Rollins vs. Wingate
March 5, 2008
The Game Story:
WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 5, 2008) – Sophomore attackman Charlie Shelly scored two goals for the Tars off of assists from freshman Peter Harvey and junior Jay McDermott in Wednesday afternoon’s 14-2 loss to fellow Deep South Conference member Wingate University. With the setback, the Tars drop to 1-5, 0-1 in DSC play, while the Bulldogs begin their conference season with an overall record of 3-1, 1-0.

The Tars could not get past the number eight ranked Wingate defense in their first conference match-up of the season. In their defensive zone, Rollins saw action from freshman goaltender Zach Cole, who made 13 saves and snagged two interceptions from inside the crease throughout the contest. Reserve goalie Doug O’Brien allowed only one goal and collected three saves in fourth quarter action, and would successfully get the ball downfield three times.

Sophomore defender Steven Carr saw plenty of action both in the defensive zone and in the midfield, grabbing four interceptions from the Bulldogs. Carr was backed-up by fellow defensemen Andrew Cohen and Alex Gauthier, who added two caused turnovers each, with freshman Alik Alfus finding a home in the zone as he worked in the defense with a long pole for the first time this season.

The Bulldogs found a home in their offensive end throughout the contest, with senior middie Stephen Torkington finding the back of the cage four times, and assisting on a Costello goal in the third quarter. Behind Torkington were junior Ryan Otterblad with three goals, three assists, and senior Bob Chinn posting two goals and one assist. Five other Bulldogs would put the ball in the cage on the way to a 12 point lead over the Tars, with all but four Wingate goals finding an assist.

The Tars scoreless for the first two quarters, and wouldn’t post a goal on the scoreboard until late in the third when Shelly was finally able to work his way around the tight Bulldog defense and find a feed from McDermott with 3:35 left in the period.

The tally would remain at one for Rollins until the fourth quarter, when Shelly would grab a feed from Harvey and place the ball behind Bulldog goalie Chad Watson to score the final goal for the Tars with eight and a half minutes left in the game.

The Rollins College men’s lacrosse team will be back in action on their home field this Tuesday, March 11, when they take on the University of New England Nor’easters at noon.