JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a first half to remember for Dakota Rohlin of the Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse team. Scoring a goal within the first minute of the contest, he set a career high with four goals in the opening half and set the pace for Jacksonville’s 14-5 win over VMI. With that performance, Rohlin, a sophomore, was awarded Atlantic Sun Offensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.
In the season opener at Duke, Rohlin recorded his first career hat trick, good for a career high at the time. That changed this weekend as Jacksonville piled on the Keydets in the first half with Rohlin at the very center of JU’s attack. After notching the opening goal after 57 seconds, he closed the first quarter with an unassisted score to make it 4-1. Four minutes into the second quarter he was at it again to up the Dolphin lead to 5-1, and he once again ended the quarter with the final goal, scoring unassisted for a second time to give Jacksonville a 9-2 edge at the halftime break.
In all, Rohlin put four shots in the game on target and scored on all of them. With those four goals, he is now second on the team with 11 goals on the season
Rohlin and the Dolphins close out the home portion of their regular season this weekend, facing Mercer in a critical conference showdown on Saturday at 1 p.m. from D.B. Milne Field.