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8-1 1stQ Allows Rollins Men to Cruise to 18-6 SSC Semi Win over FIT; Johnstone %G/1A, Hansen 4G/1A, Katch 69% Saves for Tars, Terpak 3G, Stewart 2G for Panthers – Both Recaps

West Orange alum Mikey Berkman 2G/2A/3GBs/1CTO, Steinbrenner alum Avery Kamuf 1G, Ponte Vedra alum Sean Caracciolo 1G/1A for Rollins. Viera alum Gavin Wessel 2GBs/2CTOs, Western alum JP Panchookian 2GBs for Florida Tech.

via the school press releases/websites


No. 9 Rollins Dominates Florida Tech in SSC Semifinal

The Tars scored four times in the first five minutes on Wednesday night

by Michael Pierce

WINTER PARK, Florida (April 24, 2024) – The No. 9 and second-seeded Rollins men’s lacrosse team ran out to a big lead early and never looked back on Wednesday night, defeating third-seeded Florida Tech, 18-6, in the semifinals of the SSC Tournament. The Tars, who are now 12-3, advance to Saturday’s SSC Tournament final at No. 3 and top-seeded Tampa at noon. The Panthers close out the season with a 6-9 record.

Jack Johnstone led all players with five goals and six points, making him the new program leader in career points with 155. Grant Hansen had four goals and five points, which gives him a career total of 153 points, moving him into second place in career points at Rollins. Both Johnstone and Hansen surpassed Greg Taicher (2016-19) on Wednesday night, who finished his career with 149 points. Mikey Berkman tallied four points on two goals and two assists while also grabbing three ground balls, and Justin White chipped in with two goals and an assist. Shahe Katchadurian (11-3) made 11 saves on 16 shots in 52:57 of action in goal to earn the win.

First Quarter

  • Sean Caracciolo opened the scoring less than a minute into the game, and within the span of the opening 4:22 the Tars had jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the strength of two Johnstone goals and a Hansen marker.
  • Florida Tech got on the board just over a minute later, but the Blue and Gold responded with four more goals in the first, including the third of the game for Johnstone and second of the night for Hansen, putting the home team up 8-1 after 15 minutes of play.

Second Quarter

  • White and Sam Mattson scored the first two goals of the second quarter to push the lead to 10-1.
  • The two teams then traded goals, each scoring three times throughout the rest of the period, with Rollins holding a comfortable 13-4 edge at the half.

Third Quarter

  • Johnstone put home his fourth and fifth goals of the game to account for all the scoring in the third quarter as the Tars increased the margin to 15-4.

Fourth Quarter

  • Logan MyersAvery Kamuf, and Hansen all found the back of the net in the fourth as the Blue and Gold cruised to an 18-6 win.

The Tars will head to Tampa on Saturday, April 27, to take on the third-ranked and top-seeded Spartans in the SSC Championship. Game time is set for noon.

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Panthers Fall to No.9 Rollins in SSC Semifinal

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Florida Tech men’s lacrosse traveled to Winter Park on Wednesday for the SSC Semifinal contest against Rollins. The Panthers saw their season come to an end as Rollins took a convincing 18-6 win.

  Florida Tech 6, #9 Rollins 18
Records:  Florida Tech (6-9, 4-3 SSC) | #9 Rollins (12-3, 5-2 SSC)
Locations: Cahall-Sandspur Field | Winter Park, Fla.


  • Rollins outscored the Panthers 8-1 in the opening frame.
  • The Panther’s lone goal came from Griffin Martin with 9:30 to go.
  • Jax Francisco recorded five saves in the period.


  • Tars recorded back-to-back goals to open the period.
  • Jakob Terpak found the back of the net, unassisted, with 10:01 to go.
  • Rollins scored one more before Cam McKee found Collin Stewart to cut the margin.
  • Terpak would net one more for Tech, but Rollins ended the period with a 13-4 advantage.


  • Rollins scored just 1:09 into the third quarter.
  • It was a defensive stalemate up until the final five minutes, when Rollins was able to tack on one more.


  • Stewart broke the Panther’s scoring drought, finding the back of the net with 13:40 to go in the final period.
  • Tars scored three consecutive goals to go up 18-5 with 6:43 remaining.
  • Terpak completed the hat trick with 2:38 to go, as Rollins took an 18-6 win to end the Panther’s season.



  • Rollins ended with an advantage in shots (63-31), shots on goal (32-17)  and ground balls (35-27).
  • Florida Tech went 16-24 on clears, while Lynn went 24-27.


  • Florida Tech moves to 6-10 all-time against the Rollins Tars.
  • The Panthers move to 3-5 all-time in the SSC Tournament.
  • Collin Stewart’s two points tie him for second all-time in career points with 139.
  • Jax Francisco moves to second all-time in program history for career saves.

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