Rollins Squares Off Against Mocs in SSC Tournament Semifinals, Friday
Moccasin Field | Barnett Athletic Complex | Lakeland, Fla.
Friday | April 27, 2018 | 5:30 P.M.
After closing out the regular season with a record of 14-3 and 4-2 against Sunshine State Conference opponents, the Rollins women's lacrosse team enters into the SSC Tournament as the No. 4 seed. The Tars are set to take on the No. 1 seed and host Florida Southern Moccasins on Friday evening at Moccasin Field located in the new Barnett Athletic Complex on the campus of Florida Southern College. Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all the action with live video broadcasted on the Sunshine State Conference Digital Sports Network, as well as with live stats provided by Florida Southern.
Rollins enters into Wednesday night's game with an overall record of 14-3, while the Moccasins hold onto a mark of 17-1 on the season, with their lone loss coming at the hands of the Tars on April 4. On the latest rankings released April 23, Rollins checked in at no. 6 on the IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll, as well as No. 8 on the NIKE/US Lacrosse Division II Top 20. The Moccasins, who are riding a five-game winning streak, checked in at No. 4 on both rankings this week.
SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT HISTORY:
Sunshine State Conference Regular Season Champions
2018: Florida Southern
2017: Florida Southern
2016: Florida Southern
2015: Florida Southern
*Inaugural season in 2015
REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS BY SCHOOL
Florida Southern - 4
SSC WOMEN'S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
2017: Florida Southern
2016: Florida Southern
TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS BY SCHOOL
Florida Southern - 2
Rollins - 1
NCAA RANKINGS SUMMARY
TRACKING THE TARS:
The Tars have played 17 games this season, and are led in goals, assists, and overall points by junior Kallie German. German's 65 goals and 31 assists combine for a team leading 96 points overall. Sophomore Hannah Ashton follows with 56 goals and two assists for 58 points, while Paige Brock has notched 26 goals and nine assists for 35 points. Maggie Dougherty is second on the team in assists with 14, followed closely by Nikki Stumpf with 13. Junior Lindsay Van Beck has amassed 30 ground balls, followed by Malorie Olin with 22, and Dougherty and Brooke Ottaway with 21 apiece. Dougherty leads the team off the draw, winning 49 so far this season, while Ashton has won 36, and Rizk and Genia Sprinkle have won 19 apiece, followed closely by German with 18. Defensively, Van Beck leads the team in a second category, causing a team high 32 caused turnovers, while German has earned 13, and Prince has notched 12. Malorie Olin has played a total of 725:24 minutes in cage, earning 111 saves for a save percentage of .505. The Skaneateles, N.Y. native has allowed 109 goals this year, for a goals against average of 9.02.
TRACKING THE MOCS:
After concluding their regular season with 18 games played and a record of 17-1, The Moccasins are led by Emily Santoli with 53 goals, followed by Meghan O'Brien with 32, and Marina Jozokos with 30. O'Brien leads the team in assists with 34, for a team best 66 points overall, while Santoli has added eight assists for a team second best 61 points. Julia Couch is second on the team in assists with 24, followed by Shannon Gilfedder with 14. Jozokos leads the team in ground balls with 44, followed by Santoli with 35, and Sam Keesey with 26. Off the draw, Santoli has won a team best 69, while Dani Bursinger and Keesey have won 63 and 61, respectively. Defensively, Keesey has caused a team high 26 turnovers, while Santoli has amassed 19, and Sarah Rheinsmith has caused 14 of her own. Florida Southern has seen three different players step into goal this season, led by Mary Gately with 429:54 minutes played, followed by Alanna Zambetti with 381:25, and Brittany Iamele with 268:41 minutes between the pipes. Zambetti has earned 33 saves, for a save percentage of .363, while allowing 58 goals for a goals against average of 9.12. Gately has allowed 60 goals, averaging 8.37 against per game, and has made 37 saves for a save percentage of .381. Iamele has earned 31 saves, holding onto a save percentage of .582, while allowing just 23 goals for a goals against average of 5.14 this season.
LAST TIME OUT:
Last time out against Florida Southern, Malorie Olin posted a career high 18 saves, marking a program second best for saves in a game, as the then No. 8 Rollins women's lacrosse team toppled a then top-ranked Florida Southern on April 4 at Cahall-Sandspur Field. The win marked the 11th-straight for the Tars, and advanced their record to 12-2, and 2-1 in Sunshine State Conference action, while the Mocs dropped to 12-1 and 1-1 in SSC play.
Rollins handed Florida Southern their first loss of 2018, snapping a 27-game regular-season winning streak, and marking the Mocs' first-ever loss in SSC regular-season action. The game marks Florida Southern's first loss to the Tars since the 2015 SSC Tournament Championship game. With the loss, the Moccasins dropped to 14-1 all-time in regular-season SSC contests.
Olin's 18 saves mark a new career best for the Skaneateles, N.Y. native, and now place her in second in program record books for saves in a game, just one save away from matching the program best of 19 owned by Lisa Weber, which was set in the Tars' inaugural season against East Stroudsburg on March 9, 2008. The senior has now amassed 458 career saves, and is just six saves away from becoming the program's all-time leader in saves. Along with her career night in saves, Olin walked away from the game with a team high five ground balls, and made six saves within the first 10 minutes of action to help thwart the top-ranked Mocs and change the course of the game.
Leading the way in scoring for the Tars was sophomore Hannah Ashton, who scored a team best four goals on the night. Junior Kallie German led the team in overall points, earning a game high four assists and adding two goals for a six point performance. Lily Rizk netted two goals of her own, while Paige Brock earned two points with a goal and an assist. Maggie Dougherty and Hannah Coakley scored one goal apiece. Ashton led the team in draw controls with three of the Tars' five total, while Dougherty and Taylor Kienle each won one. Leading the team in caused turnovers were Lindsay Van Beck and Kaitlin Prince with two each.
The Mocs were led by Emily Santoli, who scored a hat trick on the evening. Meghan O'Brien and Shannon Mazza scored two goals apiece, while Shannon Gilfedder, and Sam Keesey earned one goal each. Florida Southern's final goal of the evening was an own goal by Olin, who lost her handle on the ball after a save to see it cross the goal line. Earning assists on the night for Florida Southern were Dani Bursinger, Marina Jozokos, and O'Brien. Emily Santoli led the team in ground balls with five, while O'Brien earned four on the evening. Sam Keesey won a game high eight draw controls, helping the Mocs win 17 of 22 on the night. Leading FSC in caused turnovers were Santoli and Keesey with two apiece. In goal, Alanna Zambetti earned the start, playing 14:06 minutes between the pipes where she allowed six goals and did not earn a save. Mary Gately closed out the game, playing for a total of 45:54 minutes where she earned one save while allowing five goals.
The Tars and Mocs have faced off 10 times since 2012, with the Tars trailing the overall series, 5-6.
- The Tars are currently 5-2 when playing on the road.
- When playing at home, Florida Southern is 11-0 on the season
- Florida Southern is hosting the SSC Women's Lacrosse Tournament for the fourth straight season.
- The Mocs have won four regular season championship titles in as many years, but have only claimed three SSC Tournament Championship Titles. The lone Florida Southern loss in SSC Tournament action came at the hands of Rollins back in 2015 when the Tars took down the Mocs to win the tournament championship.
- Saturday's game will match the first time the Tars have played at the new Barnett Athletic Complex.
The winner of contest between the Tars and the Mocs will advance to the SSC Championship Game, where they will play the winner of the other semifinal between the Florida Tech Panthers and the Tampa Spartans. The Tournament Championship is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at noon.
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