Tars Score Six Goals against No. 4 Limestone, Drop to Saints 26-6

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WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 27, 2011) – The Rollins men’s lacrosse team posted six goals against fourth-ranked Limestone, but fell to the Saints 26-6 in South Region action on Sunday afternoon.  Rollins drops to an overall record of 0-4, while the Saints pick up their second win in as many days and advance to 3-0 on the young season.

Peter Harvey and Justin Wright led the Tars with two goals apiece, followed by Austin Ricci and Jack Philbin with one each.  Ben Adrian, James Libutti, and Eric Schmit contributed one assist each as Rollins posted a total of nine points.

The nationally-ranked Saints saw a seven point performance from Shayne Jackson, who tallied three goals and a game high four assists.  Riley Loewen notched four goals, with five more Saints tallying two goals each.  A total of 18 players registered points as Limestone rolled by the Tars in their third consecutive road game of the season.

Limestone jumped out to an early advantage, scoring just 59 second in off of an unassisted shot from Jackson.  The Saints pulled ahead 2-0 thanks to Thomas Langan, but Harvey snapped the early sprint at the 10:24 mark in the first quarter for the Tars first goal of the game.

The Saints closed out the first period with ten unanswered goals, leaving the Tars in an 11 goal deficit after the first quarter.  Limestone closed out the first half with an 18-3 lead, and rolled through the final half outscoring the Tars 8-3 to close out the contest.

Rollins trailed in shots 41-28, as well as ground balls 33-26, but the Tars bested their top-five opponent on faceoffs as they won 22-of-38.  Schmit posted a 63% success rate on faceoffs, winning 12-of-19, while Harvey found success on 8-of-16.  Andrew Post was also productive at the center-x, winning 2-of-3 attempts for a 67% success rate.

The Tars’ man-down defense excelled for the second day straight as they shut down the Saints on 2-of-3 extra man opportunities, allowing only one man-up goal all contest.

Rollins returns to action after a brief hiatus on Monday, March 7, when they host Deep South Conference rival Wingate University.  Game time against the Bulldogs is set for 2 p.m. at Showalter Field in Winter Park.  Fans who cannot make it to the game will be able to catch all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.