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No. 5 Rollins Makes Easy Work of PBA in SSC Opener

No. 5 Rollins Makes Easy Work of PBA in SSC Opener

Tars Easily Reel in Sailfish in First Conference Matchup of the Season


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  (March 30, 2019) – The fifth-ranked Rollins women's lacrosse team ran out to a 15-0 lead in the first half and never looked back as the routed the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish by a final score of 22-2 on Saturday evening at the PBA Soccer/Lacrosse Field.  The win marks the tenth-straight for the Tars, and advances their record to 10-0 and 1-0 in Sunshine State Conference play, while the Sailfish drop to 5-4 and 0-1 in SSC action.

Senior attacker Kallie German led the way with four goals and three assists, for seven points on the day, followed by Hannah Ashton with four goals and an assist of her own.  Kaitlin Young earned a hat trick of her own, while Nikki Stumpf, Sammi Ottimo, Maddie McVicker, and Rachel Valocchi scored two goals apiece.  Taylor Kienle, Marina Longo, and Eden Cooke added one goal apiece.  Stumpf added two assists for four points on the day, followed by Kienle and Longo with one each.  Senior Haley Brock led the team in ground balls with three, while Lily Rizk and Maggie Dougherty led the team in draw controls with three each.  Hannah Forbes notched a team best three caused turnovers.  In goal, the Tars saw all three goalies in cage.  Gabby Tanner opened the game, playing the first 27:33 minutes where she earned two saves while denying the Sailfish of goals.  Sarah Neely played the ensuing 22:25 minutes, earning four saves while allowing just one goal.  Freshman Claire Barber closed out the final 10:02 minutes, allowing one goal in her time in cage.

Palm Beach Atlantic Saw goals out of Kiki Cinotti and Anna Laskaris, with Cinotti adding an assist for two points on the evening.  Abigal Nehring led the team in ground balls with three, while Kate Leblanc earned a team best three draw controls.  In goal, Nehring played a full 60 minutes, earning 14 saves while allowing 22 goals as she faced 42 shots and 36 shots on goal from the Tars.

How it Happened:
Rollins jumped out to an early lead, scoring four goals within the first four minutes of play, and never looked back.  The Tars hit running clock with 15:19 on the clock in the first half, and continued to dominate the game as they held onto a 15-1 lead at halftime.  The Tars continued to ride their first half momentum into the second stanza, outscoring the Sailfish 7-1 to close out the contest with a 20 goal advantage, 22-2.

Series  History:
Rollins vs Palm Beach Atlantic (2-0)

 

Date

Opponent

 

Score

 

Attend

Site

Notes

*

3/31/2018

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC

W

19-2

 

384

Winter Park, Fla.

 

*

3/30/2019

At Palm Beach Atlantic

W

22-2

 

113

Boca Raton, Fla.

Rollins Ranked No. 5

Overall: 2-0
Conference: 2-0
Home: 1-0
Away: 1-0
Neutral: 0-0

Notes:

  • The Tars are 4-0 when playing in a true road contest this season.
  • Kallie German is 11 goals away from becoming the program's all-time leader in career goals.
  • Lindsay Van Beck is nine caused turnovers away from becoming the program's all-time leader in career caused turnovers.  She currently has 99 under her belt, and needs to surpass leader Courtney Bianculli `13, who amassed 107 in her career with the Tars.
  • Rollins entered into the game ranked No. 5 on the IWLCA DII Poll, and No. 6 on the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Top 20.
  • With a record of 10-0, the Tars have now set a new second best start in program history.
  • The Tars' best undefeated run was in 2012, where they went 15-0 before falling to Regis in regular season action, 14-13.  That year, Rollins advanced to the NCAA Tournament Semifinals, where they fell to West Chester by a score of 19-10.

NEXT:
Rollins kicks off the month of April with an away game on Wednesday, April 3, where they will face Sunshine State Conference rivals Florida Southern.  Game time against the Moccasins is set for 4 pm.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network as well as the Sunshine State Conference Digital Network, as well as with live stats on TarsStats.com.

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