|ROLLINS GOALIE STATS|
|ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE GOALIE STATS|
|55||Leslie Allen Brown||60:00||16||5||3||8|
WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 12, 2017) – The ninth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team charged out to an 8-2 lead at the half and never looked back as they defeated the University of Alabama-Huntsville by a final score of 16-5 on Sunday afternoon at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. The win marks the fifth-straight for the Tars and advances their record to 6-2 on the season, while the Chargers drop to 8-2 overall.
Sophomore Kallie German had a stellar outing, leading the team with four goals and two assists for a game high six points. German added four ground balls and a game high four caused turnovers en route to the Tars’ victory. Brittany Eveler earned a hat trick on the day and added a ground ball, while Hannah Ashton netted three points with two goals and an assist while adding three draw controls. Freshman Maggie Dougherty led the team in draw controls with six, and added a goal and an assist, as well as two ground balls on the day. Paige Brock notched two goals of her own, including going 1-for-1 from the 8 meter. Hannah Coakley tallied a goal and an assist as well while adding a ground ball and two draw controls, followed by Lilzy Rizk, Megan Cury and Claire Block with one goal apiece. Rizk added two ground balls and two draw controls on the day. In goal for the Tars, Malorie Olin earned six saves and picked up four ground balls.
The Chargers were led by Alanna Carvalho with three goals, while Kinda Schott and Natalie Pachinger scored one apiece. None of the goals by Alabama-Huntsville were assisted. Shannon Kruse led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers with five and three, respectively, while Megan Hartnett and Carvalho picked up three ground balls each. Pachinger led the team off the draw, winning three. In goal, Leslie Allen Brown earned eight saves, including five in the first half, while allowing 16 goals on the afternoon.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF ANALYSIS
First Half l The Chargers hopped on the board early with a free position goal by Carvalho just 42 seconds in, but the Tars found the back of the net eight straight times to take an 8-1 lead with 3:46 to play in the first period. The Chargers pulled to within six to close out the half, 8-2, thanks to a free position goal by Pachinger with 1:09 on the clock.
Second Half l German and Cury opened up the second half with two straight, including German assisting on Cury’s goal, to pull the Tars out to a 10-2 lead at the 25:50 mark. Carvalho broke the run with her second of the day at the 22:36 mark, but Rollins answered right back 22 seconds later with a goal by Brock off of an assist by Ashton to set the score at 10-3. Brock’s goal ignited a six goal run that saw Rollins pull ahead to a 16-3 lead with 7:17 to play. Carvalho earned her third of the day at the 5:55 mark, followed by a goal by Schott with 4:33 to go, closing out the scoring for the day with Rollins holding onto a 16-5 lead.
- Rollins has seen a different player earn the game-winning goal in five of their six wins this season
- A stout Rollins defense held Alabama-Huntsville’s top three goal scorers to just one goal on the afternoon, keeping Jenna Carr and Nicole Federovitch scoreless, while holding Natalie Pachinger to just one goal.
- The Tars earned their fifth-straight victory
- Sunday’s game marked the first time the Tars and Chargers met in official competition.
- When playing on their home turf, the Tars are 5-1 so far this season.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
Rollins returns to action on Tuesday, March 14, when they host Seton Hill at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. Game time against the Griffins 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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