MATCH-UP:
No. 6 Rollins (12-3, 2-1 SSC) vs. No. 9 Florida Tech (11-2, 2-1 SSC)

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

WHEN:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM 

COVERAGE:
VIDEO: Geico Tars Sports Network
PLAY-BY-PLAY: Clark Sprinkel
LIVE STATS: TarsStats.com

SET-UP:
With one game remaining on their regular season schedule, the sixth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team is set for a Top-10, South Region, and Sunshine State Conference clash with ninth-ranked Florida Tech on Thursday evening at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network.

The Tars enter into Thursday night’s showdown with a record of 12-3 and 2-1 in SSC action.  Rollins is 8-1 when playing at home this season, and is set to square up against their seventh nationally-ranked program this season.  Five of those nationally-ranked opponents were ranked in the Top-10, with two sitting in the Top-5 at the time of competition.  The Tars are coming off of an 11-5 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Sunday afternoon that saw Kallie German notch four goals and one assist, while Malorie Olin earned eight saves.  Defender Haley Brock had a big game against the Bears, earning three ground balls, one draw control, and causing four turnovers.

As a team, the Tars currently rank 10th in DII in save percentage (.498).  German sits fifth in the nation in free position goals per game (1.21) and leads the Sunshine State Conference.  Malorie Olin also ranks fifth in both Goals-Against Average (6.92) and Save Percentage (.524), and tops the SSC in both categories.

Florida Tech enters into their final game of the regular season riding a three-game win streak, including a 22-7 win over Saint Leo, and a 19-13 victory over Tampa in their last two outings.  So far this season, the Panthers have matched up against four nationally-ranked opponents, two of which were ranked outside of the Top-10 when they matched up.

On the national front, the Panthers rank third in ground balls per game (25.54), second in caused turnovers per game (13.23), seventh in Scoring margin (9.31), and fourth in scoring offense (17.31), while leading the conference in all four categories.  Individually, Stephanie Stuart ranks 10th in goals against average (8.34), and is second in the conference behind Olin.

TRACKING THE TARS:
Kallie German leads the team in goals (37), assists (25), and points (62) so far this season, followed by Hannah Ashton with 34 goals and three assists for 37 points.  Paige Brock follows with 33 points, having tallied 27 goals and six assists, followed by Brittany Eveler with 23 goals and four assists for 27 points on the year.  Maggie Dougherty has amassed 22 goals and 16 assists, good for 38 points, good for second best on the team.  Hannah Coakley, Lily Rizk, and Megan Cury wrap up the double-digit goal count with 14, 11, and 10, respectively.  Olin leads the team in ground balls with 25, followed by Sophie Stavisky with 23 and Maddie Hendren with 22.  Close behind are Jessica Kopenhaver and Dougherty with 21 each.  Leading the team off of the draw is Dougherty with 34, followed by Paige Brock with 29 and Rizk with 25.  Defensively, Lindsay Van Beck has caused a team high 24 turnovers, followed by Maddie Hendren and German with 13 each, and Haley Brock with 12, and Rizk with 11.  In goal, Olin has played a total of 763 minutes and has faced 232 shots in 15 games played.  Olin has earned 97 saves for a save percentage of .524, and has allowed just 88 goals this season, averaging 6.92 per game.  Sarah Neely has played 136 minutes between the pipes, facing 45 shots and earning 15 saves for a save percentage of .375.  The freshman has allowed 25 goals, averaging 10.97 per game.  

TRACKING THE PANTHERS:    
With 13 games under their belts this season, Sara Grenier leads the team in goals with 45.  Allie Modica follows close behind with 40 goals on the year, and has added a team high 16 assists to lead the team in overall points with 56.  Caroline Dunleavy has notched 30 goals so far this year, followed by Sam Schiano and Aleah Fjelstad with 24 and 23, respectively.  Dunleavy follows close behind Modica in assists with 15 on the year, followed by Mary Gormley with 11.  Behind Modica in overall points, Grenier has added nine assists for a team second best 54 points, while Dunleavy has notched 45 points overall.  Gormley leads the team in ground balls with 42, followed by Schiano with 41 and Modica with 33.  Leading the team in caused turnovers is Schiano with 29, followed by Lauren Tybor with 23, and Gormley with 20.  In goal, Stephanie Stuart has played in all 13 games, earning 12 starts.  Stuart has faced 199 shots so far this season, earning 77 saves for a save percentage of .443.  Stuart has allowed 88 goals in 633 minutes, averaging 8.34 goals per game. 

NOTES:

  • Rollins is 8-1 on the season when playing on their home turf
  • When playing against nationally-ranked opponents this season, the Tars are 3-3 overall.
  • Rollins is outscoring its opponents 198-113 in 15 games this season
  • Rollins leads the all-time series against the Panthers, 3-0.
  • The last time the Tars squared up against the Panthers, Rollins earned the 15-14 victory in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament Semifinals on April 29, 2016.

NEXT:

After Thursday night’s showdown, Rollins will set its sights on the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Tournament.  This year’s tournament is set to get under way with the semifinals set for Friday, April 28, followed by the Championship game on Sunday, April 30.  Game times and locations will be announced once tournament seedings have been determined.  Fans will be able to find all of the information about the conference tournament on RollinsSports.com.

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