Tars Quick Start Dooms Panthers

WINTER PARK, Fla. (Men's Lacrosse) Charlie Morrisette and Andrew Conley scored two goals apiece, and Christian Isola, Jordan Carlock and Severin Windsor each forced two turnovers but Rollins (6-4, 2-1 SSC) defeated Florida Tech (2-8, 0-3 SSC), 14-7, on Monday evening at Barker Family Stadium.

Tonight's Sunshine State Conference contest was originally scheduled for March 29 but storms in Orange County forced a postponement.

CJ Nichols registered three assists and Mike Marshner added two. Jordan Hayes (1-6, 0-2 SSC) recorded six saves but was tagged with the loss while Tars goalie Andrew Sherrin (4-2, 1-1 SSC) stopped 11 shots for his first conference win of the season.

Rollins got on the board first to take a 1-0 lead, but Conley followed with his 12th goal of the season off the assist from Nichols. The Tars then scored three unanswered goals before Nichols' second assist, this time to Morrisette. The Tars added three more goals in the first half to take a 7-2 lead. However, Conley and Morrisette registered their second goals of the game as FIT headed into halftime trailing 7-4.

An early penalty by Florida Tech led to a quick Tars goal but Marshner scored a goal off of Nichols' third assist of the game and followed with an assist to Nick Wynne to cut its deficit to two, 8-6.

Rollins put an end to FIT's comeback hopes after four straight goals in the late third quarter/early fourth quarter and added to its lead with two goals after Isola's unassisted goal.

With the loss, Florida Tech is now 1-2 against Rollins College. The Panthers host Lynn University (1-7, 0-2 SSC) on Saturday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Melbourne Central Catholic's Hustler Stadium. The game will be the final home slate of the 2014 season. Prior to the contest, Evan Ryan will be honored for his two-year commitment to the lacrosse program.


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