Grizzlies Fall to Tars in Spring Break Finale

WINTER PARK, Fla.- A 4-goal run over most of the third quarter proved to be decisive as the Rollins (Fla.) Tars outscored the Adams State Grizzlies 6-2 in the second half en-route to a 15-9 win, Saturday afternoon at Barker Family Stadium.

The Tars received five goals and two assists from Riley Robinson while Alex Petsos won 22 of 26 faceoffs while scooping up 17 ground balls as they improved to 2-7.

The Grizzlies fell to 1-4 overall as they dropped their third straight game on their 6-day spring break trip to Florida.

Alexander Rainey (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) was a bright spot as he netted his first career hat trick. Mike Telles (Henderson, Nev.) and Josh Peterman (Santa Ana, Calif.) also continued their hot streaks with two goals each.

Despite winning just four of the 27 contested face-offs, the Grizzlies out-shot the Tars 44-41 as the Grizzly defense forced the Tars into 28 turnovers.

Peterman took a game-high 13 shots while Rainey and Seth Stowell (Lakeside, Calif.) finished with six each for ASU.

The Grizzlies held 1-0 and 2-1 leads early on after Peterman goals before the Tars came rolling back with two goals 59 seconds apart mid-way through the opening quarter.

However, Rainey scored back-to-back goals giving the Grizzlies a 4-3 lead after the opening quarter.

The teams then exchanged goals before a Telles man-up marker with eight minutes left in the opening half tied the game at 6.

The Tars then scored three of the four remaining goals of the half and went into the break with a 9-7 lead as Robinson scored with just 22 seconds left in the half.

Momentum would stay on the Tars side as they scored the first four goals of the third quarter, including two from Robinson to take a 13-7 advantage.

Rainey would pull one goal back with 46 seconds left in the third quarter before the teams went scoreless for more than 13 minutes before a late scoring barrage that saw three total goals in 51 seconds.

Defensively, junior Ronnie Fernando (Lake Forest, Calif.) made a season-high 13 saves in three quarters before freshman Alec Hamlin (Grass Valley, Calif.) played the fourth quarter in goal.

The Grizzlies will now return home to Colorado and are off for nearly two weeks before beginning Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association play at home against defending WILA Champion Colorado Mesa on Mar. 30 at 2:00 p.m.


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