14-7 game.

Fourth Quarter

  • Myers completed his hat trick just over a minute into the fourth, with Johnston scoring less than two minutes later.
  • The lead reached double-digits as Myers netted his fourth of the game with 6:59 to go, extending the margin to 17-7.
  • Florida Tech got the next three goals before Samuel Hartmann closed the scoring with a goal in the final minute, accounting for the 18-10 final.

The Tars are back at home on Wednesday, April 3, as they host Lynn at 8 p.m. for another SSC contest.

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Panthers Fall on the Road Against Top-10 Rollins

by Christina Hardman

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Florida Tech men’s lacrosse travel to Winter Park, Fla. Saturday night to take on a top-10 opponent in the Rollins Tars. The Tars jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter and never let up, handing the Panthers their first SSC loss of the season.

  Florida Tech 10, #6 Rollins 18
Records: Florida Tech (3-6, 2-1 SSC) | #6 Rollins (7-2, 1-1 SSC)
Locations: Cahall-Sandspur Field | Winter Park, Fla.


  • The Rollins Tars jumped out in front early on to take a 1-0 lead just 45 seconds into the game.
  • Griffin Martin found Zach Rozgonyi on the crease to tie it up, 1-1.
  • Rollins added another before Collin Stewart scored his first of the game off a feed from Ben Foster.
  • Tars blasted three consecutive goals to go up 4-2 with 2:41 to go in the opening frame.
  • Stewart responded, finding the back of the net on an unassisted effort.
  • Rollins would tack on one more to take a 6-3 lead into the second quarter.


  • Jakob Terpak opened up the second frame with an unassisted goal to cut the deficit to two.
  • Tars responded with a 4-1 run to take a 10-5 advantage with 5:58 remaining. Stewart accounted for the Panthers’ tally during the run as he fired a missile from the left side.


  • Rollins extended their lead 13-5, scoring three straight to open the third period.
  • Panthers wasted no time, scoring twice over the next minute and a half. Rozgonyi paired up with Stewart for his second goal of the day before Terpak found Andrew Walenty to cut the deficit, 13-7.
  • With 3:29 on the clock, Rollins would get the final goal of the period and take a seven-goal advantage into the last frame.


  • Rollins would once again score three consecutive goals to build their lead, 17-7 with 6:59 remaining.
  • Panthers answered with three goals by three different players to cut the deficit back to single digits. Mason Costa tallied his first career goal off an assist from Danny Richmond. 13 seconds later, Jonah Borynec scored on a man-up unassisted effort. Walenty capped off the run on a feed from Brooks Van Esselstyn.
  • Rollins tallied the final goal with 55 seconds on the clock and would then run out the remaining time to hand Florida Tech its first SSC loss of the season.



  • Rollins ended with more shots (56-26), shots on goal (34-13), and ground balls (44-23).
  • Tars won 19-31 faceoffs compared to 12-31 for Tech.
  • The Panthers recorded more turnovers then the Tars, 22-15.
  • Tech was 20-23 on clear attempts while Rollins was 23-27.
  • The Panthers were 1-3 on man-up while holding the Tars 0-3 on extra-man opportunities.


  • Florida Tech stands at 6-9 all-time against Rollins.
  • The Tars have won the past six match ups with the Panthers’ last win over Rollins being a 15-9 triumph on March 31, 2021.
  • With his five points, Collin Stewart moves up to sixth all-time on the programs career points list with 121.
  • Mason Costa recorded his first career goal as a Panther.
  • Andrew Walenty tallied his first multi-goal game of the season.
  • JP Panchookian entered the programs career top-10 list for caused turnovers.

UP NEXT: Florida Tech returns to Rick Stottler Field Saturday, April 6 to take on Embry-Riddle on Senior Day. The contest is set to begin at 11 a.m.
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