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6G 1stH Run Leads the #6 Rollins Men Pulling Away for the 18-10 Win over Lynn; Hansen 5G/2A, Berkman 2G/4A for Rollins, Stanton 2G/2A for Lynn-Both Recaps

West Orange alum Mikey Berkman 2G/4A, Ponte Vedra alum Sean Caracciolo 1G/1A for Rollins.

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Sixth-Ranked Tars Down Lynn, 18-10

Rollins held a 10-4 halftime lead and never looked back

by Michael Pierce

WINTER PARK, Florida (April 3, 2024) – The No. 6 Rollins men’s lacrosse team picked up its second straight win on Wednesday, defeating visiting Lynn 18-10. The Tars are now 8-2 overall, 2-1 in conference play, while the Fighting Knights drop to 3-7, 0-3 in SSC games.

Grant Hansen led all players with five goals and added two assists, while Mikey Berkman tallied two goals and a game-high four assists. Jack Johnstone added three goals and four ground balls, while Chad Bulera chipped in with two goals and an assist. Brady Greco was 14-for-25 in faceoffs and Shahe Katchadurian (8-2) made 11 saves on 21 shots to earn the win.

First Quarter

  • Lynn scored the first three goals of the game before Hansen got the Tars on the board at the 10:11 mark.
  • Bulera scored less than two minutes later, and Hansen tallied his second and third goals in the following six minutes to put the Tars in front, 4-3.
  • After a Lynn goal with 14 seconds to go, Hansen put home his fourth of the quarter with just over a second left, giving the Tars a 5-4 edge after one period of play.

Second Quarter

  • Johnstone netted the first two goals of the second, with Berkman, Greco, and Hansen following suit as the Tars outscored the Fighting Knights 5-0 in the frame to extend their lead to 10-4.

Third Quarter

  • Lynn scored the first goal of the second half, but Johnstone and Frankie Hapney scored the next two to make it 12-5.
  • After back-to-back Lynn markers, Berkman and Sean Caracciolo found the back of the net to put the Tars in front, 14-7, after three quarters.

Fourth Quarter

  • The visitors scored just 14 seconds into the fourth quarter, which was followed shortly thereafter by an 85-minute weather delay.
  • After the delay, Lynn scored to make it 14-9 before Rollins rattled off four straight goals, two from Logan Myers and one each from Bulera and Sam Mattson.
  • The Fighting Knights got a late goal to account for the 18-10 final score.

The Tars will travel to Lakeland on Saturday, April 6, to face No. 18 Florida Southern in another SSC matchup. That game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.

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Fighting Knights lose at No. 6 Rollins, 18-10

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Lynn University men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter before sixth-ranked Rollins rallied for an 18-10 win, Wednesday. The Fighting Knights are now 3-7 overall and 0-3 in the Sunshine State Conference.

– Graduate student Jalen Stanton, sophomore Jackson Cutter and graduate Thomas Murray each found the net over a 1:11 span in the first quarter as Lynn grabbed a quick 3-0 cushion
– The Tars scored four-straight goals before freshman Will Harris connected on a shot with 14 seconds left in the first that tied things at 4-4
– Rollins again collected a scoring run, this time six-straight goals for a 10-4 advantage at halftime
– Senior Will Richardson opened the second half with a goal at 12:17 in the third
– Graduates Scott Friant and Joseph Michalski added goals later in the third that pulled Lynn to within seven, 14-7 after 45 minutes of play
– Harris scored to open the fourth and graduate Brian Hoskins found the net at 10:26 as the Fighting Knights trailed just 14-9
– Another 4-0 run from the hosts increased their edge to 18-9 before Stanton scored for a second time with 26 seconds left to set the final at 18-10
– Rollins outshot Lynn 47-31 and held a slim 17-14 lead in faceoffs
– Stanton finished with two goals and two assists to pace Lynn with four points
– Harris scored twice, while Murray had one goal and one assist
– Junior Matthew Canedo had three ground balls with one caused turnover
– Junior Camren Santos won 13-of-26 faceoffs
– Senior Eric Suits played 45 minutes in net for the Fighting Knights and made 10 saves while suffering the loss
– Lynn travels to No. 3 Tampa on Saturday at 3:00 pm