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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 24, 2017) – Squaring up against their second opponent ranked within the IWLCA Division II Preseason Top-10, the sixth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team suffered a 6-3 setback to No. 9 Queens on Friday afternoon at the Queens Sports Complex. The loss drops the Tars to a mark of 1-2 on the season, while Queens, who also matched up against their second nationally-ranked opponent in as many games, advances their young record to 1-1.
Sophomore Kallie German led the way with two points on the afternoon, notching a goal and an assist, followed by Hannah Ashton and Megan Cury with one goal apiece. In goal, Rollins saw Malorie Olin play a full game, earning seven saves, including four in the second half.
The Royals, who opened their home slate this afternoon against the Tars, were led in scoring by Katie Wardle with two goals and one assist. Allison Conn, Shannon Mansberger, Ally Blood, and Abigail Paulus tallied one goal each, while Hannah Scott chipped in an assist. In goal, Chase Brokaw earned 12 saves while allowing only three goals.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF ANALYSIS
First Half l German kicked off the game with an unassisted goal with 22:02 on the clock, giving the Tars their first lead of the contest. Queens finally found the back of the net at the 13:41 mark off of a goal by Blood thanks to an assist by Hanna to knot the score at 1-1. However, Rollins answered back a shade under three minutes later as Ashton found the back of the net with 11 minutes to play in the first period. Queens closed out the first half with two straight to pull ahead to a 3-2 advantage, gaining the lead with 5:02 to play thanks to a converted free-position shot by Wardle.
Second Half l Queens opened up the second half by notching their third straight goal of the contest, pulling out to a 4-2 lead with 22:47 to play. Rollins answered back with a goal by Cury off of a German assist to pull to within one, 4-3, with 18:19 to go, but the Royals closed out the game with two unanswered goals to earn their first win of the season with a final score of 6-3.
- The Tars squared up against Queens for the ninth time in program history.
- Rollins holds onto a 6-3 advantage over the Royals in the all-time series
- Their last matchup resulting in a 12-5 Rollins victory on March 7, 2016, when then sixth-ranked Rollins hosted a Queens squad that was ranked at No. 14.
- Dennis Short has accumulated a record of 105-44 in his tenth season with the Tars, and holds onto a career record of 126-90 in his 14 years as a head coach.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
Rollins returns to action when they close out their weekend road trip on Sunday, February 26, against Wingate University. Game time against the Bulldogs is set for 1 p.m. Fans will be able to watch the game live on ESPN3, with additional links to live coverage available on RollinsSports.com.
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