SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 12, 2017) – Squaring up against their third nationally-ranked opponent this season, and second straight team that was ranked at No. 5 on the USILA DII Poll, the Rollins men’s lacrosse team put up a fight but were unable to overcome a fifth-ranked Mount Olive squad. The Tars gave the Trojans a run for their money, but fell by a one goal with a final score of 7-6 on Sunday afternoon at Daffin Park in Savannah, Ga. The battle marked the second-straight game the Tars have fallen by just one goal to a No. 5 team.
The loss drops the Tars to a mark of 4-3 on the season, while the University of Mount Olive advances to 5-1 on the season.
More coverage of the contest will be provided when statistics from the game become available.
- Rollins has taken on its third nationally-ranked opponent this season, and second straight team that has checked in at No. 5 on the USILA DII Poll at the time of competition
- Matching up against to consecutive teams ranked at No. 5, that Tars have fallen in both hard-fought contests by just one goal
- Last time out against the Trojans, Rollins gave then No. 12 UMO a run for its money, but fell by a final score of 11-8 on February 14, 2016.
- Mount Olive leads the overall series between the two programs, 2-0.
The Tars return home where they will face Colorado Mesa on Thursday, March 16. Game time against the Mavericks is set for 7 p.m. Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action with free live video on the Geico Tars Sports Network on RollinsSports.com along with live stat coverage on TarsStats.com.
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