Rollins vs. Saint Leo
March 2, 2008
The Game Story:
WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 2, 2008) - Freshman midfielder Peter Harvey scored three goals in just three minutes to build some momentum in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to pull the Tars out of a 17-5 loss to the Saint Leo University Lions on Sunday afternoon. The Tars take the hit and sink to 1-4, while the Lions pull in their second win of the season and advance to 2-1.

Harvey led the way for the Tars with his three goals, followed by junior attackman Drew Bernstein and sophomore middie Christopher Gorman who added a goal each towards their final goal count. Finding two assists for the day was junior attackman Andy Katz, who threaded the needle for both Bernstein and Harvey.

Freshman goalie Zach Cole saw a big day in the cage, posting 16 saves, and finding his way to a caused turnover and an interception for the Tars.

The Saint Leo Lions had eight different players tally goals, with Benjamin Brigham heading up the team with five. Chris Storrie was right on Brigham’s heels posting four goals, and Ryan Pomponio tallied an additional three for the Lions on their way to 17 goals for the day.

The Tars got off to a late start as they remained scoreless in the first quarter and found themselves behind by four as the second quarter got underway. After an unassisted goal by Saint Leo’s Storrie, Katz fed the ball to Bernstein to get the Tars up on the scoreboard 5-1. Saint Leo would outshoot the Tars in the remaining seven and a half minutes 3-1, to end the half with a score of 8-2.

The Lions came out and posted the first goal of the third quarter, but Harvey’s three-goal streak would pull the Tars to within four with just six minutes left in the third. Saint Leo tallied one more goal to end the third quarter at 10-5, with the Tars still buzzing from Harvey’s three successful drives to the cage. However, the team lost their momentum in the fourth quarter as Saint Leo out-shot the Tars 7-0 and retained possession for the majority of the period.

The Rollins College men’s lacrosse team will be back in action on their home turf this Wednesday, March 5 for their first Deep South Conference game against Wingate University. Face-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.