Above Rollins’ Andrew Sheerin Photo by Jim Hogue
Rollins closes out their regular season on Friday, traveling to Saint Leo. The Tars and Lions are currently even in conference play, both sitting at 2-2. Fans that can’t make it to the game can follow live stats and watch live video through links on RollinsSports.com.
ROLLINS AT A GLANCE: Last time out, Rollins started slow and never recovered last Wednesday night, falling to No. 6 Tampa, 13-8, in SSC play. Freshman Carson Buell led the Tars with three goals in the loss with A.J. Gogan adding two scores.Morgan Baker, Jack Vonarb, and Joshua Jenks each scored one goal. Sophomore Alex Petsos was 13-23 on faceoffs and collected a team high, seven ground balls.
In goal, Andrew Sheerin suffered the loss for the Tars, playing the whole game and made 15 saves.
Thanks to Petsos, who is 191-305 on faceoffs, the Tars are currently ranked ninth in the country in faceoff winning percentage and are 10th in ground balls per game, averaging 34.46 per contest.
Offensively, Vonarb leads the team with 27 goals, which is already a program record for goals in a season, with classmateNicholas Schultz behind him in second with 24. Senior co-captain Jack Dever is third with 21 goals and is tied for the team lead in assists with 12.
In goal, Sheerin has played the majority of the minutes, posting a goals against average of 12.45 and is ranked 24th in Division II in saves per game, averaging an even 10.00.
The Spring of 2014 marks the fourth season for head coach RJ Rossi after spending a season as the assistant coach. Before coming to Rollins, Rossi spent four years at Western Connecticut State University as a Defensive Coordinator for two seasons before being promoted to Assistant Coach with defensive responsibilities.
SAINT LEO AT A GLANCE: Last time out, Sophomore Kevin Hutchinson dished out five assists as the Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team dropped a 15-8 south region contest to No. 10 Pfeiffer University. The loss was the Lions’ third-straight. Hutchinson led the team in points notching the team’s only assists of the day, followed by Miles Britton who netted a hat trick on the day. Matt Obermeyer and Dylan Yonts scored two each, while Ryan Burke added one of his own.
Saint Leo is ranked second in the country in faceoff winnings percentage (.682) and eighthin scoring defense, allowing just 7.54 goals per game. They are also ranked in the top-25 nationally in ground balls, assists, turnovers per game, and scoring margin.
Obermeyer leads the team by a wide margin in goals with 28 while Hutchinson owns the team lead in assists with 14.
In goal, Dave Moore is ranked 12 in the nation and first in the SSC in save percentage at 0.569 and has posted a goals against average of 7.53.
Brad Jorgensen was hired as the first-ever head coach of the Saint Leo University Men’s Lacrosse team in January 2005. He is now in his ninth season in 2014 and entered the season with a 60-52 record at Saint Leo, and a career mark of 105-102.
THE SERIES: Rollins is 0-9 all-time against Saint Leo.
NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS: The Tars will wait for seeding’s for the inaugural SSC Tournament on Saturday, April 19th.