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WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 9, 2017) – The ninth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team earned a key South Region victory as they upset No. 7 Limestone by a final score of 13-9 on Thursday evening at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. The win advances the Tars to an overall mark of 5-2 on the season, while Rollins hands Limestone their first loss of the season to drop their record to 5-1.
Freshmen Hannah Ashton and Maggie Dougherty led the way with four points apiece, with Ashton notching a game high four goals, while Dougherty tallied two goals and two assists. Paige Brock and Brittany Eveler matched Dougherty in goals with two apiece, while Kallie German netted three points with a goal and two assists. Hannah Coakley and Megan Cury rounded out the goal count with one goal each. Ashton led the team in draw controls with five, while Haley Brock led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers with four and three, respectively. In goal for Rollins, Malorie Olin earned six saves, including four in the second half, to earn her fourth victory of the season.
The Saints were led by Marina Jozokos, Jaylen Schulte, and Courtney Lafler with two goals apiece, while Shannon Sisk, Carleigh Davis, and Anna O’Donnell scored one goal apiece. Sisk led the team with two assists, while Jozokos and Schulte added one assist each. Kendra Sheppard earned a team high four draw controls, while Davis caused a team best two turnovers on the day. Jenna Haring amassed a team high four ground balls, followed by Alyssa Voccia with three. Haring shouldered the loss after allowing nine goals and earning only one save in the first half, while Sydney Teeter closed out the game in cage where she earned two saves and allowed only four goals.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF ANALYSIS
First Half l Rollins opened up the first half with a goal by Paige Brock with 28:46 on the clock, kicking off a six goal run that gave the Tars a 6-0 lead with 11:00 minutes to go before halftime. Limestone broke the streak with a goal by Davis off of an assist by Schulte, but the Tars answered back with another by P. Brock thanks to a dish by Dougherty to give the Tars a 7-1 lead at the 5:54 mark. Limestone answered back with 4:22 to go before the break, but the Tars responded with two more within 34 seconds of each other to close out the first period with a 9-2 lead.
Second Half l The Saints were not about to back down, and proved why they earned the nod at No. 7 on the latest IWLCA DII Poll as they turned up the intensity to open up the second half. Limestone scored nine goals within 15 minutes, including the game-tying goal with 15:32 on the clock thanks to an unassisted goal by Lafler. The Tars regrouped with a timeout after the goal and came out to win the ensuing draw control thanks to German. Rollins played smart in all areas of the field as the minutes ticked off the clock, including a big save by Olin with 12:11 on the clock. That save ended up being the Saints’ final shot of the game, and Rollins tacked on four more goals to secure the 13-9 win over their South Region rival.
- Rollins has seen a different player earn the game-winning goal in all five of their wins this season
- The Tars earned their fourth-straight victory, and second-straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent.
- Rollins has now matched up against four nationally-ranked opponents this season, three of which have been ranked in the Top-10 at the time of competition.
- Rollins now trails the Saints in the all-time program series, 6-4.
- The Tars were able to recover from a seven goal sprint by the Saints and hold them scoreless for the final 15 minutes of action to earn the win.
- Limestone’s seven-goal run to open the second half is not the longest run the Tars have allowed all season as Lindenwood notched an eight goal streak back on February 19.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
The Tars return to action on Sunday, March 12, when they host Alabama-Huntsville at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. Game time against the Chargers is set for noon. Fans who are unable to make it to the game will be able to follow all of the action live with free HD video on the Geico Tars Sports Network, as well as with live stats provided on RollinsSports.com.
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