LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (April 3, 2011) - Two Tars tallied hat tricks on the afternoon as the ninth-ranked Rollins women's lacrosse team defeated the Edinboro Fighting Scots at Charlotte Smith Field on the campus of Lock Haven University, Sunday afternoon. Rollins rebounds after a tough loss to No. 2 Lock Haven on Friday, and advances their overall record to 8-3.
Marissa Giannerini and Sophie Townsend led the team with three goals apiece, followed by Erica Pagliarulo with two goals and an assist for three points on the afternoon. Senior Katy Tyszko posted a three point performance, as well, with one goal and two assists. Anna Townsend and Caroline Lamere netted two goals apiece, with Cat Kelley rounding out the goal count with one of her own as a total of seven Tars put goals on the scoreboard.
Scoring a game-high four goals was Edinboro's Shannon Rohrich. Rebecca Zajac, Kaitlin Magee, and Leeanne Stickle score one each as the Fighting Scots lost their fourth consecutive contest and dropped to a mark of 3-7 on the season.
The Tars were turned away by Edinboro goalie Teresa Fiori, who set aside 15 shots on the afternoon. Her counterpart between the pipes for Rollins, Elyse De Lisle, made a total of seven saves after seeing a total of 16 shots and 14 shots on frame.
Rollins opened the game with a three goal lead before EU could put a goal on the scoreboard in the seventh minute of action. The Tars allowed only one more Edinboro goal throughout the first half, and tacked on six more to enter into the break with a 9-2 advantage.
The Tars opened the second half much like the first, netting three consecutive goals to pull ahead to a 12-2 lead over their competition with 20:25 remaining in the game. The Fighting Scots finally found their stride, and placed the ball between the pipes to notch three consecutive goals to close the gap to 12-5 with 11:49 on the clock. But the Tars broke the streak with a goal from Pagliarulo with 8:48 on the clock to pull ahead to a 13-5 lead.
Edinboro netted two more before Rollins closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal from Giannerini to end the game with a final score of 14-7.
Rollins won the draw count, finding success on 15-of-23, with Pagliarulo winning a team best three, and Tori Snow, Katie Palasz, Anna Townsend, and Caroline Lamere winning two each. The Tars also won the ground ball battle 25-18. Palasz earned a game-high five on the afternoon, and earned another game-high with four caused turnovers.
The Tars return to action in their final contest of a three-game road trip in Pennsylvania, traveling to Millersville University on Monday, April 4, for a 4 p.m. matchup against the Marauders. Fans will be able to catch all of the action on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.