Tars Travel to Take on Young Harris and Alabama-Huntsville
USILA / Warrior and New Balance Division II Poll | Week 3 – February 25, 2019: Rollins – NR | Young Harris – NR | Alabama-Huntsville – NR
NIKE/US Lacrosse Division II Top-20 | Week 3 – February 25, 2019: Rollins – RV | Young Harris – NR | Alabama-Huntsville – NR
The Rollins men's lacrosse team enters into the month of March with two regional road games this weekend, beginning with a matchup against the Young Harris College Mountain Lions on Friday afternoon, and wrapping up with a Sunday afternoon showdown against the Chargers of Alabama-Huntsville. Links to live coverage of both games are available on the men's lacrosse schedule on RollinsSports.com, with the condition that Sunday's video will be available if weather permits.
TRACKING THE TARS:
The Tars enter into the weekend with a record of 1-1 after taking down NAIA sixth-ranked Savannah College of Art and Design by a score of 25-4, followed by a hard-fought double-overtime loss to then No. 20 Wingate, 11-10. After two games played, the Tars are led in goals by Ryan Dunn, who has earned seven on the season so far while adding two assists for nine points. Joey Cinque has notched five goals and an assist for six points, while Greg Taicher has earned two goals and a team high four assists. Kyle Sudol leads the team with 12 ground balls as he has won 19-of-28 faceoff attempts, followed by Cam Reeves with eight ground balls as he has won 16-of-20 attempts on the face. Evan Schimek holds onto a team high three caused turnovers so far this season, followed by Wyatt Todd with two of his own. In goal, Landon Salie has started both contests, seeing a total of 98:08 minutes in goal in two games. Salie has earned 14 saves while allowing 14 goals, and boasts a goals against average of just 8.56 so far this season.
TRACKING THE MOUNTAIN LIONS:
Young Harris enters into Friday's game with a record of 3-2 overall. The Mountain Lions won their first three contests as they faced North Greenville, Palm Beach Atlantic, and Embry-Riddle, but have lost their last two matchups as they took on Florida Tech and Lindenwood. The Mountain Lions are lead by Bevan Pate with 16 goals, followed by Cody Bielec with 10. Daniel Zimny leads the squad with eight assists, followed by Pate with seven, and Garrett Blake, Bruce Silk, and Jimmy Martelli with five apiece. Bobby Kidd III has earned a team best 20 ground balls as he has won 18-of-70 faceoff attempts. Mason King has won 15 ground balls, followed by Parker Lamarque with 14 GBs has he's won 19-of-62 faceoff attempts. Defensively, Alex Venturino has notched a team best seven caused turnovers. In goal, Mason King has played in all five contests, seeing a total of 301:12 minutes in goal. King has faced 223 shots so far this season, earning 61 saves while allowing 63 goals. King enters into Friday's contest with a goals against average of 12:55, and a save percentage pf .492.
TRACKING THE CHARGERS:
Alabama-Huntsville enters into Sunday's game with a record of 1-3 overall. The Chargers opened their season with three straight losses to Westminster, Saint Leo, and Tusculum, before defeating Lincoln Memorial on February 27 on the road. After three games played, Luke LeVette leads the team with nine goals, and has added one assist for a team high 10 points on the season. Both Nicholas Ranta and Brody Phillips have added six goals apiece. Zach Ranta, Nicholas Ranta, and Joseph Stuber currently lead the team with two assists each on the season. Colton Nall leads the team in ground balls with 21. Jake Fowler follows Nall in ground balls with 19, and has won 58-of-109 faceoff attempts. After four games played, Josh Campbell has caused a team high five turnovers. In goal, Zak Welsh has earned three starts, seeing a total of 180 minutes in cage for the Chargers. Welsh has faced 122 shots, allowing 48 goals and earning 35 saves for a goals against average of 16.00, and a save percentage of .422. Kyle Siersma has earned one start on the season, seeing a total of 30 minutes in goal for UAH. Siersman has faced 18 shots on the year, earning five saves while allowing eight goals for a goals against average of 16.00 and a save percentage of .385. Ethan Randell has also seen time in cage, playing for 18:41 minutes where he faced 12 shots. Randell has allowed four goals and earned three saves for a goals against average of 12.85 while posting a save percentage of .429.
- Rollins leads the all-time series with the Chargers, 1-0. Their first matchup between the two programs was on March 26, 2018, when the Tars defeated UAH by a final score of 16-10 at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field.
- The last time the Tars and Mountain Lions met in the field was on February 12, 2017, at the YHC Soccer and Lacrosse Field in Young Harris, Ga. The Tars earned a 12-6 victory over Young Harris, and advanced their program record between the two teams to 4-0.
Rollins men's lacrosse returns to action on Sunday, March 10, when they take on the Westminster College Griffins in Sale Lake City, Utah. Game time against the Griffins is set for 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, and 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Fans who are unable to support the Tars in person will be able to follow all of the action with links to live coverage on RollinsSports.com.
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