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Rollins Men Score 1st 8 Goals, Clinch 2nd Seed with the 13-6 Win over PBA; Johnstone 4G, Berkman 4A, Team 18-23 FOs lead Tars, Wharton 2G, Pedesich 15 Saves for PBA – Both Recaps

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West Orange alum Mikey Berkman 4A, Bishop Moore alum Brooks Rask 2A, Out-of-Door alum Jarred Flahive 2G, Oxbridge alum Sean Caracciolo 1G for Rollins. King’s Academy alum Brad Wharton 2G, Jupiter Christian alums Keegan Southard 1G, Caleb Southard 1A for PBA.

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No. 6 Tars Celebrate Senior Day with 13-6 Win

Rollins jumped out to a 12-1 lead in Saturday’s victory

by Michael Pierce

WINTER PARK, Florida (April 13, 2024) – The No. 6 Rollins men’s lacrosse team recorded its fourth straight win on Saturday, defeating visiting Palm Beach Atlantic on Senior Day, 13-6. The Tars are now 11-2 overall, 5-1 in conference play, while the Sailfish drop to 5-5, 1-5 in SSC games.

Jack Johnstone led all players with four goals, while Mikey Berkman tallied four assists. Brady Greco was 8-for-8 in faceoffs with a game-high six ground balls, and Trevor Dorfman (1-0) earned the win, making seven saves on 12 shots in 33:03 of action.

First Quarter

  • Sam Mattson opened the scoring just over nine minutes into the contest, with Johnstone, Justin WhiteSean Caracciolo, and Frankie Hapney all following with goals of their own.
  • Mattson capped the scoring in the first quarter with his second of the game in the final minute, putting Rollins up 6-0 after 15 minutes of play.

Second Quarter

  • Jarred Flahive notched his first career goal at the 6:03 mark of the second and Johnstone backed that up with his second of the game to push the lead to 8-0.
  • After PBA got on the board with 4:01 to go in the half, Johnstone scored his third to give the Tars a 9-1 halftime lead.

Third Quarter

  • Johnstone netted his fourth of the day to open the scoring in the second half, with Flahive following up with his second career goal and second of the day.
  • Peter Buell, Jr. made it 12-1 before a late PBA goal cut the lead to 10 (12-2) after three quarters.

Fourth Quarter

  • Logan Myers scored 35 seconds into the fourth, which would prove to be the final Rollins goal of the day.
  • Palm Beach Atlantic scored three goals in the fourth to account for the 13-6 final score.

The Tars will close out the regular season on Wednesday, April 17, with a road contest at Saint Leo at 7 p.m.

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Men’s Lacrosse Take Tough Loss to the Tars

by Simeon Strauss, Athletic Communications Assistant

WINTER PARK, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse team fell to Rollins College by a score of 13-6 on Saturday night. The Sailfish (5-5) have lost their last two games.

In the first quarter, the Tars got up to a 6-0 lead over the Sailfish. Rollins pushed that lead to 8-0 in the second quarter, but finally the ‘Fish got on the scoreboard. That was thanks to a ground ball by Hunter Sheffield, which led to him finding Brad Wharton for PBAs first goal of the game. Rollins responded within a minute and a half, which put them up 9-1 going into the halftime break.

The Tars opened up the second half with a 3-0 run to push their lead to 12-1. It took until the final minute of the quarter for the ‘Fish to stop the run. After a shot off the post by Rollins, Christian Bond picked up the ground ball, and that led to Cooper Porter finding Henry Sloyan to cut the score to 12-2, which remained the score through the rest of the quarter. 

PBA quickly scored to open up the fourth after a Rollins turnover that led to a ground ball and assist by Caleb Southard when he found Wharton for his second goal of the game, making the Rollins lead 12-3. The Tars responded no more than 20 seconds later, but just a minute after that, the Sailfish scored once again. Cooper Porter was the one to thank after the ground ball pickup by Sarver Adams. The game was still under Rollins’ control, as they led by a score of 13-4. With a little over two minutes remaining, Sloyan found Tyler Hopkins for the PBA’s fifth goal of the game. Shortly after, Hopkins then found Keegan Southard for the goal to make the game 13-6 in Rollins favor. Unfortunately, the Sailfish ran out of time and couldn’t score any more goals to complete their comeback. 

Wharton was the team leader in goals for the game with two, and Hunter Sheffield had the most ground balls with four. Pedisich was the starting goalie and played the entire game. He had 15 saves on 13 goal attempts. Porter took the most shots for the ‘Fish, with seven total in the game, along with one goal.

The ‘Fish have one more game remaining in the season, where they will host Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 7 p.m.