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SSC Men: Rollins Glides to 24-11 win over PBA – Both Recaps

via the school’s press releases – photo/video by Mike Watters, Rollins Sports


Rollins Dominates Conference Contest

Rollins got goal contributions from 14 different players, as they sailed to a 24-11, Fox Day, win over Sunshine State Conference rival Palm Beach Atlantic

WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 6, 2022) – Rollins got goal contributions from 14 different players, as they sailed to a 24-11, Fox Day, win over Sunshine State Conference rival Palm Beach Atlantic.  The No. 11 Tars improve to 9-1 overall and 2-1 in SSC action.  The Sailfish fall to 4-5 on the year, and remain winless, 0-2, in conference play.

Bailey Pringle led the charge for Rollins, matching his career high with seven points, coming on six goals and one assist.  Marshall Ellison net a hat trick of his own, while dishing out a pair of helpers.  Jack Johnstone also found the back of the net three times for Rollins.  Peter Buell scored twice.  Ben Kopen, Grant Hansen, and Peyton Miller matched Ellison all tying for a team high two assists.  Justin Isenhour caused a career high five turnovers and picked four groundballs on the defensive side of the field.  Patrick Thomas got the start in net, making nine saves and picking up the win.  He was relieved by Trevor Dorfman and Cody Iserman, who also saw action between the pipes.

Austin Evans registered a hat trick for the Sailfish, while Ben Justice and Hunter Hopman each scored twice.  Ben Lightsey and Nicholas Conklin combined to make seven saves in goal for Palm Beach Atlantic.

First Quarter

  • Justin White found Grant Hansen, who ripped an underhand shot to start the scoring, as Rollins tallied the first five points of the contest.
  • Bailey Pringle tallied a natural hat trick to make the score 4-0, before Brett Wexelblatt capped the run for Rollins.
  • The Sailfish scored off the ensuing faceoff, but Marshall Ellison squashed any potential momentum by barreling through a pair of defenders and stinging a left handed shot just inside the pipe.
  • Ellison then found Ian Dean, in an unsettled situation, and the freshman buried his shot in the final minute, sending the team into the first break with the score 7-1.

Second Quarter

  • Pringle opened the second half scoring, diving from behind the cage and wrapping a shot around the keeper.
  • The Sailfish scored the next two goals, but Ben Kopen found Ellison on a fast break to stall the run.
  • Off the ensuing faceoff Hogan Palmer carved through the Sailfish defense before depositing a back handed flick over the goalie’s shoulder for his first score in Blue and Gold.
  • Hansen found Jack Johnstone for a goal, before the Sailfish responded with a pair of goals of their own.
  • Again, Ellison stalled the Sailfish run, running through the Palm Beach Atlantic defense and burying a low shot.
  • The Sailifish would find the back of the net late in the half, and the teams entered locker rooms with the score 12-6.

Third Quarter

  • The Sailfish scored the first goal of the second half, cutting the Tars’ lead to five, but that was as close as the game would get.
  • Bailey Pringle net his fifth goal, then found White who ripped a shot into the top corner of the goal to make the score 14-7.
  • After a Palm Beach Atlantic goal Pringle capped his evening with a diving effort on the extra man.
  • Back-to-back goals from Johnstone put the game more out of reach.  The first coming off an assist from Kopen on the fast break, the second coming from Ellison as the shot clock expired.
  • The Tars ride led to their 18th goal, as Johnstone won the ball back, before Rob Champigny picked up a loose ball and beat the goalie five hole, with just seconds left on the clock, for his first goal of 2022.  The Tars entered the final period with a ten goal advantage, at 18-8.

Fourth Quarter

  • The Tars opened the fourth quarter on a four goal run, capping an eight goal streak for Rollins.
  • Justin Spencer quick sticked home a Peyton Miller assist for the period’s first tally.
  • Peter Buell Jr. tallied his first Rollins goals to extend the Tars lead to 21-8, and kick off a run of Rollins firsts.
  • Brooks Rask fired a high to high shot for his first Rollins goal, off an assist from John Faloni, marking his first Rollins point.
  • After a Sailfish score Samuel Hartmann tallied his first collegiate point, feeding Jake Beattie for his first collegiate goal.
  • Palm Beach Atlantic scored twice down the stretch, before Peyton Miller put the exclamation point on the victory with a goal with just 50 second left on the clock.

Rollins continues SSC play, as they host Lynn at Barker Family Stadium on Saturday, April 9, at 4 p.m.

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Sailfish Drop Road Game At No.11 Rollins

by Nick Sheehy, Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant

WINTER PARK, Fla- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse team suffered a 24-11 loss to the No. 11 Rollins Tars Wednesday on the road. The Sailfish fell to 4-5 on the season. 

Rollins outshot PBA 49-32. The Sailfish committed 29 turnovers and the Tars took the ground ball battle 45-29.

The Tars jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Coming out of a timeout, Hunter Hopman ended the drought when he ripped a shot on the run with 3:57 in the first quarter. The Tars closed out the quarter with a 2-0 run for a 7-1 lead. 

The Tars tacked on another goal with 11:02 in the second quarter. At 10:39 in the second quarter, Hunter Sheffield scored his third goal of the year. PBA defender Dylan Hunt caused a turnover, Cole Gehman picked up the ground ball and initiated a fast break that ended with a shot from Sheffield.

The ‘Fish added another 36 seconds later when Ben Justice launched a shot top-shelf for PBA’s third goal of the night. The Tars answered back with three quick goals of their own. Hopman’s second goal of the game cut the Sailfish deficit to 11-4 with 6:00 left in the second quarter. Austin Evans scored from point-blank with 4:12 in the half. Evans led the Sailfish with a hat-trick in the game. Noah McKoeun notched his first goal of the year with 22 seconds left in the first half. At halftime Rollins led 12-6. 

Caleb Southard scored his 10th goal of the season with 13:06 in the third quarter. Justice’s second goal of the night cut the Tars lead to 14-8 with 7:11 in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Evans scored two goals which brought his season total to 16. The Tars scored six goals in the fourth quarter as 24-11 was the final score. 

Next, the Sailfish return home for an SSC game versus No. 13 Florida Tech on Saturday, Apr. 9.