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Late Rally Capped in OT as #13 Lynn Women take the 12-11 SSC QF Win over #19 Rollins; Jarka 3G/2A/GW, Johnson 3G, Clark 2G/2A/2GBs/2CTOs/9DCs lead Lynn, Gastonguays 6G/3A for Tars – Both Recaps

PB Central alum Ginger Stein 4GBs/1CTO, Flanagan alum Diane Dohler 1G for Lynn.

via the school press releases/websites


Lynn women rally for historic win

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Junior Mallory Jarka scored 44 seconds into overtime to help the 13th-ranked Lynn University women’s lacrosse team rally past 19th-ranked Rollins for a 12-11 victory, Saturday in the opening round of the 2024 SSC Tournament.
The Fighting Knights improve to 13-4 overall with a win in their first-ever SSC Tournament contest. Lynn will now travel to fourth-ranked and top-seed Florida Southern (14-3) on Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 pm.
– Lynn outshot the Tars 28-24 and both teams posted 13 draw controls
– Sophomore keeper Callista Elica made eight saves
– Senior Diane Dohler put the Fighting Knights on the board with a goal at 7:11 in the first for a 1-0 lead
– Jarka scored at 6:26 and Lynn later collected a 5-0 scoring run for a 7-3 lead with 4:02 left in the half
– Inside the run, sophomore Rebecca Clark closed the first with a goal and scored again with 9:34 to play in the second
– Sophomore Elizabeth Clagett capped the 5-0 run with a score at 4:02
– The Tars rebounded with a 9-1 scoring run that lasted from 1:56 in the second until 9:29 in the fourth quarter and put them in the lead, 11-9
– The Fighting Knights started their rally when Clagett scored with 6:39 to play in regulation
– Johnson scored with 2:31 left and Jarka sent the game in overtime with a goal with 1:59 left that tied it at 11
– Clark won the ensuing draw control and found Jarka who buried the shot for the game-winner
– Clark won all four draw controls that led to Lynn’s final four goals
– Jarka finished the game with three goals and two assists
– Clark scored twice, handed out two assists, posted two ground balls, two caused turnovers and nine draw controls
– Johnson posted a hat trick
– Clagett added two goals along with four ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls


Upset Bid at Lynn Falls Short in Overtime

Rollins led 11-8 in the fourth, but ultimately fell to Lynn, 12-11

by Michael Pierce

BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 20, 2024) – The 19th-ranked and fifth-seeded Rollins women’s lacrosse team nearly pulled off an upset over 13th-ranked and fourth-seeded Lynn on Saturday, falling to the Fighting Knights in overtime, 12-11. The Tars finish the season 11-6 overall while Lynn improves to 13-4 and advances to face top-seeded Florida Southern in the semifinals.

Caroline Gastonguay led all players with four goals and three assists to go along with two caused turnovers and a ground ball, while Charlotte Gastonguay and Aleksa Allen each tallied a pair of goals. Allen also had a pair of ground balls and a game-high four caused turnovers, and Holyn Trautwein led the Tars with eight draw controls. Angelina Vitale (3-2) made 11 saves on 23 shots in goal, including a pair of clutch saves at the end of regulation.

First Quarter

  • Neither side found the back of the net until over halfway through the first quarter, with Lynn scoring first at the 7:11 mark, followed quickly by Allen tying the game just 27 seconds later.
  • The Fighting Knights retook the lead 18 seconds after that, but the Gastonguay sisters put the Tars in front with a pair of late goals – Caroline scored with 1:07 to play in the quarter and Charlotte made it 3-2 with 27 ticks left.
  • The home team was able to find a quick answer, scoring 14 seconds later to level the score at 3-3.

Second Quarter

  • Lynn caught fire in the second, rattling off four straight goals to go up 7-3 before Madison McGarry netted the lone Rollins goal of the period, making it a 7-4 game at the half.

Third Quarter

  • The Tars dominated the third quarter, outscoring Lynn 4-0 in the frame.
  • Abigail DeGroat got the scoring going, followed by Allen and Lauren Noonan, tying the game at 7-7.
  • Charlotte Gastonguay’s second of the game with 1:53 left in the quarter put the Blue and Gold back in front, 8-7.

Fourth Quarter

  • Lynn once again tied the game early in the fourth, but Caroline Gastonguay put home three straight markers to give the Tars their biggest lead of the game, 11-8, with 9:29 to go.
  • LU fought back, scoring three straight goals over the next 7:30 to tie the game at 11.
  • The home side had a woman-up opportunity for the final 56 seconds of regulation, including a free-position attempt with just over 30 seconds left, but failed to score thanks to two huge saves from Vitale.


  • Lynn continued to have a numerical advantage early in overtime thanks to the yellow card issued late in the fourth quarter, and the Fighting Knights took advantage of the opportunity, scoring the game-winner 44 seconds into the overtime period.

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