SSC Women: #8 FSC Takes Down #2 Rollins 16-11 – Both School Recaps!

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via FSC press release


Moccasins Hit Double-Digit Win Total for Eighth-Straight Season


LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College women’s lacrosse took down No. 2 Rollins 16-11 at Moccasin Field on Wednesday night. The Mocs (10-2, 2-1 SSC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead en route to handing the Tars (10-1, 1-1 SSC) their first loss of 2019.

Riley Bannatyne recorded five goals for the third-straight game as she led the Mocs offense. Grace GlineckiDani Bursinger, and Julia Couch each recorded a pair of goals while five more Mocs found the back of the net.


• Florida Southern opened the scoring on three-straight possessions as Bannatyne gave the Mocs a 1-0 lead at the 26:12 mark of the first half and followed that up her second goal of the night to put the Mocs up 2-0. Glinecki added another goal as the Mocs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in less than a minute. Rollins would cut the lead to just one over the next seven minutes before the Mocs used a 4-0 run to take a 7-2 lead midway through the first half. Lizzy Lynch, who made her first collegiate start, opened the run with an unassisted goal at the 15:34 mark. Bursinger and Brenna Smith followed with unassisted goals of their own before Couch took a feed from Aubriana Benedetto to put the Mocs up by five. The Tars would cut the lead to three before Glinecki took a feed from Marina Jozokos to score the final goal of the first half. The Mocs took an 8-4 lead into the halftime break.
• Just as she started the game’s scoring, Bannatyne put her third goal past the Tars goalie. Bursinger added on her second goal of the game for the Mocs tenth goal of the evening. Rollins answered the Mocs two goals to start the second half with a 5-1 run of their own. The Tars added two goals from Rachel Valocchi and Caroline Gastonguay before Couch put the Mocs lead back to five. Kallie German assisted on the next two Tars goals before Lily Rizk cut the Mocs lead to just two goals at the 20:06 mark in the second half. Bannatyne answered the Tars run with a pair of goals eight minutes apart. Florida Southern and Rollins would trade goals to close out the game. Catherine Dekorte ended a two-game scoring drought as she put the final goal in the back of the net at the 1:02 mark of the second half.


• Florida Southern improved to 9-4 all-time against Rollins. Florida Southern holds a 7-2 advantage in Lakeland, while the two teams are 2-2 in Winter Park.
• Florida Southern won 21 of 29 draw controls. The Mocs won double-digit draw controls in each half.
• Florida Southern picked up 20 ground balls to 15 by Rollins. The Mocs converted 22 successful clears on 24 attempts.
• The Mocs fired off 36 shots, 29 of which were on goal. 24 of the Tars 28 shots were on goal. Florida Southern caused 10 turnovers as Rollins had 16 turnovers on the day.
• Head Coach Kara Reber improved her coaching record at Florida Southern to 129-24 and holds a 197-72 mark in her career.


• Florida Southern will host Embry-Riddle (April 6) for senior day. The Mocs final four games of the season are all on the road as they head to Saint Leo (April 9). FSC will take a trip to Ohio for its final two non-conference games at Tiffin (April 12) and Findlay (April 14). The regular season ends with the Mocs at Palm Beach Atlantic (April 20).




via Rollins press release


Second-Ranked Rollins Stymied by No. 8 Mocs in SSC Showdown


LAKELAND, Fla.  (April 3, 2019) – The second-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team found themselves at the bottom end of a 16-11 final score on Wednesday afternoon at the Barnett Athletic Complex, falling to No. 8 Florida Southern in a key Sunshine State Conference matchup.  The loss marks the first of the season for the Tars, and halts their second-best start in program history, dropping their record to 10-1, and 1-1 in Sunshine State Conference play.  With the win, the Mocs advance to 10-2, and 2-1 in SSC action.

Florida Southern kicked off the matchup with three quick goals within 44 seconds of each other, opening up to a shockingly sudden 3-0 lead with 25:28 on the clock in the first half.  Despite Rollins’ best efforts, the Tars were unable to recover as they found themselves stymied by their conference and regional rival throughout the remainder of the contest.

Senior Kallie German led the Tars in points, earning tow gals and dishing out a game high four assists, earning the team’s only assists of the day for Rollins.  Rachel Valocchi and Hannah Coakley added two goals apiece, while Nikki StumpfSammy OttimoLily RizkHannah Ashton, and Caroline Gastonguay each found the back of the net once.  Adia Field-Ridley and Gabby Tanner led the team in ground balls with three each, while Taylor Kienle won a team high four draw controls.  In total, six Tars earned one caused turnover on the afternoon.  In goal, Tanner played a full game, facing 29 shots from Florida Southern where she earned 13 saves while allowing 16 goals.

Florida Southern saw a game high five goals from Riley Bannatyne, while Julia Couch put up two goals and two assists for four points.  Marina Jozokos matched Couch in points with a goal and a team best three assists.  In total, nine Mocs put goals on the board, while four contributed assists on the day.  Sara Tomasello led the game in ground balls with four, followed by Dani Bursinger and Becca Hill with three each.  Bursinger won a game high 10 draw controls, which was followed closely by Sam Keesyey with nine.  Both Hill and Keesey earned a game high two caused turnovers.  In goal for the Mocs, Patricia Werker faced a total of 24 shots from the Tars in 60 minutes of action, earning 13 saves while allowing 1 goals.

How it Happened:

Florida Southern jumped out to a quick lead, scoring three goals within 44 seconds of each other to lead 3-0 advantage with 25:28 on the clock.  Rollins answered back with two straight, pulling to within one, 3-2, with 18:25 on the clock in the first half, but four unanswered goals by the Mocs gave them a 7-2 lead with 12:02 to go before the half.  The Tars halted Florida Southern’s run with two goals of their own, pulling to within three, 7-4, with 3:32 left in the half, but a late goal by FSC with 1:32 remaining in the period closed out the first 30 minutes of action with the Mocs holding onto an 8-4 lead over the Tars at the break.  Florida Southern outscored the Tars 8-7 in the final 30 minutes of play, earning the 16-11 win.


  • The Tars are 4-1 when playing in a true road contest this season, and are 3-6 against the Mocs when playing in Lakeland.
  • Kallie German is nine 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. 2 on the IWLCA DII Poll, and No. 3 on the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Top 20.
  • Florida Southern earned a No. 8 ranking on the IWLCA DII Poll this week, and checked in at No. 9 on the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Top 20.


Series  History:

Rollins vs Florida Southern (5-8)


  Date Opponent





Site Notes
  4/11/2012 At #15 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla.  Rollins ranked No. 3
  4/3/2013 At #11 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 4
  4/28/2013 #10 FLORIDA SOUTHERN





Winter Park, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 3
  4/25/2014 #6 FLORIDA SOUTHERN





Winter Park, Fla. Rollins unranked
* 3/27/15 At #5 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 9
% 4/26/2015 At #5 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 11 – Tars win inaugural SSC Tournament Championship
* 4/21/2016 #6 FLORIDA SOUTHERN





Winter Park, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 3
% 5/1/2016 At #3 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 6
+ 5/14/2016 At #3 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 7 – Tars wrap up NCAA Tournament appearance in Quarterfinals
* 4/11/2017 At #4 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 5
* 4/4/2018 #1 FLORIDA SOUTHERN





Winter Park, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 8
% 4/27/2018 At #4 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 6 – Tars bounced out of SSC Tournament in the Semifinals
* 4/3/2019 At #8 Florida Southern





Lakeland, Fla. Rollins ranked No. 2


Overall: 5-8
* Conference: 1-4
% SSC Tournament: 1-2
+ NCAA Tournament: 0-1
Home: 2-2
Away: 3-6
Neutral: 0-0



Rollins returns home to Cahall-Sandspur Field on Saturday, April 6, when they host Florida Southern in SSC action.  Game time against the Panthers is set for 7:30 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

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