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WINGATE, N.C. (February 26, 2017) – The sixth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team got back to their winning ways on Sunday afternoon as five different Tars scored en route to a 9-3 win over Wingate University on Sunday afternoon at the Graham Gill Field at the Irwin Belk Track Complex. The win advances the Tars to a record of 2-2 on the season, while the Bulldogs drip to 1-1 overall on their young season.
Leading the way for the second straight game was sophomore Kallie German, who netted a game high three goals and added an assist for a game high four points. Hannah Ashton and Paige Brock each scored twice, followed by Claire Block with one, and defender Lindsay Van Beck notching the first goal of her collegiate career. Adding to the assists were Hannah Coakley and Maggie Dougherty with one apiece. In goal, Malorie Olin saw a full 60 minutes between the pipes, allowing just three goals while earning 14 saves, including nine in the second half.
The Bulldogs saw a team high two goals from Paulena Dempsey, followed by Shannon O’Neal with one of her own. None of the Bulldogs’ goals were assisted on the afternoon. In goal, Ario Pierre played a full game, earning 18 saves, including 13 in the first half, while facing 34 shots from the Tars.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF ANALYSIS
First Half l The game began with a goal by Dempsey to give Wingate their lone lead of the contest a little over three minutes into the game. Rollins had nine different looks on goal, all saved by Pierre, before finally finding the back of the net with 14:22 on the clock thanks to a goal by Ashton off of an assist by German. Rollins pulled into a 2-1 lead six minutes later as German converted a free position shot, and neither team scored in the remaining minutes, closing out the first half with Rollins leading 2-1.
Second Half l Wingate again opened up play with a goal by Dempsey, knotting the score at 2-2 just 47 seconds into the second stanza. Rollins answered back four minutes later with a goal by Ashton off of an assist by Coakley to set the score at 3-2 with 25:34 on the clock, igniting a five goal run over eight minutes that extended the Tars’ lead to 7-2 with 17:44 to go. O’Neal broke the streak with a goal at the 13:27 mark, but it proved to be the last goal of the game for the Bulldogs while the Tars added two more to close out the contest with a final score of 9-3.
- This marked the first time the two teams have met in competition. Rollins now holds onto the series advantage, 1-0.
- The Tars had seven different free position shots in the first half, and just three in the second period.
- Sophomore defender Lindsay Van Beck notched the first goal of her collegiate career.
- Dennis Short has accumulated a record of 106-44 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
The Tars return to action on Friday, March 3, when they host Wheeling Jesuit at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. Game time against the Cardinals is set for 7 p.m. Fans who are unable to make it to the game will be able to follow all of the action live with free HD video on the Geico Tars Sports Network, as well as with live stats provided on RollinsSports.com.
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