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WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 18, 2017) – Six different Tars scored as the 20th-ranked Rollins men’s lacrosse team took down North Greenville University by a final score of 11-10 on Saturday afternoon at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. The win snaps a three game skid for the Tars, and advances their overall record to 5-4 on the season, while the Crusaders drop to 5-3 overall.
Justin Diamond and Greg Taicher led the way on the afternoon with three goals apiece, followed by Blake Buell with two, and Eric NeCamp, Andrew Matthews, and Tommy Keane with one apiece. Keane added an assist for a two point performance, while Connor Ashton dished out an assist of his own. Trey LaPorta led the team in ground balls with five as he won 11-of-23 faceoff attempts. Lucas Brush caused a team high three caused turnovers on the day, while adding two ground balls to his stat line. In goal for the Tars, Jake Hogan and Landon Salie split time between the pipes. Hogan allowed five goals while earning four saves in 30:50 minutes of action, while Salie allowed five goals and did not earn a save his 29:10 minutes in cage.
The Crusaders saw a five goal performance from Jake Foster, while Alex Proly notched four points on the day with two goals and two assists. Austin Dixon notched one goal and two assists, while Ethan Landreth and Blake Thompason scored one goal each. Proly led the team in ground balls with seven on the day, while three different Crusaders earned one caused turnover apiece. On the faceoff-x, Logan Bryant led the team, winning 11-of-20 attempts. In goal for NGU, Braeden Dixon saw a full 60 minutes of action, earning nine saves while allowing 11 goals on the afternoon.
HIGHLIGHTS AND QUARTER-BY-QUARTER ANALYSIS
First Quarter l Rollins opened up the scoring with an unassisted by Taicher at the 12:05 mark, but North Greenville answered back with their first of the day as Proly fed Thompason for a goal with 9:31 on the clock. Rollins answered back with three straight, including two by Diamond, to pull out to a 4-1 lead with 10 seconds left in the quarter. However, a shot at the buzzer by NGU’s Foster proved to be too much for Hogan, crossing the goal line to set the score at 4-2 entering into the second quarter.
Second Quarter l North Greenville entered into the second quarter with their third goal of the game, setting the score at 4-3 with 13:12 on the clock, but the Tars responded with an unassisted goal by Blake Buell to pull the Tars out to a 5-3 lead with 10:03 to play before the break. The Crusaders battled back and scored two unanswered goals to close out the second stanza, setting the score at 5-5 at halftime.
Third Quarter l Rollins outscored North Greenville in the third quarter, 3-1, to enter into the final period with an 8-6 advantage.
Fourth Quarter l The fourth quarter saw a flurry of action, beginning with an unassisted goal by Tommy Keane with 9:46 on the clock to give the Tars a 9-6 lead. NGU answered with two straight in a shade over a minute to pull to within one, 9-8, but the Tars responded with two of their own to take an 11-8 lead with 3:26 to play. NGU fought for a comeback victory, ultimately pulling to within one, 11-10, with 50 seconds left on the clock, but the Tars were able to hold the Crusaders off of the board for the remainder of the game to earn the victory.
- The win snaps a three game skid for the Tars.
- Saturday’s game marked the first time the two teams have met in official competition.
- Rollins is currently outscoring their opponents, 90-84.
- The Tars are besting their opponent at the faceoff-x, current posting a win percentage of .505 compared to their opponents win percentage of .495.
- Rollins is currently outscoring their opponents in the first and fourth quarter, while their opponents are getting the better of them in the second and third stanzas.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
The Tars will return to action on Saturday, March 25, when they travel to the University of Tampa to take on the Spartans in Sunshine State Conference action. Game time against the Spartans is set for 8 p.m. Links to live coverage will be available on RollinsSports.com.
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