SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. (April 8, 2013) – Rollins used 10 different scorers Monday afternoon as the fourth-ranked Tars powered past Shepherd 18-9 on the road. The clash was the first leg of a four-game barnstorming tour through four different states over the next week.
Erica Pagilaruio led the way for the Tars (9-1) with four goals. Sophie Townsend added three scores and an assist while Tyler Thomas found the back of the net three times. Courtney Bianculli tallied two goals and an assist with Emily Eddowes adding one goal and two helpers.
Elyse De Lisle earned the win in the cage, racking up eight saves and six ground balls while surrendering nine goals.
Erin Phelan led the Rams (8-5) with three goals while Hunter Morris added two. Lilly Schmulowitz took the loss, allowing 18 goals and earning 10 saves.
After the long bus trip, Rollins announced its presence with authority as Chelsea Pinneke and Pagliarulo gave the Tars a 2-0 lead a minute into the game. The Rams cut the lead in half before three unanswered from the Tars put the visitors up 5-1 with 13:38 left in the first.
Another Shepherd score stopped Rollins run, but back-to-back Pagliarulo goals and a Bianculli score in less than a minutes time extended the advantage to 8-2 at the 10 minute mark.
The first half offensive onslaught continued as a pair from Tyler Thomas got Rollins rolling again only to see the Rams net two in a row for the first time and make the count 10-5 Rollins with 4:13 left in the first.
Pagilarulo and Taylor Thomas pushed the lead to 12-5 in the waning minutes of the period. Phelan netted her second of the half for Shepherd but Townsend got it back with six second left, scoring on a Ginevra Czech assist.
Rollins led 13-6 at intermission.
In the second, Rollins scored three quick goals to lead 16-6 force a running clock with 22:14 to go. The two teams then traded goals the rest of the way as the Tars cruised to their second straight win.
Rollins will next be in action on Thursday, April 11 at West Chester. Game time is slated for 4 p.m.