SSC Men: Lynn Edges Past Rollins 10-8 – Both Recaps

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via Lynn press release




Men’s Lacrosse Tackles Rival Rollins for First SSC Triumph


BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s men’s lacrosse team picked up its first Sunshine State Conference victory of the season on Saturday as the Fighting Knights defeated rival Rollins College, 10-8. The victory is sweet revenge for the Fighting Knights after the Tars beat Lynn by one goal in each of the last two seasons.


Final: Lynn 10, Rollins 8
Records: Lynn (6-3, 1-1 SSC), Rollins (6-3, 0-2 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Rollins leads 4-2
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  • The Tars scored the first two goals of the game before Lynn went on a 10-2 run to close out the first three quarters of play. The fourth quarter was all Rollins however as the Tars netted four goals to Lynn’s none.
  • Freshman Caleb Wells logged his second hat trick this season, finding the back of the net three times on five shot attempts.
  • Xander Cosenza boasted a team-high four points behind two goals and two assists.
  • Mikey Urso and Conor Vaughan each added a pair of goals, with Vaughan tacking on an assist.
  • Nick McCabe tallied three points on a goal and two helpers.
  • Jared Chaloux (2) and Conrad Rhein (1) combined for the team’s final three assists.
  • Dryden Brous had a somewhat quiet day compared to his lofty standards as the junior went 16-of-22 at the faceoff X with a game-high 10 ground balls.
  • Junior netminder Collin McClelland was lights out in between the pipes, recording 13 saves along with three ground balls and a caused turnover.
  • Evan P. Kalish had a strong outing defensively for the second consecutive game, logging four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Greg Morissette chipped in three GBs and two CTs.



  • Rollins defeated Lynn 8-7 last season and 12-11 in double overtime during the 2017 campaign.
  • McClelland now has 297 saves in his three-year career at Lynn, passing Taylor Ferrino (’16) for the program’s all-time saves record.
  • The Fighting Knights’ 10 goals are their lowest in a win so far this season.
  • Kalish has seven caused turnovers in the last two games combined. He had four over the course of the first seven games this season.
  • McClelland also had 13 saves against the Tars last season.
  • Despite the victory, Lynn committed a season-high 27 turnovers.
  • Both teams are receiving votes in the USILA National Rankings.



Lynn continues its stretch of home SSC tilts as the squad hosts Florida Tech this Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m.




via Rollins press release


Rollins Falls to Lynn by Final Score of 10-8


BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 30, 2019) – Rollins senior attackman Greg Taicher earned an assist on the first Tars’ goal of the game, marking his 44th career assist and 131st career point to set new all-time program records in both categories.  Despite the Tars’ fourth-quarter comeback, the Rollins mens’ lacrosse team fell to Lynn University by a final score of 10-8 on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Campbell Stadium.

The loss marks the second-straight for the Tars, who received votes on both the USILA/Warrior and New Balance DII Poll as well as the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Top 20 this past week, and drops them to a record of 6-3, and 0-2 in SSC action.  The Fighting Knights, who also received votes on both polls, advance to 6-3 and 1-1 in SSC play.

Taicher’s record-setting day was highlighted by a hat trick and three assists to lead the team with six points on the afternoon.  Ryan Dunn matched Taicher in points on the afternoon with four goals and two assists, followed by one goal by Joey Cinque.  Grant Long added an assist of his own as the Tars put up a total of eight goals and six assist on the afternoon.  Facing off against the third-ranked specialist in Division II and top-ranked faceoff specialist in the conference, the Tars won 6-of-22, with Kyle Sudol winning 2-of-8, and Cam Reeves winning 4-of-14.  Roya Hansen, Evan Schimek, Revves, and Rob Champigny each earned a team high three ground balls on the day, while Wyatt Todd, Hansen, Taicher, Chase Snyder, and Schimek all notched a team best two caused turnovers apiece.  In goal, Will Eckert played a full game, facing 33 shots and 16 shots on goal from the Fighting Knights. Eckert earned six saves while allowing 10 goals on the day.

The Fighting Knights were led by Caleb Wells with three goals, while Xander Cosenza notched two goals and two assists.  Conor Vaughan and Mikey Urso tallied two goals apiece on the afternoon, followed by Nick McCabe with one.  Jared Chaloux notched two assists of his own, along with McCabe.  Conrad Rhein and Vaughan each earned one assist on the day to wrap up the Fighting Knights’ scoring efforts on the day.  Dryden Brous, who ranks third in DII in face-off win percentage, earned 16-of-22 on the day while winning a game high 10 ground balls.  Defender Evan Kalish led the team in caused turnovers with three.  In goal, Collin McClelland played a full 60 minutes, facing 35 shots and 21 shots on goal from the Tars.  McClelland earned 13 saves while allowing just eight goals.


How it Happened:

The Tars took a 2-0 lead in the first six and a half minutes as the duo of Dunn Taicher combined to notch a goal and an assist apiece.  However, the Fighting Knights jousted back and scored for unanswered goals to close out the first quarter with a 4-2 lead.  Lynn outscored the Tars 6-2 throughout the second and third quarter, leaving Rollins in a 10-4 deficit entering into the final quarter of action.  The Tars then held the Fighting Knights scoreless throughout the final 15 minutes of action, adding four goals to the scoreboard to close out the contest trailing by just two, 10-8.


Rollins vs Lynn (4-2)



Date Opponent





 * 3/19/2014 LYNN





Winter Park, Fla.
 * 4/8/2015 At Lynn





Boca Raton, Fla.
 * 4/2/2016 #18 LYNN





Winter Park, Fla.
 * 4/8/2017 At Lynn





Boca Raton, Fla.
* 3/24/2018 #18 LYNN





Winter Park, Fla.
* 3/30/2019 At Lynn





Boca Raton, Fla.



Overall: 4-2
Conference: 4-2
Home: 2-1
Away: 2-1
Neutral: 0-0


  • Taicher’s assist on the first goal of the game moved him into first place in program record books in both career points (131), and career assists (44).  After his three goal, three assist performance, Taicher now has 136 career points, 46 career assists, and 90 career goals.  He is now just four goals away from becoming the program’s all-time leader in career goals scored.
  • The Tars lead the series against the Fighting Knights, 4-2, and are now 2-1 when playing on Lynn’s home turf.
  • Both Rollins and Lynn received votes on both the USILA/Warrior and New Balance DII Poll and NIKE/US Lacrosse Division II Top 20 this week.
  • With 62 career caused turnovers, Evan Schimek is 16 away from becoming the program’s all-time leader in caused turnovers in a career.  Schimek needs to surpass Nick Scannapieco `13, who concluded his career with 77 caused turnovers.



The Tars return to action on Wednesday, April 3, when they return to Cahall-Sandspur Field to host Saint Leo University in Sunshine State Conference action.  Game time against the Lions is set for 8:00 pm.  Fans who are unable to attend the contest can follow all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network at, as well as with live stats on

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