via the school’s press releases – photo by Maike Watters, Rollins Sports
The Tars got five goal performances from Jack Johnstone and Finn Jent
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (February 19, 2022) – Newly ranked Rollins traveled south to pick up a dominating, 15-7, win over Palm Beach Atlantic in non-Sunshine State Conference action. The No. 19 Tars improve to 3-0 overall. The Sailfish fall to 1-2 in 2022.
The Tars got five goal performances from Jack Johnstone and Finn Jent, while Bailey Pringle led Rollins with six points, coming on three goals and three assists. Jared Kotar starred for the defense, causing a career high four turnovers and picking up three groundballs. Bradley Peterson made nine saves, playing the full 60 minutes in goal.
Joshua Turner led the Palm Beach Atlantic offense, scoring twice and tallying one assist, good for three points. Ben Lightsey made 13 saves, while allowing 15 goals for the Sailfish.
The Tars dominated the faceoff, winning 17-25, and groundballs, picking up 40 against the Sailfish 33, on their way to outshooting Palm Beach Atlantic 41-28.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Rollins will head back to South Florida to take on Lynn next Saturday, February 26. Faceoff against the Fighting Knights is set for noon.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season to the Rollins Tars 15-7. The Sailfish fall to 1-1 on the season.
PBA struggled to gain possession early in the first quarter as the Tars opened the game up on a 4-0 run. PBA defender Gunner Gebelein ended the scoring drought with 8:07 left in the first quarter. Gebelein cleared the ball and cranked a bounce shot for his first goal of the year. Gebelein finished the game with one goal, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
PBA cut the deficit to 4-2 when Joshua Turner scored his first goal of the year with 3:08 left in the first quarter. Rollins closed out the quarter on a 2-0 run for a 6-2 lead. PBA freshman attack Caleb Southard buried his third goal of the year with 6:26 left in the first half. Southard dodged from the back of the net and ran goal line extended. At halftime the Tars lead 9-3.
Hunter Hopman notched his third assist of the season when he connected with Dylan Insolia. Insolia ripped a shot to cut the deficit to 9-4 with 9:07 left in the third quarter. Hopman leads the ‘Fish in assists with three this season. The score was 10-4 Tars after the third quarter.
The Sailfish went on a 2-0 run of their own to start the fourth quarter. Southard found Henry Sloyan for a goal to cut the deficit to 10-5. Sloyan is tied with Southard for the team lead in goals with three. 27 seconds later Ben Justice ripped a lazer to bring the Sailfish within four. Rollins responded with a goal to make the score 11-6. With 9:40 left in the fourth quarter Zach Layne assisted Turner for his second goal of the game.
With 7:13 left in the game and the score at 11-7 a two minute unnecessary roughness penalty hindered the Sailfish comeback. The penalty was unreleasable as the Tars pumped in two goals during the man up period and closed the game out on a 4-0 run. Ben Lightsey started in net for PBA and recorded 13 saves for the second consecutive game.
PBA (1-1) travels to Alabama for a tilt against Montevallo on Feb. 26.