SSC Women: Rollins Hooks the PBA Sailfish with the 14-8 Win – Both Recaps

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Tars Sail to Senior Day Victory

The Tars controlled play form start to finish, as they took home a senior day victory over the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish, 14-8



WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 17, 2021) – The Tars controlled play form start to finish, as they took home a senior day victory over the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish, 14-8, at Barker Family Stadium.  With the win Rollins finished Sunshine State Conference play at 5-1.  The Sailfish drop to 1-5 overall.  The Tars still have a chance to earn a piece of the 2021 SSC title.

Liz Fahey netted five goals, while adding two assists, good for a new career high, seven points.  Eden Cooke registered a hat trick, as well as a pair of assists, good for five points on her senior day.  Caroline Gastonguay and senior, Sammy Ottimo, each found the back of the net twice.  Rollins defense was led by seniors Adia Field-Ridley, Megan De Groat, and Genia Sprinkle, each recorded a pair of caused turnovers.  Piper Trattner collected six draw controls.  Gabby Tanner and Claire Barber split time in goal, each registering four saves.

Kiki Cinotti tallied a hat trick for the Sailfish, while Chelsea Smith and Grace Bartlinski each scored twice.  Sarah Vernarelli saw 30 minutes of action in net, making three saves, while Abigail Nehring played the second period, making 10 saves and allowing just three Rollins goals.

Marina Longo dodged hard to the middle of the field and fired shot into the back of the net just a minute into the action to get the scoring started.  Back-to-back Liz Fahey goals, one assisted by Longo, gave Rollins and early 3-0 lead.  After the Sailfish tallied their first, a wide open chance for Caroline Gastonguay and laser to the top corner from Sammy Ottimo gave the Tars a 5-1 advantage.  Goals by Bartlinski and Smith sandwiched a Rollins score for Gastonguay and closed the gap to 6-3.  Rollins then went on a five goal run to end the half.  Fahey completed her hat trick to start the stretch, before netting two more goals before the break.  Eden Cooke scored her first coming around the cage and sending a low angle shot into the bottom corner.  Ottimo put an exclamation point on the streak with a tight angle shot with two second remaining on the clock.  Rollins took a 11-3 lead into the break.

The Tars slowed the pace during the second 30 minutes.  Cooke opened the scoring just 30 second into the half, but the Tars would not score again until almost halfway through the half, that shot also coming off the stick of the senior, Cooke.  Cooke then assisted Elaina Joyner for Rollins last score, at the 15:39 mark.  The Sailfish would net three goals over the final 15 minutes, but it was too little, too late, as Rollins comfortable watched the second tick away to the victory.

Up Next:

Rollins begins the non-conference portion of their schedule with a visit to Florida Tech on Wednesday, April 21.  First draw is set for 7 p.m. in Melbourne.

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Slow First Half Costs Women’s Lax at Rollins


WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team traveled face No. 9-ranked Rollins on Saturday.

A quiet first half hurt the Sailfish, but PBA (1-5, 1-5 SSC) fought hard in the second half, outscoring the Tars 5-3 in the second period. It was not enough to complete a comeback though as the ‘Fish fell to Rollins (5-1, 5-1 SSC), 14-8.

Kiki Cinotti led the PBA attack with three goals and an assist while tying for a team-high three ground balls. Chelsea Smith and Grace Bartlinski followed with a pair of goals each. Lindsey Heffler also found the back of the net in the contest. Arianna Soffos tied Cinotti with three ground balls of her own with one caused turnover.

PBA got off to a slow start as the Tars got out to an early 5-1 lead in the first 15 minutes of play. A Bartlinski goal put and end to the run, but Rollins extended its lead with a 6-1 run to end the half, making it an 11-3 lead at the break.

After Rollins started the second half with a goal, PBA tried to regroup with goals by Cinotti and Smith cutting into the deficit, making it 12-5. The Tars answered with a pair of goals to eliminate any drama down the stretch. The ‘Fish did end the game on a 3-0 run with goals from Cinotti, Heffler, and Bartlinski while holding RC scoreless in the final 15 minutes. Unfortunately for the ‘Fish it was too little too late as they lost 14-8.

Abigal Nehring led PBA with 10 saves in the second half. Rollins outshot PBA, 35-17, and held an advantage in draw controls, 14-9. PBA’s success on clear attempts improved dramatically in the second half, succeeding on 11-15 attempts after barely succeeding over 50 percent of its attempts in the first half.

The Sailfish return home for their match against Lynn on Tuesday. The match at the Rinker Athletic Campus is scheduled for 7 p.m.