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Tars Win Opener Over Panthers

The Tars were lead by a pairs of goals from Bailey Pringle, Marshall Ellison, Finn Jent, Grant Hansen, and Justin White


MELBOURNE, Fla. (February 5, 2022) – Rollins traveled to the east coast for their first contest of 2022, defeating the Florida Tech Panthers 10-9 in non-Sunshine State Conference action.  Rollins improves to 1-0 on the year, while Florida Tech drops their first decision of the season.

The Tars were led by pairs of goals from Bailey PringleMarshall EllisonFinn JentGrant Hansen, and Justin White.  Jent and White added assists for Rollins.  Defensively the Tars got a trio of caused turnovers and a team high four groundballs from Justin Isenhour and 11 saves from Bradley Peterson, playing in his first collegiate game.

Collin Stewart tallied a game high three goals to lead Florida Tech.  Justin Williams tallied twice and dished out two assists for the Panthers.  John Hulsman made eight saves in goal, playing the full 60 minutes.

The Panthers edged the Tars on groundballs and faceoffs, but the Tars cleared 19-21, better than the 14-18 for the Panthers.  The Tars also converted on 3-7 man up opportunities, while Florida Tech went scoreless on four attempts.

First Quarter

  • The Panthers got a goal just a minute into the game, but from their both teams struggled to find their footing offensively.
  • The Tars would draw level with captain Finn Jent’s first score of the season, the midefielder dodged down the alley and slipped a shot under the crossbar, making the score 1-1.
  • The Panthers would retake the lead with just seconds remaining in the first quarter, and the score was 2-1 at the first break.

Second Quarter

  • After another early goal grew the Florida Tech lead to two, Grant Hansen stung a bottom corner to kick off a four goal run for the Tars featuring a man up goal from Bailey Pringle, Jent’s second, and a highlight reel diving goal for Justin White’s first score in the Blue and Gold, giving Rollins a 5-3 lead.
  • The Panthers stopped the run with five minutes left in the half, but White’s second regained the Tars two goal lead, converting a jump shot that wrung off the pipe and into the net.
  • Florida Tech equalized going into the half with a pair of late fast break goals.

Third Quarter

  • Hansen fired an extra man goal five hole to give the Tars the lead back in the first minute of the second half.
  • A rebound goal from Marshall Ellison padded the Rollins lead back to a pair, with seven minute remaining in the third.
  • The Panthers pulled one back, sending the two teams into the final quarter with the scoreboard showing 8-7.

Fourth Quarter

  • The Panthers started the quarter with a pair of goals in the first two minutes to reclaim the lead.
  • Pringle stopped the Florida Tech run with an extra man low to high rip, drawing the teams level at 9-9.
  • Ellison muscled through his defender and stung the top right corner of the goal to give the Tars the lead back with just 8 minutes to play.
  • The Tars defense locked down in the final minutes, forcing a pair of shot clock violations on the Panthers’ final possessions, sealing the win for Rollins.

The Tars will travel to Jacksonville for a neutral site contest against Colorado Mesa.  Faceoff is slated for Saturday, February 12, at 1 p.m.


Panthers Fall in Battle with Tars

Rollins holds off Florida Tech 10-9 in season opener

Florida Tech 9, Rollins 10
Records: Florida Tech (0-1), Rollins (1-0)
Location: Panther Field | Melbourne, Fla.


  • Panthers opened the scoring with Chandler Hake netting the first tally of the season off an assist from Justin Williams just 1:07 into the game.
  • After the Tars tied the game with 5:19 left in the first, Jakob Terpak scored his first career goal with 9 seconds to go in the quarter to put Tech up 2-1. 


  • Williams tallied his lone goal of the contest off an assist from Ben Claffee to put Tech up 3-1 early in the second. 
  • Tars rattled off four straight goals before Williams assisted Stewart for his first goal as a Panther to cut Rollins’ lead to 5-4 with 5:36 to go.
  • Rollins added one more goal to go up 6-4 with 4:59 remaining.
  • Panthers scored two goals over the final 2:53 on shots by Stewart and Hake to tie the game at 6-6 heading into halftime. 


  • Tars opened the scoring in the second half and pushed their lead to 8-6 with 6:41 left in the third. 
  • Sam Sidari beat his defender down the wing and scored to trim the deficit to 8-7 heading into the fourth. 


  • Stewart tied the game up at 8-8 just 41 seconds into the fourth off an assist from Claffee, and then one minute later Williams gave the Panthers the lead, 9-8, with 13:19 to go.
  • Rollins answered with back-to-back goals over a 54-second span to regain a 10-9 lead with 8:27 remaining.
  • Tech was unable to find the equalizer the rest of the game and the Tars held on for the season-opening win.


  • Collin Stewart recorded 3 goals and 1 assist on 10 shots to go along with 4 ground balls and 1 caused turnover
  • Justin Williams tallied 2 goals and 2 assists on 8 shots while also collecting 2 ground balls and 1 caused turnover
  • Chandler Hake scored 2 goals on 4 shots with 2 ground balls
  • Jakob Terpak added a goal and an assist on 5 shots
  • Ben Claffee dished out a pair of assists while taking 7 shots
  • Sam Balch recorded 4 caused turnovers and 4 ground balls
  • Matthew Hill finished with 1 caused turnover and 3 ground balls
  • Ethan Tosheff won 11 of 19 faceoffs with 6 ground balls
  • Jack Maranto won 2 of 3 faceoffs 
  • John Hulsman made 8 saves and had a save percentage of .444 while facing 39 shots 


  • Panthers finished with an edge in shots (44-39), shots on goal (20-18) ground balls (35-28) and faceoffs (13-9).
  • Tars went 3-7 on man-up opportunities while Tech went 0-7
  • Rollins was 19-21 on clears and Panthers were 14-18


  • With the win, Rollins evens the all-time series at 6-6.

UP NEXT: Florida Tech is back in action next weekend on the road in North Carolina. Panthers will take on a pair of top 10 opponents in No. 9 Belmont Abbey on Feb. 12 and No. 2 Lenoir-Rhyne on Feb. 14.  

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FIT Recap via

Panthers Drop LAX Opener to Rollins


Florida Tech opened the 2022 lacrosse season on Saturday with a regional matchup against Rollins at the Olin Complex. Interim head coach Zach Wynne saw his Panthers play a seesaw game throughout, with the Tars hanging on for a 10-9 win.

Graduate student John Hulsman got the start in the net for the Panthers, making eight saves.

Sophomore Collin Stewart led the Panthers scoring attack with three goals and an assist. Justin Williams had two goals and two assists, while Chandler Hake had two assists. Ben Claffee ended the day with two assists as well.

Rollins had four guys with two goals each, including Justin White, Grant Hansen, Finn Jent, and Marshall Ellison.

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