Ninth-Ranked Tars Blow Past No. 17 Newberry, 22-12
via Rollins press release/website, by Michael Pierce, photo by Mike Watters
Rollins racked up 40 shot attempts in the first half of Sunday’s win
NEWBERRY, S.C. (February 26, 2023) – The ninth-ranked Rollins men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a big lead early and never looked back on Sunday, cruising past No. 17 Newberry, 22-12. The Tars are now 3-0 on the young season, while the Wolves fall to 4-1.
Jack Johnstone poured in a game- and career-high six goals, while Mikey Berkman added four goals and two assists and Justin White tallied three goals and four assists. Grant Hansen and Logan Myers each chipped in with two goals and two assists, while Lake Baker was 14-for-21 in faceoffs. Shahé Katchadurian improved to 3-0 in goal, making 10 saves on 20 shots in 45 minutes of work.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- William Metz scored less than a minute into the game to get things going.
- After Newberry scored two straight to take the lead, Berkman found the net at the 9:19 mark to tie the game at two.
- Less than a minute later Harrison Key gave Rollins the lead for good, and 85 seconds after that White made it a 4-2 game.
- Johnstone’s first tally came at the 5:01 mark, less than a minute after a Wolves goal, giving the Tars a 5-3 advantage.
- Metz got his second of the game on a man-up opportunity exactly 11 minutes in, and Berkman scored another man-up goal 19 seconds later, building the lead to 7-3.
- Johnstone scored 47 seconds after that, making it 8-3.
- Justin Spencer found the net on a man-up opportunity with 1:28 to play, and Hansen’s first of the game came 17 seconds later to make it a 10-3 score.
- Newberry scored with seven ticks on the clock to close out the first quarter with a score of 10-4.
- The Wolves got on the board again just 12 seconds into the second, but Rollins responded with three straight goals to regain its composure, pushing the lead to 13-5.
- After two more Newberry goals, Johnson and Myers wrapped up the half with goals in the final two minutes, putting the Tars up 15-7 at the break.
- Johnstone scored the first two goals of the second half, with White following up with his second goal and sixth point of the game with 8:09 on the clock, making it an 11-goal contest at 18-7.
- The Wolves got three goals back, but Key and Hansen also netted late goals in the third, giving Rollins a 20-10 advantage at the end of 45 minutes.
- The fourth quarter was more subdued, with Berkman recording a pair of goals to match Newberry’s two goals in the quarter, accounting for the 22-12 final score.
The Tars will make their 2023 home debut on Saturday, March 4, when they welcome Flagler to Barker Family Stadium for a 2 p.m. contest.
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