Tars Post Another Dominant Victory Over Converse
Rollins asserted their game plan early and was able to take advantage of a Converse team that only dressed 12 players and did not have any substitutions. The Tars rattled off 14 goals in the first half with the first tally coming from Sophie Townsend just two and half minutes into the game.
The defense played strong and yield only three first half goals and propelled the offense to a lead they would not relinquish.
Townsend led the team with four goals and tallied the only assist of the evening, while Erica Pagliarulo, Kelly Thayer and Sarah Ann Showell each chipped in three markers apiece. Anna Townsend, Ginevra Czech and Cat Kelley provided even more depth of scoring with the trio collecting six goals. Also making her mark on the score sheet was Alley Rhinehart, who posted one goal.
The Tars used a duo of goalies to thwart the attack of the Valkyries with Vasiliki Barakos and Michelle Dillingham splitting time between the pipes. Barakos came up big for the Tars with four saves, while Dillingham only allowed two goals in her 18 minutes of action.
Rollins controlled all phases of the game with the Blue and Gold earning a new perfect mark in clears, as they successful posted 18-of-19 and were flawless with an 8-of-8 mark in the free position department. The Tars also controlled the turnover battle forcing 27 turnovers, while only committing 18 of their own. Another overwhelming statistic was the Tars outshot the Valkyries, 36-13.
The Tars are firing on all cylinders as the season is drawing to an end and Rollins looks for the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance.
Rollins will finish up the regular season with Senior Day when they welcome Queens to Winter park on Friday, April 6.
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