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WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 5, 2017) – The ninth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team earned their third-straight victory as they defeated the 18th-ranked Stonehill College Skyhawks by a final score of 16-11 on Sunday evening at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. The win advances the Tars to a record of 4-2 while the Skyhawks open their 2017 campaign with a mark of 0-1.
The Tars saw two different players net hat tricks, both of which are freshman, as Hannah Coakley and Hannah Ashton led the way. Coakley had the best game of her season yet as she added an assist for four points on the day. Sophomore Kallie German led the way in overall points with six as she notched four assists and two goals on the night matching a career high in assists in a game set last game against Wheeling Jesuit. Lily Rizk and Megan Cury added two goals of their own, followed by Maggie Dougherty, Paige Brock, Julianna DeSimone, and Lindsay Van Beck with one apiece. Dougherty notched three points on the night as she added two assists, while Paige Brock earned an assist of her own.
In goal for the Tars, Malorie Olin played a full game, earning six saves while allowing 11 goals as she faced 26 shots. Olin and Sophie Stavisky led the team with three ground balls each, while Maddie Hendren dominated off the draw with five draw controls.
Elizabeth Vetter led the Skyhawks in scoring with a game high four goals on the night, followed by MacKenzie Pleshaw and Jennifer Wheaton with two apiece. Linna Jalinskas, Taylor Shannahan, and Shannon Booth notched a goal and an assist each. Shannahan picked up a team high four ground balls and led the team in caused turnovers with three, while Wheaton pulled in a team high five draw controls. In goal for Stonehill, Kaitlyn Hess played a full 60 minutes, earning 11 saves while allowing 16 goals as she faced 30 shots from the Tars.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF ANALYSIS
First Half l Rollins opened up to a four-goal lead after the initial 11 minutes, including two goals by Coakley. Stonehill broke the streak with two straight within 18 seconds to pull to within two, 4-2, with 14:05 on the clock, but the Tars answered back with three straight to take a 7-2 lead with 10:10 to go before the break. The ensuing 10 minutes saw a flurry of scoring action, beginning with a goal by Stonehill’s Pleshaw at the 6:40 mark for their third goal of the game. Rollins answered back with two straight to pull ahead to a 9-3 lead with 5:03 on the clock, Stonehill responded with two of their own to pull to within four, 9-5, with 3:28 to play in the half. Cury broke Stonehill’s run with a goal off of an assist by German at the 2:23 mark, but the Skyhawks closed out the half with two straight, including an unassisted goal by Vetter with 47 ticks on the clock to set the score at 10-7 in favor of Rollins at the break.
Second Half l German opened up the second half with two straight, followed by a goal by Coakley to give the Tars a 13-7 lead with 24:05 on the clock. Vetter broke the streak with a goal off of an assist by Cara Corvino, but Van Beck answered with her second goal of the season at the 22:38 mark to set the score at 14-8. Stonehill scored the next two, but Ashton netted the Tars’ 15th goal of the game off of an assist by Dougherty to pull the Tars out to a 15-10 lead with 13:43 to play. Vetter notched the Skyhawks’ final goal of the night with 3:25 on the clock, followed by a late goal by DeSimone with 44 seconds to go to close out the contest with a final score of 16-11.
- Sunday’s showdown marked the eighth time that Rollins and Stonehill have matched up on the turf dating back to their first matchup in 2010, with Rollins leading the series 5-3.
- The last time out against Stonehill, the then sixth-ranked Tars took down the then No. 9 Skyhawks in convincing fashion with a 15-4 win on March 5, 2016.
- The Tars held Stonehill to just two-goal runs throughout the entire contest, breaking up the runs before the Skyhawks could tally more than two consecutive goals.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
The Tars return to action on Thursday, March 9, when they host Limestone College at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. Game time against the Saints 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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