Men’s Lacrosse Tackles Rival Rollins for First SSC Triumph

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's men's lacrosse team picked up its first Sunshine State Conference victory of the season on Saturday as the Fighting Knights defeated rival Rollins College, 10-8. The victory is sweet revenge for the Fighting Knights after the Tars beat Lynn by one goal in each of the last two seasons.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 10, Rollins 8
Records: Lynn (6-3, 1-1 SSC), Rollins (6-3, 0-2 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Rollins leads 4-2
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • The Tars scored the first two goals of the game before Lynn went on a 10-2 run to close out the first three quarters of play. The fourth quarter was all Rollins however as the Tars netted four goals to Lynn's none.
  • Freshman Caleb Wells logged his second hat trick this season, finding the back of the net three times on five shot attempts.
  • Xander Cosenza boasted a team-high four points behind two goals and two assists.
  • Mikey Urso and Conor Vaughan each added a pair of goals, with Vaughan tacking on an assist.
  • Nick McCabe tallied three points on a goal and two helpers.
  • Jared Chaloux (2) and Conrad Rhein (1) combined for the team's final three assists.
  • Dryden Brous had a somewhat quiet day compared to his lofty standards as the junior went 16-of-22 at the faceoff X with a game-high 10 ground balls.
  • Junior netminder Collin McClelland was lights out in between the pipes, recording 13 saves along with three ground balls and a caused turnover.
  • Evan P. Kalish had a strong outing defensively for the second consecutive game, logging four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Greg Morissette chipped in three GBs and two CTs.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Rollins defeated Lynn 8-7 last season and 12-11 in double overtime during the 2017 campaign.
  • McClelland now has 297 saves in his three-year career at Lynn, passing Taylor Ferrino ('16) for the program's all-time saves record.
  • The Fighting Knights' 10 goals are their lowest in a win so far this season.
  • Kalish has seven caused turnovers in the last two games combined. He had four over the course of the first seven games this season.
  • McClelland also had 13 saves against the Tars last season.
  • Despite the victory, Lynn committed a season-high 27 turnovers.
  • Both teams are receiving votes in the USILA National Rankings.

UP NEXT:
Lynn continues its stretch of home SSC tilts as the squad hosts Florida Tech this Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m.