BANNER ELK, N.C. (March 7, 2012) - The Rollins men's lacrosse team scored their first road victory, Wednesday afternoon, with a 14-13 win against Lees-McRae in overtime. Rollins is now 2-6 after the victory and has gained some momentum heading into their home game against Pfeiffer on Monday.
Rollins started out strong against Lees McRae after establishing a 3-2 after the first 15 minutes. Will Diamond and Jack Dever both fueled the attack early collecting goals in the first period along with Billy Pray. Dever and Diamond also combined to score six more goals to lead the offense.
Chris Ross also made a huge contribution with two goals of his own and was joined by James Libutti, Connor Galvin and Stephen DeFlumeri. Diamond, Libutti and DeFlumeri also facilitated the offense by collecting two helpers apiece.
The Tars seized control of the game in the second period with the blue and gold outscoring Lees McRae 5-3 in the period. Coming out of the break the Bobcats mounted a serious push and took the lead with a six goal outburst with Rollins only managing two goals in that span.
The fourth period proved to be decisive as the Tars outscored the Bobcats by one to force overtime. Rollins entered the extra frame with experience to draw on. The Tars made quick work in the extra period with Diamond notching the game winning tally just a minute and a half in. Rollins improved their overtime record this season with a 1-1 record.
Lees McRae did most of their damage courtesy of Danny Ives, who tallied seven goals, while Derin Vacca collected four assists on the afternoon.
The Tars will return home to face Pfiefer on Monday, March 12 at 4 p.m. at Baker Family Stadium.
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