MATCH-UPS:
Rollins (3-2) vs. Stonehill (0-0)

WHERE:

Barker Family Stadium & Cahall-Sandspur Field | Winter Park, Fla.

WHEN:

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 7 p.m.

COVERAGE:

LIVE VIDEO: Free Video on the Geico Tars Sports Network

PLAY-BY-PLAY TALENT: Clark Sprinkle

LIVE STATS: TarsStats.com

SET-UP:

The ninth-ranked Tars enter into Sunday night’s showdown with Stonehill riding a two-game win streak, most recently defeating Wheeling Jesuit by a final score of 19-5 on Friday night at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. 

The 18th ranked Stonehill Skyhawks open their 2017 campaign on Sunday against the Tars.  The Skyhawks recently checked in at No. 18 on the first IWLCA Division II Poll of the season, and were given the nod at fifth on the Northeast-10 Conference preseason poll, selected by the league’s 14 head coaches.  Stonehill, under the direction of Stonehill Athletic and NE10 Hall of Famer Katie Conover '03 in her tenth season at the helm of her alma mater, returns nine starters and 19 letterwinners from a 2016 squad which finished with a 9-9 record overall, including 7-6 in the NE10 for a sixth place finish and 18th Conference Tournament appearance.

Stonehill, who concluded their 2016 campaign ranked 20th on the DII Poll with a record of 9-9, wrapped up their season falling to Bentley by a final score of 9-8 in the Northeast10 Tournament Quarterfinals.  After their season opener against the Tars, the Skyhawks will take on Tusculum in Davenport, Fla. 

TRACKING THE TARS:

Kallie German and Hannah Ashton lead the team in goals so far this season with 11 apiece, while German leads the team in overall points with 19 as she has earned a team high eight assists.  Ashton is second on the team in overall points with 12, having earned one assist so far this season.  Paige Brock has notched nine goals so far in her sophomore campaign, including four against Wheeling Jesuit in her last outing, while Maggie Dougherty has tallied seven goals and two assists to match Brock in points with nine overall.  Dougherty leads the team in ground balls with nine, followed by Jessica Kopenhaver, Sophie Stavisky, and Maddie Hendren with seven apiece.  Paige Brock leads the team with 18 draw controls, followed by Dougherty with 12.  Dougherty and Lindsay Van Beck lead the team with seven caused turnovers apiece after five games played.  In goal, Malorie Olin leads the team, having played in all five games and earning four starts.  Olin has faced 66 total shots so far this season, making 36 saves for a save percentage of .643.  Olin has allowed just 20 goals this season, for a goals against average of 5.66.

TRACKING THE SKYHAWKS:    

Senior All-American Cara Corvino, junior All-American Kelly Healey and senior All-Region forward Elizabeth Vetter lead the list of returnees for Stonehill.  Corvino and Healey, both All-NE10 selections last season, are key members of the Skyhawks defensive unit, which ranked fifth in the NE10 last season with a 9.50 team goals against average with 132 caused turnovers (9th) and 334 ground balls (4th).

Despite losing its top two scorers from 2016, Vetter leads the list of returnees after earning All-NE10 and IWLCA All-North Region honors with 37 points on 29 goals and eight assists, collecting 39 ground balls, a team-high 54 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers last season. Senior Shannon Booth added 14 goals and an assist for 15 points last season, while junior Taylor Shannahan finished with seven goals and four assists for 11 points , adding 37 ground balls, 17 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers.

Junior goalkeepers Kaitlyn Hess and Bailey Herr return this season after both seeing significant time in goal last season. Hess played the majority of minutes with a 9.11 goals against average and .381 save percentage with 5.1 saves per game in 876:08 over 16 games played (13 starts). Herr played 209:05 over six games (five starts) with four saves per game.

NOTES:

  • The Tars and Skyhawks have a long-standing rivalry dating back to 2010, with the Tars holding onto a 4-3 series record. 
  • The last time out against Stonehill, the then sixth-ranked Tars took down the then No. 9 Skyhawks in convincing fashion with a 15-4 win on March 5, 2016. 

NEXT:

Rollins returns to action on Thursday, March 9, when they host Limestone at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field.  Game time against the Saints is set for 7 p.m.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow the Tars with free HD video available on the Geico Tars Sports Network on RollinsSports.com, as well as live stats on TarsStats.com. 

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