No. 5 Rollins (10-2, 1-0 SSC) vs. Saint Leo (6-6, 0-1 SSC)
University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
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The Rollins women’s lacrosse team sets their sights on Saint Leo after a 10 day break from competition. The Tars are riding a nine-game winning streak, and hold onto a record of 10-2 overall and 1-0 in Sunshine State Conference play. Rollins most recently checked in at No. 5 on the latest IWLCA DII Poll, marking the Tars’ highest ranking this season. The team returns to the Sunshine State after a dual game weekend on the road in Sparks, Maryland, where the Tars faced Shepherd University and then No. 16 Grand Valley State at neutral location Tierney Field. Rollins made easy work of the Rams on Friday, March 24, defeating SU by a final score of 16-2, and then closed out the weekend road trip with a 16-10 victory over the GVSU Lakers. The Tars currently sit 11th as a team nationally and first in the SSC in save percentage (.509) and scoring defense (6.92)
Saint Leo enters into Wednesday night’s matchup with an overall record of 6-6, and are 0-1 in Sunshine State Conference action after falling to Florida Southern by a final score of 21-4 on Saturday, March 25. The Lions were riding a three-game skid before getting back to their winning ways in their last game out, defeating Young Harris by a final score of 15-10 on Saturday, April 1. So far this season, Saint Leo has faced two opponent who was ranked on the IWLCA DII Poll at the time of competition, squaring up against two teams both ranked seventh at the time of competition. The Lions took on then No. 7 Queens (NC) back on February 27 where they fell to the Royals by a final score of 14-8, followed by a March 30th game against then seventh-ranked Limestone where they were taken down by the Saints with a final score of 18-9.
TRACKING THE TARS:
Junior goalie Malorie Olin currently sits fifth in Division II in save percentage (.539), as well as goals-against average (6.42), and leads the SSC in both categories. Sophomore midfielder Kallie German ranks 19th nationally and second in the SSC in assists this season (23), and ranks eighth in DII and first in the conference in free position goals per game (1.17). German also ranks 10th nationally and first in the SSC in overall points with 55. German leads the team in goals (32), assists (23), and points (55) so far this season, followed by Hannah Ashton with 30 goals and two assists for 32 points. Maggie Dougherty follows with 30 points, notching 16 goals and 14 assists. Paige Brock has tallied 22 goals and three assists, followed b Brittany Eveler with 20 goals and two assists. Hannah Coakley wraps up the double-digit goal count with 10, while adding six assists for 16 points so far in her freshman campaign. Olin leads the team in ground balls with 23, followed closely by Dougherty and Sophie Stavisky with 21 apiece. Dougherty has won a team best 30 draw controls in 12 games played, followed by P. Brock with 26, and Ashton with 19. Defensively, Lindsay Van Beck has caused a team high 18 turnovers, followed by Maddie Hendren with 11 and German with 10. In goal, Olin has played a total of 607 minutes and has faced 176 shots in 12 game played. Olin has earned 76 saves for a save percentage of .539, and has allowed just 65 goals this season, averaging 6.42 per game.
TRACKING THE LIONS:
Eight different Lions have tallied double-digit goal counts on the season, led by Katherine Larson with 20, and Kelsey Burns and Leslie Ferguson with 17 each. Caroline Fraser leads the team in overall points with 16 goals and a team high 17 assists for 33 points in 12 games played. Matching Fraser in goals is Abbie Ross with 16, while adding five assists for 21 points. Kaylah Walstad leads the team in ground balls with 26, followed closely by Burns with 25, and Ferguson with 23. Delaney Chrisco has won a team best 20 draw controls, while Larson has won 19 and Burns has accumulated 18. Amanda Coppolo heads up the Lions with 14 caused turnovers, while Chrisco has caused 13 and Rolls has earned 10 CT’s in 12 games played. In goal, Rebecca Halley has played in all 12 games for a total of 492 minutes. Halley has earned 73 saves, posting a save percentage of .445 so far this season, while allowing 91 goals for an average of 11.09 per game.
- Rollins is outscoring its opponents 165-83 in 12 games this season
- The Tars currently own a 6-1 record against Saint Leo
- Last time out against the Lions, Rollins earned a 14-7 victory on their home turf of Cahall-Sandspur Field on April 8, 2016.
- The Lions are ranked 26th nationally in total yellow cards and lead the SSC as they have earned 16 so far this season.
Rollins returns to action on Tuesday, April 11, when they take on Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. Game time against the Moccasins is slated for 7 p.m. Links to live coverage will be available on RollinsSports.com.
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