SSC Women: #2 Rollins Gets Past FIT, Rain Delays for 9-7 Win – All Recaps!

 

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via Rollins press release

 

Weather Delays No Match for Second-Ranked Tars in 9-7 Victory over Florida Tech

 

Rollins Gets Back to Winning Ways; German and Ashton Earn Hat Tricks

WINTER PARK, Fla.  (April 6, 2019) – Despite two separate weather delays that totaled almost an hour and a half, the second-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team was able to defeat the Florida Tech Panthers by a final score of 9-7 on Saturday night at Cahall-Sandspur Field.  The win advances Rollins to 11-1, and 2-1 in Sunshine State Conference action, while the Panthers drop to 5-7 overall, and 0-3 in SSC play.

Kallie German and Hannah Ashton led the team with three goals apiece, followed by two from Sammy Ottimo, and one from Rachel Valocchi.  Both Lily Rizk and Nikki Stumpf earned one assist each on the night.  Gabby Tanner won a team high four ground balls as she saw a full 60 minutes in goal where she faced 15 shots from FIT.  Tanner earned eight saves while allowing seven goals.  Maggie Dougherty led the team in draw controls with three, followed by Lindsay Van Beck with two of her own while adding tow ground balls.  Leading the team in caused turnovers was German with a game high five, followed by Van Beck, Dougherty, and Ottimo with two apiece.

Florida Tech saw a team best three goals from Sam Schiano, followed by two from Kailee O’Brien.  Both Lexi Woviotis and Caroline MacLeod scored one goal apiece.  In goal, Chloe Zador earned a team high six ground balls as she played a full game, facing 26 shots from the Tars where she earned 17 saves while allowing nine goals.  Schiano followed with four ground balls of her own, and led the team in draw controls with four while causing a team best two caused turnovers.  Matching Schiano with two caused turnovers of her own was MacLeod.

How it Happened:

Rollins held onto a 6-1 lead at halftime, but four minutes into the second period the game was halted due to inclement weather.  The first weather day lasted an hour and 13 minutes before the all clear signal was given and both teams were able to get back out onto the field for a quick warmup before play resumed.  However, after nine minutes of action, the game was halted once more, this time with a weather delay lasting 11 minutes before play was able to get back under way.  Throughout the disjointed second half, the Panthers were able to stage a comeback, outscoring the Tars 6-3 to pull to within two of the Tars, but Rollins ended up walking away with the victory, 9-7, to earn their second SSC win of the season.

Notes:

  • The game marked just the second time in program history that the Tars have hosted the Panthers on their home field.  When playing on their home turf against FIT, Rollins is now 1-1.  In the series history, the Tars now lead 4-3.
  • Kallie German is six goals away from becoming the program’s all-time leader in career goals.
  • Lindsay Van Beck is seven 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. 2 on the IWLCA DII Poll, and No. 3 on the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Top 20.
  • Florida Tech entered into the game unranked on both polls.

 

Series  History:

Rollins vs Florida Tech (4-3)

 

  Date Opponent

 

Score

 

Attend

Site Notes
* 4/8/2015 At Florida Tch

W

18-6

 

107

Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine State Conference Contest | Rollins Ranked No. 10
* 4/29/2016 At Florida Tech

W

14-10

 

150

Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine State Conference Contest | Rollins Ranked No. 4
% 4/29/2016 Vs. Florida Tech

W

15-14

 

160

Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine State Conference Tournament Semifinals | Rollins Ranked No. 6
* 4/20/2017 #9 FLORIDA TECH

L

10-14

 

316

Winter Park, Fla. Sunshine State Conference Contest | Rollins Ranked No. 6
% 4/28/2017 Vs #6 Florida Tech

L

14-19

 

202

Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine State Conference Tournament Semifinals | Rollins Ranked No. 9
* 4/7/2018 At #5 Florida Tech

L

12-21

 

75

Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine State Conference Contest | Rollins Ranked No. 8
* 4/6/2018 FLORIDA TECH

W

9-7

 

138

Winter Park, Fla. Sunshine State Conference Contest | Rollins Ranked No. 2

 

Overall: 4-3
* Conference: 3-2
% SSC Tournament: 1-1
+ NCAA Tournament: 0-0
Home: 1-1
Away: 2-1
Neutral: 1-1

NEXT:

Rollins remains at home when they welcome back the University of Tampa for a Sunshine State Conference contest.  Game time against the Spartans is set for 7:30 p.m. at Cahall-Sandspur Field.  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.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins women’s lacrosse team, fans can visit RollinsSports.com.  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

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SportsLowdown.com Recap

by Donny Reber Jr.

 

Panthers Put Scare into Second-Ranked Rollins

 

Excerpt:

After giving sixth-ranked Tampa all they could handle on Wednesday, the Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team played big again Saturday against second-ranked Rollins, taking the Tars to the limit before falling 9-7 in Winter Park, FL.

Sam Schiano led the Panthers offensive attack with a hat-trick and Kailee O’Brien scored twice, while Caroline MacLeod and Lexi Woviotis had single tallies. Leah Dunn added two assists.

Florida Tech goalie Chloe Zador made a career-high 17 saves for the Panthers. It is the second most saves by a Panthers goalie in program history.

Florida Tech (5-7, 0-3 SSC) took 19 shots, with 15 of those on goal. Rollins netminder Gabby Tanner made eight saves.

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via FIT press release

 

Zador’s Career Game Leads Tech to Near Upset of No. 2 Rollins

 

Junior goalie made 17 saves in Panthers’ 9-7 road loss to the Tars

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Florida Tech had to overcome weather delays and lack of depth in its matchup with SSC rival Rollins. Despite the challenges, the Panthers found their groove in the second half and were able to put some fear in the No. 2 Tars before eventually falling 9-7 late Saturday night at Barker Family Stadium.

Sam Schiano led Tech with a hat trick, four ground balls, four draw controls and two caused turnovers. It is the ninth time this season that Schiano has scored at least three goals in a game.

Kailee O’Brien scored two goals while Lexi Woviotis and Caroline MacLeod each tallied a goal. Leah Dunn finished with two assists. Olivia Going guided the Panther defense with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Chloe Zador had the best game of her Florida Tech career Saturday night and kept the Panthers in it against the No. 2 team in the nation. Not only did the junior goaltender hold the Tars to a season-low nine goals, but Zador also set a new career-high with 17 saves in the game. Her total is one shy of tying Stephanie Stuart’s record of 18 saves.

Rollins controlled the first half of Saturday’s matchup. The Tars recorded the first three goals of the game, and six of the first seven, and carried a 6-1 advantage into halftime.

Woviotis provided the Panthers’ lone goal in the first half, her seventh of the season, on an unassisted effort with 9:18 to go in the frame.

A few minutes into the second stanza, the skies opened up on both teams and lightning came up in the distance on the radar. At that point, the game went into weather delay with 26:50 to go.

Following the delay, the teams retook the field and it seemed as though the Panthers were more energized out of the stoppage.

MacLeod got Tech’s run started with a free position goal at the 21:53 mark of the half to make the score 6-2. The Tars answered with consecutive goals less than a minute apart to push their advantage to 8-2 with under 18 minutes to go on the clock.

However, three straight possessions and three straight goals for the Panthers had them back in the game. Schiano and O’Brien scored a pair of unassisted goals, then Schiano found the back of the net off an assist from Dunn, and the Panthers had cut the deficit down to 8-5 with 13:48 remaining.

Kallie German’s goal with 12:15 to go increased the Tars’ lead to 9-5. But Schiano then scored another unassisted tally to make it a three-goal game. Dunn then fed O’Brien for her second goal of the game to cut the margin to two with 4:07 left.

With time running down the Tars stepped up and shut down the Panthers, not allowing Tech to produce a quality possession the rest of the game. Rollins eventually ran out the clock and sent the Crimson & Gray to their fourth straight defeat.

The Tars ended with an edge in shots (35-19), ground balls (24-21) and draw controls (10-8). The Panthers struggled on clears against Rollins, going 16-of-28 in the game.

Florida Tech is back in action next Wednesday, Apr. 10, hosting Palm Beach Atlantic in SSC action at Panther Stadium. Opening draw for the contest is set for 7 p.m.

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