WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 5, 2014) – The Tars came out firing on Wednesday and held on late, defeating the Shorter Hawks, 14-13.
Rollins improves to 3-2, halting a two-game losing streak, while Shorter falls to at game below .500 at 2-3.
The Tars dominated the box score, outshooting the Hawks, 54-24, and also collected 16 more ground balls, 39-23. Rollins also won 23-30 face-offs on Wednesday with sophomore Alex Petsos accounting for all 23, going 23-29 on the night.
Sophomore Adam Stefanowicz and freshman Jack Vonarb paced the Tars’ offense, both setting career highs with four goals while Vonarb also added an assist. Jack Dever and Nicholas Schultz both added a pair of goals and an assist each.
Matt Kristiansen led the Hawks with four goals and an assist while Kyle VanKauwenberg and James VanderBrink each had three scores.
Andrew Sheerin played the fill 60 minutes in goal, making five saves.
Shorter jumped out to a one goal lead in the first and then led again at 2-1 before the Tars rattled off five unanswered by five different goal scorers to take a 6-2 lead heading into the second quarter.
The Hawks fired back in the second, scoring four in the quarter and shut out Rollins to tie it at 6-6 at the half.
A quick goal out of the break by Shorter gave the Hawks a 7-6 lead but the Tars would outscore Shorter 4-2 the rest of the third, two by Vonarb, to take a 10-9 lead heading to the fourth.
A Kristiansen goal tied the game again at 10-10 early in the fourth before scores by Schultz at the 12:53 mark and Stefanowicz with 12:07 left gave Rollins at two-goal lead at 12-10.
The Hawks would cut it to within a goal three more times over the final 10 minutes but Rollins answered each time and eventually held on to win, 14-13.
The Tars will be back in action on Wednesday, March 12 when they host Catawba at Barker Family Stadium. Fans can watch all the action live on the TSN on RollinsSports.com.