via press release – photo by Mike Watters of Rollins College Sports
Rollins picked up their first victory of the 2021 season
WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 27, 2021) – Rollins picked up their first victory of the 2021 season, dispatching Lynn 15-7, on the turf at Barker Family Stadium. Rollins improves to 1-1 on the year, and 1-1 in Sunshine State Conference play, while the Fighting Knights fall to 1-1 overall, and 1-1 against conference foes.
Liz Fahey tied her career best with five goals for the Tars on the day. Abigail Cawley notched a hat trick for Rollins, while Eden Cooke tallied a career best, three assists, and added one goal. The Tars’ ride was relentless, forcing Lynn to clear at under 50%. Rollins caused 12 of Lynn’s 24 turnovers; Bridget Cawley, Megan DeGroat, and Cooke were each responsible for a pair of takeaways. Gabby Tanner made three saves, playing the full 60 minutes in net for Rollins.
Isabella Clark, Diane Dohler, and Cailyn Doyle paced Lynn, each tallying two goals. Sydney Hill and Clark registered their team’s only assists. Annastasia Iliff made seven saves in goal for the Fighting Knights.
Doyle put Lynn on top two minutes into the contest. Fahey would draw Rollins level just a minute later. A Sydney Hill goal put the Fighting Knights up 2-1, but that would be the last lead the visitors would hold. Caroline Gastonguay cut behind her defender, caught a pass from Cooke, and dunked it home to draw the score level at 2-2. The tally sparked a nine goal run for Rollins, during which the Tars got goals from seven different players. Lynn closed the half with back-to-back goals, and the two teams headed to the break with Rollins up 10-4.
Doyle would start the second half with a goal as well, cutting the score to 11-5, but the six goal deficit was as close as the game would get. Rollins’ methodical offense and pressure ride kept the Tars in possession for most of the second 30 minutes. Rollins put in four more goals over the first 12 minutes of second half action. The run was capped by an acrobatic goal by Fahey, who dove to snag a Cooke feed and put the ball in the back of net. Dohler registered a pair of Lynn goals, before Abigail Cawley netted the game’s final score with just under a minute remaining.
The Tars host No. 23 Florida Tech at Sandspur Field on Wednesday, March 31. First draw is set for 7:30 p.m.
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