SSC Men: Rollins Gets Past Florida Southern 17-14 – Both Recaps

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via the school press releases – photo by Mike Watters, Rollins


Tars Prevail in Shootout with Mocs



The Tars recovered from an early deficit to win a shootout, 17-14, over Florida Tech on hot afternoon at Moccasin Field

LAKELAND, Fla. (April 24, 2021) – The Tars recovered from an early deficit to win a shootout, 17-14, over Florida Tech on hot afternoon at Moccasin Field.  The Tars improve to 4-2 overall, and sit at 3-2 in Sunshine State Conference play.  The Mocs drop to 1-5 overall, and 1-4 against conference opposition.

Ryan Dunn starred on the offensive side of the ball, finding the back of the net five times, while also adding three assists, tying for a career high, with eight points.  Bailey Pringle scored twice and also dished out three helpers, for a total of five points.  Finn Jent and Connor Coltharp each added a pair of tallies. Chase Snyder led the defensive unit by causing four turnovers and picking up seven groundballs.  Kyle Sudol and Cam Reeves split time facing off, while Patrick Thomas and Cody Iserman shared responsibilities in net.

Jeff Atlas led the Mocs with four goals, while Cody Bielec and Edward May each scored a pair.   Kevin Horwitz won 21-34 faceoffs for Florida Southern.  Matt Halperin and Maxwell Freestone each saw time between the pipes for the Mocs.

Bailey Pringle got the Tars on the board first, but the Mocs equalized with a Jeff Atlas goal.  After Connor Coltharp put Rollins on top 2-1, the Mocs went on a run, tallying the next three.  Brandon Carlin sliced into the Mocs’ advantage, but Florida Southern responded with another three goal run.  Finn Jent registered his first goal to close the first quarter with the scoreboard showing 7-4, with the home team on top.

Atlas scored a man-up goal to give Florida Southern an 8-4 lead early in the second quarter.  Rollins found their footing just after the ten-minute mark.  Ryan Dunn scored his first to start a three goal stretch for the Tars.  The run also featured an extra man tally by Blake Buell, and a Marshall Ellison score.  The Mocs broke the streak with a man down goal with just under three minutes left, making the score 9-7.  The Tars would find the back of the net two more times in the period, a Jack Lambert man-up score, and Dunn’s second, with seven second remaining on the clock, drew Rollins even, 9-9, at the break.

Rollins kept their foot on the gas coming out of the locker room.  The teams traded goals to start the third quarter, before the Tars went on another three goal to take a lead they would never relinquish.  Dunn, Jent, and Peyton Miller made the score 14-11, heading into the final 15 minutes of play.

Bielec brought Florida Southern within two to open the fourth quarter.  Justin Spencer registered a man-up score to regain Rollins three goal lead.  Coltharp and Pringle found the back of the net to give Rollins a 17-12 lead with nine minutes to play.  Florida Southern netted a pair of extra-man goals over the next four minutes to make the score 17-14.  Rollins defense locked down for the final minutes, and secured the victory.

The Tars head to Saint Leo on Wednesday, April 28.  Faceoff against the Lions is set for 4 p.m.

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Florida Southern Men’s Lacrosse Tripped Up by Rollins on Senior Day


LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College men’s lacrosse team dropped a 17-14 decision to visiting Rollins College on Saturday afternoon, as the Mocs celebrated Senior Day on Moccasin Field. Junior attack Jeff Atlas paced the Mocs offense with four goals and one assist, while junior attack Cody Bielec and junior midfielder Edward May each added a pair of goals.


1st Quarter

  • The Mocs exploded for seven goals in the first quarter.
  • Rollins actually got on the board first, just 1:12 into the game.
  • Atlas then scored his first goal of the game to tie the score at one.
  • Rollins then took a 2-1 lead, before the Mocs went on a three-goal run, in an 18 second span.
  • First, junior attack Sean Nolan took a pass from sophomore Griffin Phillips to tie the score at two.
  • Next, senior midfielder Kevin Horwitz won the ensuing faceoff, and went right to the cage, and scored an unassisted goal. Horwitz then won the next faceoff, which led to May‘s first goal of the game, and the Mocs led, 4-2.
  • Rollins would then trim the lead to 4-3, before another Mocs three-goal run. Bielec, sophomore attack Thomas Frank, and Atlas put Florida Southern up 7-3, before Rollins ended the quarter with a goal, for a 7-4 result after the first quarter.


2nd Quarter

  • Atlas scored a man-up goal to start the second quarter, at the 13:16 mark.
  • Rollins would score five times in the quarter, interrupted only by a man-down goal for Florida Southern’s Phillips. FSC goalie Matt Halperin made a save, and sent a quick outlet pass to the long stick defender Phillips, who went the distance for the man-down goal.


3rd Quarter

  • Rollins scored a man-up goal to start the second half, putting the Tars up, 10-9.
  • The teams would trade goals, with May and senior midfielder Justin Dunleavy scoring for the Mocs. The score was tied at 11, with 8:39 remaining in the third quarter.
  • Rollins scored three unanswered goals to end the third, taking a 14-11 lead with 15 minutes to play.


4th Quarter

  • Bielec scored his second goal of the game to start the final stanza, cutting the lead to just two goals, 14-12.
  • Again, a three-goal Rollins run propelled the Tars to a large lead, at 17-12, with 9:13 remaining in the game.
  • Atlas scored a man-up goal at 8:03, followed by a Carson Wallace man-up goal, for the final score, 17-14.



  • The Mocs scored seven of their 14 goals today in the first quarter.
  • Nine different Mocs scored goals today.
  • Halperin started the game in goal for Florida Southern, making five saves in just over 32 minutes of action. Junior Maxwell Freestone finished the game between the pipes, recording eight saves.
  • Florida Southern won 22 of 35 faceoffs today, led by Horwitz, who went 21 of 34. Trevor Hatherly won the other faceoff for Florida Southern.
  • The Mocs took eight penalties for 6:30, while the Tars took six penalties for 6:00.
  • On the extra man, FSC went 3-for-6, while Rollins went 4-for-8.



Florida Southern will host Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. The game replaced the originally scheduled game against Lynn, which was postponed.