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by Michael Pierce, photo by Mike Watters
The Tars jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first and never looked back
WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 12, 2023) – The sixth-ranked Rollins men’s lacrosse team had no trouble with 16th-ranked Florida Southern on Wednesday night, handing the visiting Mocs a 14-6 loss. The win puts the Tars at 10-1 on the year and 4-0 in conference play, while FSC falls to 10-4 overall, 3-2 in SSC games.
Mikey Berkman led all players with six points on five goals and an assist, while Grant Hansen tallied two goals and two assists and William Metz scored three goals. Benjamin Kopen and Justin White each caused a game-high three turnovers, with Kopen adding a goal and White adding three ground balls and an assist. Lake Baker was 15-for-18 in faceoffs with a game-high six ground balls, while Justin Isenhour tied him with a game-high six ground balls to go along with two caused turnovers and an assist.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Tars will host Saint Leo on Saturday, April 15th, in the final regular season home game of the season. The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, with Rollins set to honor its senior class shortly after the game.
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LAKELAND, Fla. – The 16th-ranked Florida Southern men’s lacrosse team was unable to get the offense rolling Wednesday night on the road at sixth-ranked Rollins. The Tars remained perfect in Sunshine State Conference play with a 14-6 victory.
The loss drops Florida Southern’s record to 10-4 overall and 3-2 in SSC play. The Tars improve to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in league action.
Freshman Nolan Tighe and junior Brendan Glasser led the way offensively as they each scored a pair of goals while three others each tallied one. Graduate student Andrew Medeiros earned a pair of points with a goal and an assist. Medeiros and senior Nick Shannon each caused a pair of turnovers to lead the defensive effort while senior Sean Nolan led with three ground balls.
Junior Michael Simone faced a flurry of shots on the night as he made 15 saves while facing 29 total shots on goal. Simone’s counterpart, Syracuse transfer Shahe Katchadurian made 12 saves for the Tars while facing 18 shots on goal.
The Tars were able to dominate at the face off winning 20-of-23 taken including every single face off in the opening two quarters.
Glasser scored the opening goal of the contest with a nice turnaround shot just under three minutes into the contest. The Tars went on to score six-straight to close out the opening 15 minutes with a 6-1 lead. Four of the six goals came off the stick of Mikey Berkman for the Tars. Tighe scored the opening goal of the second quarter but that was again answered by three-straight from the Tars to make it 9-2 with under two minutes to play in the first half. The Mocs were unable to get another score as time expired sending the game into halftime.
The Mocs looked to be building a bit of momentum in the opening minutes of the second half as they scored three of the opening four goals of the period to cut the deficit to 10-5 but that would be all the Moccasins would score until the waning minutes of the contest. The Tars went on to collect four-straight goals until a Medeiros tally with 2:22 left to play stopped the run. Both teams would go scoreless over the final two minutes as the buzzer sounded on a 14-6 Rollins victory.
The Mocs will not have much time to dwell on the loss as Florida Tech visits Berend Field this Saturday for another Sunshine State Conference contest. The game marks the final home contest of the season for the Mocs and FSC will honor its 23 seniors and graduate students following the game.
|12:15||FSC – Cole Williams Assisted by Jay Minor||1||0|
|11:41||RCMLAX – Mikey Berkman||1||1|
|09:51||RCMLAX – Mikey Berkman Assisted by Grant Hansen||1||2|
|08:27||RCMLAX – Mikey Berkman||1||3|
|06:06||RCMLAX – William Metz||1||4|
|03:52||RCMLAX – Mikey Berkman||1||5|
|01:18||RCMLAX – Benjamin Kopen||1||6|
|13:51||FSC – Nolan Tighe Assisted by Matt Flammenspeck||2||6|
|11:11||RCMLAX – William Metz||2||7|
|09:56||RCMLAX – Harrison Key Assisted by Grant Hansen||2||8|
|01:48||RCMLAX – Connor Thornton||2||9|
|14:09||FSC – Brendan Glasser Assisted by Andrew Medeiros||3||9|
|13:30||RCMLAX – Grant Hansen||3||10|
|10:25||FSC – Nolan Tighe||4||10|
|08:22||FSC – Lucas Sommers Assisted by Brydon Robichaud||5||10|
|01:36||RCMLAX – Jack Johnstone Assisted by Justin Isenhour||5||11|
|13:51||RCMLAX – Grant Hansen||5||12|
|09:35||RCMLAX – Mikey Berkman Assisted by Justin White||5||13|
|05:39||RCMLAX – William Metz Assisted by Mikey Berkman||5||14|
|02:22||FSC – Andrew Medeiros||6||14|