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8 Goal 3rd Quarter Propels Rollins Women to the 19-11 Win over Alabama-Huntsville

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Caroline Gastonguay leads with 5G/2A, Jorie Alf with 4G/1A lead the Tars scoring

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Seventh-Ranked Rollins Charges Past Alabama – Huntsville

by Michael Pierce


MONTEVALLO, Ala. (February 9, 2024) – The seventh-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team handed Alabama – Huntsville a resounding 19-11 defeat in a neutral-site contest hosted by Montevallo on Friday night. The Tars go to 2-0 on the young season, while the Chargers drop to 1-1.

Caroline Gastonguay led all players with five goals and seven points, while Jorie Alf chipped in with four goals and an assist and Lauren Noonan added three goals and two assists. Madison McGarry tallied two goals and three assists while Aleksa Allen totaled a goal and three assists. Anya Studebaker (2-0) played the full 60 minutes, stopping nine of the 20 shots she faced.


First Quarter

  • After UAH opened the scoring just over four minutes into the game, Caroline Gastonguay tied the game at the 9:31 mark on a goal assisted by Noonan.
  • Noonan scored a woman-up goal at the 6:58 mark to make it 2-1 Tars, though the Chargers answered back just over a minute later to tie the game at 2-2.
  • McGarry netted a free-position goal less than a minute later to push Rollins back in front, and Noonan’s second of the game late in the quarter made it a 4-2 lead after the first.

Second Quarter

  • Alf and Charlotte Gastonguay scored goals in the first 2:29 of the second to build the advantage to 6-2.
  • Caroline Gastonguay and Alf each put home their second goals of the game to increase the lead to 8-2 with 8:26 to go in the half.
  • Alabama – Huntsville got two goals back late in the quarter, making it an 8-4 game at the halftime break.

Third Quarter

  • The Chargers scored just 12 seconds into the second half to make it 8-5, but Caroline Gastonguay and Allen found the back of the net in the next 2:26 to lift the Tar lead to 10-5.
  • Caroline Gastonguay scored two more times in the period, along with goals from Alf, Noonan, Molly Mendes, and Emma Romano, while UAH only netted a pair, giving the Tars a commanding 16-7 lead heading to the final quarter.

Fourth Quarter

  • After the Chargers scored the first goal of the fourth quarter, Katie Bell, Alf, and McGarry got the next three tallies, extending the margin to 19-8.
  • Alabama – Huntsville scored the final three goals of the game over the closing four minutes, accounting for the 19-11 final.

The Tars will be back on the same field on Sunday, February 11 at noon to take on Montevallo.

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