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#13 Rollins Women Ride 2 4-Goal Runs to Grind Out 14-10 Win over #19 FIT as Gastonguay Sets School Points Record; Bender with 5G/1A for FIT – Both Recaps

Creekside alum Carsyn Christel 2G for Rollins. SJP alum Carly Niro 1G, PB Central alum Sophia Scichilone 1A for FIT.

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Caroline Gastonguay Breaks Career Scoring Record in Win Over No. 19 Florida Tech

by Michael Pierce

The Tars took down the Panthers by a 14-10 score on Saturday

WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 23, 2024) –Caroline Gastonguay became the leading career scorer in Rollins women’s lacrosse history on Saturday night as the 13th-ranked Tars picked up a 14-10 win over visiting No. 19 Florida Tech in a non-conference matchup between the two SSC foes. The Tars are now 10-2 while the Panthers drop to 6-4.

Caroline Gastonguay led the Tars with three goals and two assists, giving her 323 career points. Her second goal of the game moved her ahead of Kallie German (2016-19), who held the previous record with 318 points.

Madison McGarry added three goals while Jorie Alf and Molly Mendes each had a goal, two assists, and three ground balls. Lily Thornewill had a game- and career-high six caused turnovers to go along with a team- and career-high five ground balls. Anya Studebaker (9-2) made five saves on the 15 shots she faced.

First Quarter

  • Alf opened the scoring at the 11:41 mark, with Caroline Gastonguay doubling the lead a minute later.
  • Charlotte Gastonguay made it 3-0 at the 5:52 mark before Florida Tech stormed back with three straight goals to close out the quarter tied 3-3.

Second Quarter

  • Sydney Nickel put the Tars back in front just 27 seconds into the second quarter.
  • Caroline Gastonguay netted her second goal of the game at the 11:51 mark, which made it 5-3 and pushed her name to the top of the Tars’ all-time scoring list.
  • Gabby Yerardi and McGarry followed that with back-to-back goals, increasing the lead to 7-3.
  • The Panthers scored the next two before Holyn Trautwein found the back of the net to make it 8-5.
  • Florida Tech scored in the closing minutes to close the gap to 8-6 at the half.

Third Quarter

  • The Panthers got to within a goal just over three minutes into the third, but Rollins responded by outscoring the visitors 3-0 over the rest of the quarter.
  • McGarry, Caroline Gastonguay, and Carsyn Christel all scored to lift the Tars to an 11-7 lead after three quarters.

Fourth Quarter

  • Christel opened the scoring in the fourth to make it 12-7.
  • Florida Tech got one back but Mendes quickly answered less than a minute later to keep the lead at five goals (13-8).
  • The Panthers scored a pair late to make it 13-10 but McGarry put the game away with her third of the night in the final minute, securing the 14-10 victory.

The Tars are back at it next Saturday, March 30, when they host No. 24 Saint Leo at 1 p.m.

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No.19 Florida Tech Unable to Overcome No.13 Tar’s in Close Non-Conference Contest

by Alex Henderson

WINTER PARK, Fla. – No.19 Florida Tech women’s lacrosse headed out to Winter Park on Saturday, March 23rd for a Top-20 non-conference matchup against No.13 Rollins. As both teams put up valiant efforts, Rollins was the team to come out victorious with the 14-10 win.

Final: #19 Florida Tech 10, #13 Rollins 14
Records: Florida Tech (6-4, 0-0 SSC), Rollins (10-2, 2-1 SSC)
Locations: Cahall-Sandspur Field| Winter Park, Fla.  


  • The Tars started off taking a big 3-0 lead in the first 10-minutes of the game.
  • Karly Liebendorfer was Tech’s first goal scorer with 4:50 left to play in the first.
  • Jennie Boyle narrows Tech’s deficit as it was a 3-2, Rollins lead with 2:09 to play in the first. Boyle’s goal came off the assist from Bender.
  • Tech was able to make a successful comeback effort down early in the first, as Boyle tied the game with 1:13 to play making it a 3-3 game at the end of the first.


  • Rollins began the second quarter recording four unanswered goals to pull ahead 7-3 with 6:39 remaining in the second half.
  • Tech looked to narrow their deficit again as Caroline Finn scored her first goal of the game, assisted by Millie Hurt with 4:57 left in the quarter.
  • Sofie Bender earned her second point of the game, scoring less than a minute later to make it a 7-5 Tars lead.
  • The Tars managed to strike again two seconds after Tech’s last goal to take the 8-5 lead.
  • Bender tacked on her second goal of the contest, assisted by Kayla Minton, to close out the half, making it an 8-6 game after 30-minutes of play.


  • Bender opened the third scoring her third goal of the game to record a hat trick of an assist from Scichilone at 11:28.
  • The Tars closed out the third scoring three straight goals to pull ahead 11-7 entering the fourth quarter.


  • Rollins found the back of the net first in the fourth quarter at 10:42.
  • Less than a minute later Bender scored her fourth goal of the game with 9:47 left to narrow the deficit 12-8 before Rollins put up one more goal to bring the Tars lead to five goals with 9:01 to play.
  • The Panthers looked to come back as Carly Niro scored off an assist from Michaela Wittman with 3:18 left on the clock to make it 13-10 Rollins.
  • Bender’s fifth goal of the contest was at the 0:58 mark, assisted by Boyle to cut Rollins lead to 13-10 before the Tars scored once more to make it a 14-10 game as the clock expired.


  • Freshman Sofie Bender scored a career high five goals to lead the team with six points.
  • Phoebe Hurt recorded a career high six ground balls as well as goalie Cailey Canesse picking up a career high five ground balls.
  • Canessa led the team with two caused turnovers.
  • Emma Angelo picked up herself a career high nine ground balls.


  • The Panthers are now 4-7 all time against Rollins. 

UP NEXT: Florida Tech will start conference play on Wednesday, March 27th for a Tech’s White Out Game as it’s encouraged fan’s wear white and support the ranked Panthers as they welcome No.9 Embry-Riddle to Rick Stottler Field as the Panthers and Eagles battle in the First SSC Matchup of the season. First Draw is Scheduled for 7:00 P.M.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team, visit Fans can also stay up to date on the latest Panthers news by following Florida Tech Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.