Rollins has put together a historic campaign in the program's fifth season, winning an unprecedented 15 consecutive games and ending the season with an overall record of 15-1. On the other side the Golden Rams of Westchester are in a familiar place having earned their 10th NCAA appearance in 12 years. C.W. Post in the other semifinal also is making its 10th appearance in the tournament, while the Golden Rams own the all-time mark with 13 victories, the most of any program since the tournament's inception back in 2001. West Chester owns a pair of National Championships with crowns in 2002 and 2008.
The Tars enter tomorrow's game as the No.1 seed after completing a very successful season, which saw wins over NCAA Tournament tested teams to prepare Rollins for the postseason. West Chester comes into the matchup as the underdog as the Golden Rams earned the third seed and had to knock off second-seeded Limestone to earn their berth in the semifinals.
Both programs are enjoying success and have been dominant with the Tars completing their fifth season as a program, while holding a .702 winning percentage. The Golden Rams have been a model of consistency with a .819 winning percentage in 15 seasons. Rollins will look to earn a victory in the series against West Chester with the Golden Rams having owned the series with two victories over the Tars in 2010 and 2011.
The Tars will look to counter the staunch defense of West Chester with a triple threat attack of Cat Kelley, Erica Pagliarulo and Sophie Townsend as the trio account for 149 points, which is 45% of the offensive output for the Tars. Kelley, the leader in points with 54 and Pagliarulo who owns the team-high of 54 goals make them a tough cover for the opposing defense.
Defensively the Tars use speed and sound tactics to neutralize the most explosive of opposing attacks with Elyse De Lisle between the pipes and help from Katie Palasz and Courtney Bianculli. The trio has established a stingy defense as they only allow an average of 7.94 goals per game, while De Lisle holds a .465 save percentage.
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