Rollins vs. Elmira
February 19, 2008
The Game Story:
WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 19, 2008) – The Rollins College men’s lacrosse team dropped their second game of the season in a 15-9 setback against the Elmira College Soaring Eagles. The Tars are now (1-2) on the season, while Elmira begins their season at (1-0).

Freshman goalie Zach Cole would walk away with 18 saves for the day against the Soaring Eagles, allowing 14 and tallying a save percentage of 54.8%. The freshman from Rumford, R.I. would stomp out opposing goalie Geoffrey Lane, who would only make three saves and allow nine to enter the cage.

The Tars were led in scoring by junior attackman Drew Bernstein, who would whip three into the net. Bernstein was trailed by both Andy Katz and Charlie Shelly, who each posted two goals and added two assists for the team.

Christopher Gorman and Peter Harvey would each chalk one up on the scoreboard as well, scoring a goal and adding an assist to help the Tars. Shelly would come up big with five groundballs, as Katz, Steven Carr, and Harvey would each scoop up three.

Carr would have a huge day in the defensive end as he made six caused turnovers in the zone, three of which being interceptions, and would shut down key Elmira players throughout the game.

Rollins was dominated at the face-off, with Elmira attaining 24 out of 28 throughout the contest. Attackman Mike Szpiech and midfielder Martin O’Brien led Elmira in goals as they each whipped three into the cage for the Soaring Eagles, with eight more players posting one or more goals each.

The Tars were behind 7-3 at the half, and with the start of the third quarter, things did not look too promising. However, a Charlie Shelly goal with 10:30 remaining in the third quarter would help end the scoring drought and help get the men back on their feet. At the end of the third, Rollins was down 10-6.

In the start of the fourth quarter Rollins would pull to within three of the Soaring Eagles, but as the clock ticked down Elmira slowly pulled ahead, and the Tars were never able to battle back, ending the game with a six point deficit.

The Rollins College men’s lacrosse team will be back in action on their home turf at Showalter Field in Winter Park, Fla. The game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. Fans can catch all the action live on the Citizens Bank of Florida Tars Sports Network at