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SPARKS, Md. (March 24, 2017) – Holding onto a one goal lead at the half, the seventh-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team used a strong second half to overcome a resilient 16th-ranked Grand Valley State University squad, defeating the Lakers by a final score of 16-10 on Sunday afternoon at Tierney Field.
The win marks the ninth-straight for the Tars and advances their overall record to 10-2 on the season, while GVSU drops to a mark of 1-6 on the season.
Kallie German led the team in goals and overall points, netting four goals and adding one assist for a five point performance. Freshman Hannah Ashton matched German in goals with four, while senior Brittany Eveler earned four points on the day as she notched three straight goals in the second half and dished out an assist in the first for four points on the afternoon. Maggie Dougherty and Paige Brock tallied two goals and one assist apiece, while Lily Rizk netted one goal of her own. Leading the team in ground balls was Paige Brock with five, followed by Lindsay Van Beck and Hannah Ashton with four each. Leading the team in caused turonvers was Van Beck with four, followed by Rizk with three. Off of the draw, Dougherty and Kaitlin Prince won three each to lead the team. In goal, Malorie Olin played 51:33 minutes between the pipes, making two saves while allowing eight goals. Sarah Neely saw 8:27 in cage, earning one save while allowing two goals.
The Lakers were led by Sarah Stagaard with three goals, followed by Kira Dosenberry with three points as she notched two goals and one assist. Ashley Bailey and Abbi O’Neal scored a goal and an assist each, while Maria D’Angelo, Meggan Loyd, and Carly Shisler scored one goal apiece. Adding assists were Chelsey Bishop, and Elizabeth Yeomans with one apiece. The Lakers saw Aimee Hite pick up a team high three ground balls, while O’Neal won a team best five draw controls. Defensively, GVSU saw three different plays cause one turnover apiece. In goal, Sarah Zwilsky shouldered the loss, earning five saves and allowing seven goals in the first half. Brianna DeMilia closed out the game, making five saves while allowing nine goals.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF ANALYSIS
First Half l Rollins opened the game with two unassisted goals by Ashton and P. Brock before the Lakers battled back and rattled off three straight to take 3-2 lead wit 17:18 to go in the first half. Both teams traded blows to set the score at 5-4 in favor of GVSU with 8:14 to go in the period, but Ashton and P. Brock got to work once more, netting back-to-back goals to give the Tars a 6-5 lead with 4:07 left in the half. Grand Valley State knotted the board at 6-6 with a goal by Shisler with 3:32 on the clock, but a late goal by Dougherty off of an assist by German gave the Tars the 7-6 lead at the break.
Second Half l The Tars scored three straight in the first 10 minutes of the second half, taking a 10-6 lead with 20:41 on the clock. The Lakers broke the run with a goal by D’Angelo off of an assist by O’Neal, but the Tars bounced back and scored four unanswered goals, including three straight by Eveler, to take a 14-7 lead with 9:17 to play. Two goals by GVSU pulled the Lakers to within five, 14-9, with 8:03 on the clock, but Rollins notched back-to-back goals by Ashton and German to extend their lead to seven, 16-9, with 2:08 left. The Lakers found the back of the net a minute later to close the deficit to six, but the Tars earned the 16-10 victory.
- Rollins has won nine-straight
- The Tars have tallied 16 total goals as a team in four of their last five games, including three straight.
- Rollins how now matched up against five opponents who were ranked on the IWLCA DII Poll at the time of competition.
- Sunday’s game marks the first time Rollins and Grand Valley State University have met in competition. Rollins now leads the series with the Lakers, 1-0.
- Sunday’s game against the Tars marked the seventh time that Grand Valley State has taken on a ranked opponent this season, four of which were opponents ranked within the top three at the time of competition.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
Rollins returns to action on Wednesday, April 5, when they take on Saint Leo University in Sunshine State Conference action. Game time against the Lions is set for 7 p.m., with links to live coverage available on RollinsSports.com.
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