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SSC Women’s Matchup: #9 Rollins Over #19 Tampa in 21-16 Shootout! – Both Recaps

  via Rollins press release  
German Becomes Program’s All-Time Leader in Career Points
WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 5, 2019) – With two goals under her belt and her second assist of the evening, Rollins senior middie Kallie German notched career point number 224, marking a new program record for points in a career.  The Centreville, Md. native wrapped up the night with four goals and two assists, climbing to 226 overall points in her career.  With German’s help, the ninth-ranked Tars held the No. 19 University of Tampa Spartans at bay, helping Rollins earn the 21-16 victory in their season opener. The win advances Rollins, who sit at No. 9 on the IWLCA Division II Preseason Poll and No. 12 on the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Preseason Top 20, to an overall record of 1-0 on the young season.  The match-up was marked as a non-conference tilt, as the Tars and Spartans are set to meet again later in the season for a Sunshine State Conference contest.  The Spartans, who earned the nod at No. 19 on the IWLCA Preseason Poll but did not appear on the NIKE/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20, open their 2019 campaign with a record of 0-1. Five Tars earned five or more points on the evening as Rollins put up 21 goals and added 13 assists to kick off their 2019 season.  Rachel Valocchi made her Rollins debut earning two goals and four assists for six points, matching German’s six point total as she notched four goals and two assists.  Hannah Ashton also earned six points, matching a career high with a team best six goals on the night, including the game-winner.  Paige Brock marked a new career high with five goals on the night, while freshman Caroline Gastonguaydished out a team high five assists.  Also adding points on the night were Nikki Stumpf with one assist, Lily Rizk with two goals, Sammy Ottimo with a goal and an assist, and Taylor Kienle with a goal of her own.  Valocchi, Gabby Tanner, and Hannah Coakley led the team with three ground balls apiece, while Maggie Dougherty earned a team high eight draw controls.  Both Kaitlin Prince and Gastonguay notched a team best two caused turnovers on the night.  In goal, Tanner played a full 60 minutes where she faced 36 shots and 26 shots on goal and earned 10 saves while allowing 16 shots to find the back of the net. The Spartans saw a game high seven points from Claire Swanson, who notched five goals and two assists on the night.  Kristyn Staley earned four goals and one assist, while Carly Vaccaro tallied a hat trick of her own.  Bridget Sutter led the game in ground balls with six, and played a total of 33:03 minutes in cage where she earned seven saves while allowing 11 goals.  Taylor Sisk closed out the game in goal for the Spartans, earning four saves while allowing 10 goals.  Swanson led the game in draw controls with nine, and also led the team in caused turnovers with three, which was matched by Alexa Scudillo. How it Happened: Rollins opened up to a 4-1 lead with 12:45 to go in the first half, and outscored the Spartans 6-2 in the final eight minutes to close out the first period with a 10-3 lead.  The Spartans opened up the second half with a quick goal just 23 seconds in, and outscored the Tars in the ensuing 10 minutes, 5-3 to pull to within four, 13-9, with 20:34 on the clock.  Rollins scored three quick goals to pull ahead by a score of 16-9 with 17:19 to go, but Tampa fought back, outscoring the Tars 5-1 over the next seven minutes to close the gap to three, 17-14, with 8:08 to play.  The Tars were not about to back down, however, and closed out the contest scoring four goals while allowing Tampa to only find the back of the net twice as the minutes waned, wrapping up the season opener for both teams with the Tars earning the 21-16 victory. Notes:
  • Rollins is 4-0 when playing against Tampa on their home turf.
  • The Tars hold onto a dominating 6-1 overall record against the Spartans since first matching up against UT on February 9, 2014.
  • The Tars and Spartans have kicked off the last six seasons against each other.
  • The two teams will face each other again later in the season in a conference tilt on April 10, 2019.  The conference tilt will take place in Winter Park, with first draw set for 7:30 p.m.
  • Career and Program Record Updates:
    • Kallie German moved into first place in program record books for points in a career.  The senior surpassed Tyler Thomas `16, who finished her career with 223 points overall (195g, 28a).  German’s fourth point of the evening gave her career point number 224, and with two more points added on, the Centreville, Md. native closed out the night with 226 points in her career (155g, 71a).  German also currently ranks first in program record books for points per game (4.35).  With her final goal of the evening, German moved into third in program record books for career goals, scoring her 155th and surpassing Marissa Giannerini `11, who is currently the head coach of Embry-Riddle. German also currently sits fourth in career assists (71), first in game-winning goals in a career (15), and first in free-position goals scored in a career (62).  She currently holds the single game program record for points in a game (10), and sits tied for first for goals in a game (8).
    • Lindsay Van Beck enters into her senior season ranked 15th in program record books for ground balls in a career with 78, and third in caused turnovers in a career with 87. She is currently 21 caused turnovers away from becoming the program’s all-time leader for caused turnovers in a career.
    • Maggie Dougherty currently ranks seventh in program record books for draw controls in a career with 97.
    • Hannah Ashton‘s six goals matched a career high first set on March 15, 2018 against Young Harris.
    • Van Beck set a new career high in draw controls in a game with five.
    • Paige Brock set a new career high with five goals.
    • Caroline Gastonguay made her collegiate debut count, dishing out a team high five assists, good for second in program record books for assists in a game.
    • Taylor Kienle set a new career record for draw controls with five.
    • Gabby Tanner earned a new career high for saves in a game with 10.
    • Newcomer Rachel Valocchi made her debut as a Tar count, earning six points with two goals and four assists.
  NEXT: Rollins returns to action on Saturday, February 16, when they welcome Westminster (Utah) to Cahall-Sandspur Field.  Game time against the Griffins is set for 7:30 a.m.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action live with live stats on, as well as with free live video on the Tars Sports Network on, as well as on the Sunshine State Conference Digital Network at For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins women’s lacrosse team, fans can visit  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.   **********   via UT press release   WINTER PARK, Fla. –The University of Tampa women’s lacrosse team falls to the No. 9 Rollins College Tars, 21-16 in its season opener. INSIDE THE MATCHUP: Final: No. 19 Tampa Spartans 16, No. 9 Rollins College Tars 21 Records: Tampa (0-1), Rollins (1-0) Location:  Barker Family Stadium at Cahall-Sandspur Field | Winter Park, Fla. All-time Series: The Spartans are now 1-6 against the Tars. Follow Us: @TampaSpartans on TwitterFacebook, InstagramSnapchat and Vimeo. HOW IT HAPPENED:

 1st Half
  • Four minutes into the game, the Rollins College Tars were the first team on the board.
  • However, with 23:53 remaining in the half, junior Claire Swanson netted Tampa’s first goal of the 2019 season, the assist from Maggie Gladden.
  • Rollins then scored three more goals before UT’s Rachel Crawford scored a man-down goal with 9:00 left in the half.
  • Rollins once again went on a scoring frenzy netting six more before the half.
  • Then with :41 seconds left in the half, newcomer Kristyn StaleyHear how to pronounce Kristyn Staley scored for UT, the assisted by Swanson.
  • At the end of the half, the Tars were defeating the Spartans 10-3.
  2nd Half
  • With just :20 seconds into the second half, Staley picked up right where she left off and scored her second goal of the day.
  • The Tars scored once more before Swanson decided she wanted another goal as well.
  • Rollins responded with two more goals.
  • Carly VaccaroHear how to pronounce Carly Vaccaro then netted her first goal of the 2019 season, with the assist from Rachel Crawford.
  • Swanson then earned her third goal of the game, lessening Rollins lead to 13-7.
  • Following Swanson’s goal, less than a minute later Crawford scored for the Spartans off the assist from Caroline ForesterHear how to pronounce Caroline Forester.
  • Vaccaro then scored her second and final goal of the game with an assist by Swanson.
  • Rollins refused to back down scoring three more goals on the Spartans.
  • Staley then netted another goal for Tampa, followed by another goal from Swanson off the free position shot.
  • The Spartans didn’t score again until there were 10 minutes left in the game, and Vaccaro netted one off the pass from Crawford.
  • With 8:42 remaining, junior Maggie Gladden scored her first goal of her junior campaign.
  • Swanson then scored, making it 17-14 in favor of Rollins. Swanson’s goal was off the assist from Crawford.
  • Rollins then netted three more goals.
  • Gladden scored again with 2:18 remaining in the game off the assist from Staley.
  • Staley then scored Tampa’s final goal of the game with 1:40 remaining.
  • The Rollins Tars defeated the Tampa Spartans by a final score of 21-16.
  • Claire Swanson lead all Spartans offensively with five goals and two assists. Following her efforts was that of Kristyn StaleyHear how to pronounce Kristyn Staley who earned four goals and one assist.
  • Rachel Crawford led the Spartans in assists with three.
  • Defensively, Claire Swanson led the Spartans with 9 draw controls and three caused turnovers. Alexa ScudilloHear how to pronounce Alexa Scudillo also had three caused turnovers for UT.
  UP NEXT:The Spartans will play in their home opener as they welcome the Queens Royals on Saturday, February 16th.  The game will be held at Naimoli Family Field and is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. TAMPA SPARTANS MOBILE APP:A free app is also available for free download through Apple and Google Play stores. Please search for Tampa Spartans Front Row.