MATCH-UP:
No. 5 Rollins (11-2, 2-0 SSC) vs. Florida Southern (14-2, 3-0 SSC)

WHERE:
Bryant Stadium | Lakeland, Fla.

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

COVERAGE:

LIVE STATS: Florida Southern Live Stats

VIDEO BROADCAST:  Florida Southern Video

SET-UP:
The Rollins women’s lacrosse team, who enters into Tuesday’s matchup ranked fifth on the IWLCA DII Poll, hold onto a record of 11-2 and 2-0 in Sunshine State Conference action.  As a team, Rollins ranks ninth in DII and first in the conference in save percentage (.508).  Rollins also leads the SSC in scoring defense (6.92).  The Tars enter into their third to last game of the regular season after picking up an easy 17-7 win over the Saint Leo Lions on April 5.  Tuesday night’s game against the Moccasins is the last of a four-game stretch away from their home turf, and will be the Tars’ third SSC matchup of the season.  Rollins is currently riding a 10-game winning streak.

Florida Southern, the defending Division II National Champions, enters into Tuesday’s showdown with a record of 14-2 and 3-0 in SSC play, and most recently earned the nod at No. 4 on the latest IWLCA DII Poll.  The Moccasins fell to then No. 2 Adelphi by a final score of 12-5 on February 21, followed by a 14-11 loss to then fifth-ranked Lindenwood on February 26.  Currently, the Moccasins are riding an 11 game winning streak, and are coming off of a 19-6 SSC victory over the University of Tampa on Saturday, April 8.  Florida Southern currently ranks seventh in DII in assists per game, averaging an SSC leading 8.6 per game.  The Moccasins also rank sixth in DII in draw controls per game (15.87), as well as eighth in free position percentage (.558), seventh in points per game (25.20), and ninth in scoring offense (16.60).  The Moccasins are currently outscoring their opponents, 268-135, and lead their opponents in total assists on the year, 137-51. 

TRACKING THE TARS:
Junior goalie Malorie Olin currently sits seventh in Division II in save percentage (.535), as well as fifth in goals-against average (6.47), and leads the SSC in both categories.  Sophomore midfielder Kallie German ranks 20th 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 13th 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 31 goals and three assists for 34 points.  Paige Brock follows with 31 points, having tallied 26 goals and five assists, followed by Brittany Eveler with 22 goals and four assists for 26 points on the year.  Maggie Dougherty has amassed 20 goals and 14 assists, good for 34 points to match Ashton.  Hannah Coakley and Lily Rizk wrap up the double-digit goal count with 12 and 11, respectively.  Sophie Stavisky and Olin lead the team in ground balls with 23, followed closely by Dougherty with 21.  Dougherty has won a team best 31 draw controls in 13 games played, followed by P. Brock with 28, and Ashton and Rizk with 22 and 21, respectively.  Defensively, Lindsay Van Beck has caused a team high 21 turnovers, followed by Maddie Hendren with 11 and German with 10.  In goal, Olin has played a total of 667 minutes and has faced 198 shots in 13 game played.  Olin has earned 83 saves for a save percentage of .535, and has allowed just 72 goals this season, averaging 6.47 per game. 

TRACKING THE MOCCASINS:    
Dani Bursinger currently ranks fifth in DII in draw controls per game, averaging 6.0 per contest.  Leading the Moccasins in goals on the season is Meghan O’Brien with 41, followed by Kendall Kerge with 39, and Emily Santoli with 27.  In all, 12 different Mocs have earned double-digit goal totals in 16 games played, while a total of 18 different players have earned goals on the season.  Dishing out a team high 21 assists is Julia Couch, followed by O’Brien with 18, and Bursinger with 17.  O’Brien leads the team in overall points (59), while Kerge has amassed 45 points and Santoli has notched 42.  Meghan Vadala has picked up a team high 34 ground balls, followed by Santoli with 24 and Parrisa Sakinejad with 19.  Off the draw, Bursinger has accumulated a blistering 96 draw controls in 16 games played.  Santoli and Vadala follow with 30 and 24 draw controls, respectively.  Defensively, Santoli leads the team with 20 caused turnovers, followed by Vadala with 18, and Austin Brown and Sakinejad with 12 apiece.  In goal, Taylor Gillis has seen time in nine games, earning eight starts and playing a total of 476:30 minutes between the pipes.  The senior has earned 61 saves on the season for a save percentage of .427, and has allowed 82 goals, averaging 10.33 per game.  Freshman Alanna Zambetti has played in 10 games, earning eight starts and playing 486:30 minutes in cage.  Zambetti has earned a save percentage of .495 so far this season with 52 saves on the year, and has allowed 53 goals, averaging 6.54 per game.

 

NOTES:

  • Rollins is outscoring its opponents 182-90 in 13 games this season
  • Florida Southern became the first Sunshine State Conference team to win the women’s lacrosse national championship last season, defeating perennial powerhouse Adelphi by a final score of 8-7 on May 21, 2016. 
  • In the all-time series between the two teams, the Mocs hold onto the slim 5-4 edge, and have won the last three matchups, all of which occurred last season.
  • Florida Southern has matched up against six opponents who were ranked on the IWLC DII Poll at the time of competition.

NEXT:

Rollins returns to action on Sunday, April 16, when they host Lenoir-Rhyne University on Senior Day at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field.  Game time against the Bears is slated for 3 p.m.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action with a free live video broadcast on the Geico Tars Sports Network on RollinsSports.com, as well as with live stats on TarsStats.com.

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