Three Tars Earn Four Points Each as Tars Take Down Eagles in Sunshine State Conference Play
WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 14, 2018) – The Rollins men's lacrosse team used a total team effort on Senior Day, leading to an 18-3 rout of Embry-Riddle in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday evening at Cahall-Sandspur Field. The win advances the Tars to a record of 6-6 overall and 3-3 in SSC play, while the first year Eagles drop t o1-11, and 0-6 in SSC action.
Three Tars earned four points on the afternoon, with Joey Cinque leading the team in goals with four, Jeremy Slocumb leading the team in assists with three and adding one goal, and Greg Taicher notching two goals and two assists. Nate Gillan had a career day, earning one goal and adding two assists for three points overall. Dave Gollenberg and Eric NeCamp each put up two points, scoring a goal and an assist apiece. Connor Ashton, Lucas Brush, Zach Sudol, Tommy Keane, Jackson Colling, Kyle Portera, Parker Mosack, and James Cowan all scored one goal each on the day. Roy Hansen and Grant Long helped contribute to the Tars' scoring efforts, dishing out one assist each. Senior Brett Portera had a career day, winning 16-of-20 faceoffs and earning a personal best nine ground balls. Kyle Sudol won 2-of-3 attempts at the faceoff-x, as well. NeCamp earned a team second best six ground balls, while Wyatt Todd picked up a career best four. Taichers, Brush, Cowan, and Chase Snyder all caused a team best two turnovers on the evening. In goal, senior Andrew Hoemann played 45 minutes, earning four saves while facing seven total shots and six shots on goal from the Eagles in the first three quarters. Hoemann allowed just two goals in his time in cage. Sophomore Landon Salie closed out the game between the pipes, earning two saves while allowing just one goal as he faced five shots and three shots on goal from Embry-Riddle.
Scoring Embry-Riddle's goals on the evening was Kyle Dalrymple with a hat trick, while Carlos Kinder dished out the Eagles' lone assist. Michael Forte earned a team best seven ground balls, followed by Jacob Nielsen with four as he won 3-of-12 faceoff attempts. Ian Heggblod took 11 faceoffs for ERAU, winning two on the night. Forte led the team in caused turnovers with three. In goal, Mario Cartisano earned 13 saves as he faced 49 shots and 31 shots on goal from the Tars. Cartisano allowed 18 goals on the night, including seven in the first quarter, en route to the loss.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- First Quarter: Rollins ran out to a seven goal lead and held the Eagles off of the scoreboard throughout the entire first quarter, closing out the first 15 minutes with a 7-0 lead.
- Second Quarter: Embry-Riddle was finally able to find the back of the net five minutes into the second quarter, pulling to within six, 7-1, with 10 minutes to play before the half. Rollins closed out the quarter with an unassisted goal by Tommy Keane at the 7:08 mark, extending their advantage back to seven with a score of 8-1 at the break.
- Third Quarter: Rollins rolled through the third quarter, outscoring its opponent 6-1 to take a 14-2 lead entering into the final period.
- Fourth Quarter: The Tars once again made easy work of the Eagles, outscoring them by a tally of 4-1 to close out the game with a final score of 18-3.
- The Tars are currently 5-2 when playing at Cahall-Sandspur Field.
- Rollins now owns the overall series against the Eagles, 1-0.
- The 2018 season marks the first official year of varsity competition for the Embry-Riddle men's lacrosse team.
- When playing on the road, the Eagles are 1-5 this season. Their lone victory was a 13-5 win over Shorter on March 13, 2018.
- James Cowan scored the second goal of his career – his first goal wsa back on March 10, 2018 in the Tars' game at Lake Erie.
- Louis Evangelista earned a career best two ground balls
- Nate Gillan had a career day on attack, scoring his first career goal and adding a personal best two assists for three points. He also added a personal best two ground balls.
- Dave Gollenberg also had a career outing, earning his first goal and assist of his career for a personal best two points.
- Connor Molloy earned his first ground balls of his Rollins career, picking up two on the evening
- Brett Portera had a career outing in his time as a Tar, earning a personal best nine ground balls, good for 15th in program records for ground balls in a game, as well as winning a personal best 16 faceoffs, good for 15th in program record books.
- Zach Sudol scored the first goal of his Rollins career
- Wyatt Todd earned a career best four ground balls.
- Senior Andrew Hoemann currently sits sixth in program record books for career saves with 94.
- With 93 overall points, Greg Taicher currently sits fourth in program record books for career points. Taicher also sits fourth overall in career goals (64) and fifth in career assists (29). He has also moved into program records for career ground balls with 64, good for 18th.
- Jeremy Slocumb now sits in the program record books for overall points with 42, placing him 17th all-time. He also ranks in career assists, having earned 22 to place him in 9th. Slocumb has also earned 20 goals in his career, which places him in 20th in career goals standings.
- Connor Ashton now sits 11th in program record books for career points (60), 13th for career goals (36), and seventh for career assists (24).
- Lucas Brush has earned 146 ground balls, and sits fourth in program record books for ground balls in a career. The Dublin, Ohio native is also currently fifth in program record books for career caused turnovers with 58.
- With 26 goals so far this season, freshman Joey Cinque has climbed into the program records for career goals, currently sitting 16th.
- Evan Schimek currently sits seventh in program record books for career caused turnovers with 34.
- Roy Hansen has earned 23 caused turnovers in his career, good for 13th in program record books.
- Austin Jackson also appears in the program record books for caused turnovers, amassing 24 in his career to place him 11th overall.
The Tars take to the field for their final game of the regular season on Saturday, April 21, when they travel to West Palm Beach to take on first year program Palm Beach Atlantic. Game time against the Sailfish is set for 7 p.m. Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action with links to live coverage available on RollinsSports.com.
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