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#9 Rollins Downs #15 Anderson to Move to 2-0

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via Rollins press release/website, by Michael Pierce, photo by Mike Watters


Tars score nine straight second-half goals to pull away from the Trojans

ANDERSON, S.C. (February 24, 2023) The ninth-ranked Rollins men’s lacrosse team earned its second road win over a ranked opponent to start the season on Friday, cruising past No. 15 Anderson, 17-10. The win puts the Tars at 2-0, while the Trojans drop to 5-1.

A quartet of Tars finished with three goals and an assist apiece – Mikey BerkmanGrant HansenJack Johnstone, and William Metz. Johnstone and Hansen also picked up four ground balls each, while Thomas Garvin had a team-leading seven ground balls and was 12-of-19 in faceoffs. Logan Myers tallied a team-high four assists and Justin Isenhour caused a team-leading three turnovers to go along with four ground balls. Shahé Katchadurian (2-0) got the win in goal, stopping 13 shots while allowing just eight goals.

First Quarter

  • Berkman got the scoring started less than four minutes into the contest, and Lake Baker quickly made it 2-0 with a goal just a few seconds later.
  • Just over 30 seconds after Baker’s goal, Johnstone made it 3-0 Tars, with Hansen netting his first goal of the game at the 7:33 mark to build the lead to 4-0.
  • The Trojans got their first goal 29 seconds after Hansen’s marker, making it 4-1.
  • Justin White gave the Tars their four-goal cushion back with a goal at the 4:47 mark, but Anderson responded with the final two tallies of the quarter, cutting the deficit to 5-3.

Second Quarter

  • White opened the scoring 4:02 into the second quarter, building the lead to 6-3.
  • After the Trojans scored a man-up goal, Metz got his first of the night just 2:03 before halftime.
  • Anderson scored 33 seconds later to make it 7-5 going to the break.

Third Quarter

  • The Trojans got to within a goal 85 seconds into the third quarter, closing the gap to 7-6.
  • Rollins would clamp down defensively from there, scoring the next nine goals over a span of 19:11.
  • Johnstone, Metz, and Myers all scored within 37 seconds of each other to increase the lead to 10-6.
  • Berkman added a pair in the closing minutes of the third, along with goals from Hansen, Justin Spencer, and Metz, which lifted the Tars’ lead to 15-6 heading to the final 15 minutes.

Fourth Quarter

  • Hansen made it a 10-goal game with his third of the night 5:36 into the fourth.
  • The Trojans got four late goals, while Johnstone got his third of the night with 3:40 to go, as the Tars sailed to a 17-10 win. 

The Tars will conclude their season-opening three-game road trip with a visit to No. 17 Newberry on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m.

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