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11G 1stQ Propels Rollins Women to the 21-9 Win over Belmont Abbey; Gastonguays 9G/2A, Noonan 3G

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Caroline Gastonguay with 3G in 41 seconds of Game Clock

via Rollins press release/website


No. 10 Rollins Cruises to 21-9 Win Over Belmont Abbey

by Michael Pierce

WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 7, 2024) – The 10th-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team soared past Belmont Abbey on Thursday night with a 21-9 win. The Tars go to 8-1 on the year, while the Crusaders drop to 5-3.

Caroline Gastonguay led all players with six goals, eight points, and five ground balls, while Lauren Noonan and Charlotte Gastonguay chipped in with three goals. Madison McGarry and Jorie Alf each tallied two goals and an assist, while Aleksa Allen had a goal and two assists. Holyn Trautwein led all players with 11 draw controls and Anya Studebaker (7-1) played 44:29 to earn the win, stopping five of the 13 shots she faced.

First Quarter

  • The Tars came out of the blocks hot, scoring the game’s first eight goals in less than eight minutes.
  • Charlotte Gastonguay opened the scoring at the 14:31 mark, with Caroline Gastonguay adding a pair of early goals and Charlotte Gastonguay getting her second as well as the Blue and Gold took a quick 8-0 lead.
  • After Belmont Abbey scored three straight, Jorie Alf netted her second of the quarter to stop the streak with 2:06 to play.
  • Caroline Gastonguay put home two more goals in the final 21 seconds of the period to give Rollins a commanding 11-3 edge.

Second Quarter

  • Rollins kept the pressure on in the second, as Caroline Gastonguay scored just 20 seconds into the quarter, followed by a goal from McGarry and yet another from Caroline Gastonguay to make it a 14-3 game with just over eight minutes to go in the half.
  • The Crusaders got one back late in the quarter, but Rollins maintained a 10-goal lead (14-4) heading to the break.

Third Quarter

  • BAC scored the first two goals of the third, followed by two quick goals from Katie Bell and Ali Rogers to make it a 16-6 game.
  • The Crusaders got two more to go later in the quarter, with Rollins tallying one from Charlotte Gastonguay, giving the Tars a 17-8 lead going to the final quarter.

Fourth Quarter

  • Allen, Gabby Yerardi, and Noonan scored the first three markers in the fourth, lifting the lead to 20-8.
  • Belmont Abbey added one more to their tally, while Noonan put home a late goal to account for the 21-9 final score.

The Tars will be back on the field next Wednesday, March 13, as they travel to No. 16 Wingate for a 4 p.m. contest in Wingate, North Carolina.

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