SALISBURY, N.C. (March 30, 2012)- The Rollins men's lacrosse team raced out to an early lead, but could not make it last as Catawba came from behind to snatch the victory from the Tars, 9-8 in overtime, Friday evening. Rollins falls to 3-10 overall and 1-5 in DSC play, while Catawba improves to 9-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

The game was evenly played with the Tars holding a 37-35 shot advantage and a one ground ball advantage and only mustered nine face-off wins. Rollins also tallied two man-up opportunities to fuel their attack.

The Tars controlled the game throughout as they built an early lead and were in control of the game with a 7-4 lead with 12 minutes left. The defense was not able to contain the Indians attack and allowed three unanswered goals that left the game tied at seven with overtime looming.

Braden Artem scored two goals in the last minute and a half to force the extra period. Rollins put together a strong first three periods, but faltered in the last. The Tars are no stranger to overtime with the Blue and Gold owning a 1-1 record in their two previous overtime games.

The extra stanza proved to be tough for both teams at they traded attacks, but the Indians were able to score as Steven Ridolfo tallied the game-winner with just under four minutes left in the period.

Peter Harvey started the scoring for Rollins collecting the first tally of the game just twelve seconds in after he won the opening face-off. Will Diamond helped the Tars add to the lead in the half with a pair of tallies that allowed Rollins a 4-2 advantage.

Also fueling the offensive attack was Stephen DeFlumeri with the Shrewsbury, Mass. native tallying a pair of goals. Also tallying markers were Billy Pray, Oliver Moore and Chris Ross, while Taylor White, Michael Lupinacci, Pray and Diamond all had helpers.

Andrew Sherrin got the start for the Tars between the pipes and registered 10 saves on the evening, but could not stop the late charge from the Indians offense.

Rollins will finish up the road portion of their schedule when they travel to Lenoir-Rhyne to take on the Bears, Sunday April 1 at 12 p.m.

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