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Rollins Women Move to 6-0 with 17-7 Road Win over Lynn; Gastonguay’s 5G/3A Lead Tars

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No. 7 Rollins Stays Perfect with 17-7 Win at No. 20 Lynn

by Michael Pierce


BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 25, 2024) – The seventh-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team blew past No. 20 Lynn on Sunday with a 17-7 road win. The Tars are now 6-0 on the season, 2-0 in SSC games, while the Fighting Knights drop to 1-1, 0-1 in conference play.

Caroline Gastonguay led all players with five goals and eight points, while Lauren Noonan chipped in with four goals and an assist. Jorie Alf added three goals and three assists while Holyn Trautwein led all players with 10 draw controls. Anya Studebaker (5-0) was stellar in goal, making a career-high 13 saves on 20 shots faced to earn the win.

First Quarter

  • After Lynn got on the board just 21 seconds into the game, Aleksa Allen answered only 16 seconds later to tie things at a goal apiece.
  • Caroline Gastonguay scored less than two minutes later, with Charlotte Gastonguay following up about five mintues after that to give the Tars a 3-1 lead at the 7:19 mark.
  • Noonan, Abigail DeGroat, and Katie Bell scored the next three goals before Lynn tallied in the closing seconds of the period, making it a 6-2 game.

Second Quarter

  • Each team found the back of the net twice in the second quarter, with Alf and Noonan supplying the Rollins goals, keep the Tar lead at four (8-4) going into the halftime break.

Third Quarter

  • Lynn scored less than two minutes into the third, but the Tars responded by scoring the next five goals and keeping the Fighting Knights off the board for the rest of the quarter.
  • Caroline Gastonguay netted three of the five goals, with Alf scoring the other two as the Blue and Gold increased its lead to 13-5.

Fourth Quarter

  • Studebaker limited the Fighting Knights to just two goals in the fourth, preventing any threat of a comeback as the Tars tallied four more to pull away for the 17-7 victory.

The Tars will wrap up this three-game road swing on Friday, March 1, when they travel to Daytona Beach to face No. 12 Embry-Riddle at 7 p.m.

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Lynn Women Drop League Opener to #7 Rollins

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Juniors Malory Jarka and Kristyn Johnson, along with sophomore Rebecca Clark each registered three points as the No. 20 Lynn University women’s lacrosse team opened Sunshine State Conference play with a 17-7 defeat to No. 7 Rollins, Sunday. The Fighting Knights settle at 1-1 overall on the season.
– Lynn outshot the Tars 28-26 and caused 15 turnovers from the visitors
– Rollins held a 17-10 lead in draw controls and scored on 6-of-8 free position attempts
– The Fighting Knights finished 13-of-15 on clear attempts and limited Rollins to just 16-of-24 clears
– Johnson opened the game with a goal off an assist from Jarka just 21 seconds into play
– The Tars rattled off the next six goals over a nearly 10-minute stretch for a 6-1 lead with 4:29 to play in the first quarter
– Sophomore Elizabeth Claggett closed the first quarter with a goal and Johnson opened the second with a score to trim the deficit to 6-3
– Rollins added two more scores before Clark scored back-to-back goals to make the count 8-5 early in the third period
– The Tars scored nine of the game’s final 11 goals
– Claggett scored early in the fourth and Jarka scored Lynn’s final goal with 5:27 to play
– Clark (two goals/one assist), Jarka (one goals/two assists) and Johnson (two goals/one assist) powered Lynn offensively
– Claggett scored twice
– Clark added five ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls
– Sophomore Emily Solomon caused three turnovers
– Sophomore Isabella Connelly finished with five draw controls
– Sophomore Katelyn Andrews notched two saves, while freshman Regan Stewart finished with four
– The Fighting Knights return to action on February 29 at Lee at 5:00 pm