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No. 7 Tars Celebrate Senior Day with 21-4 Win

by Michael Pierce, photo by Mike Watters

13 different Rollins players scored a goal on Saturday

WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 1, 2023) – The Rollins women’s lacrosse team put on a dominant display on Saturday afternoon, routing visiting Palm Beach Atlantic, 21-4, to celebrate Senior Day in style. With the victory, the Tars move to 11-0 on the year and 1-0 in conference play, while the Sailfish drop to 3-6, 0-1 in SSC games.

Caroline Gastonguay racked up six points on three goals and three assists while Holyn Trautwein and Lauren Noonan each chipped in with three goals. Delanie Abere added two goals, and assist, two ground balls, and a caused turnover, while Abigail Cawley tallied a goal and two assists. Claire Barber (3-0) got the win, making one save on two shots faced in just over 20 minutes of action.

First Quarter

  • Abigail Cawley got the scoring started early, putting one home just 42 seconds into the game.
  • After PBA answered with a quick goal, Caroline Gastonguay netted her first of the game to make it 2-1 with 11:42 left in the first.
  • Just over a minute later, Jorie Alf got on the scoresheet, with Noonan and Charlotte Gastonguay following her to push the lead to 5-1.
  • Alf got another goal at the 8:11 mark, and Caroline Gastonguay scored the next two to give the Tars an 8-1 lead with 5:46 to play in the quarter.
  • Aberie registered the final two markers of the quarter as Rollins built a 10-1 lead in the first 15 minutes of play.

Second Quarter

  • Noonan got the next two goals, building the advantage to 12-1 with just under 10 minutes to go before halftime.
  • Lily Thornewill and Bailey Caradona added two more goals before the break to increase the lead to 14-1.

Third Quarter

  • After a Palm Beach Atlantic goal opened the scoring in the second half, Ashley Goldstein and Caroline Bailey got the next two goals, making it a 16-2 game.
  • Following a Sailfish goal, Trautwein and Molly Mendes netted the final two goals of the period, giving the Tars a commanding 18-3 lead.

Fourth Quarter

  • Madison McGarry scored just over 90 seconds into the fourth, and Trautwein followed that with back-to-back goals before a Sailfish goal wrapped up the scoring, giving Rollins a 21-4 win.

The Tars will wrap up this seven-game homestand on Wednesday, April 5, when they host No. 18 Embry-Riddle. That game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start at Barker Family Stadium.

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PBA Women’s Lacrosse Falls at No. 7 Rollins

by Brad Seitz, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team hit the road to take on Rollins College this afternoon. The Sailfish fell behind early and dropped the game to the No. 7 ranked Tars 21-4 which drops PBA’s record to 3-6 and 0-1 in the Sunshine State Conference.

The Sailfish got their first taste of SSC play today against one of the conference’s top sides in Rollins. The ‘Fish were in the game for the opening five minutes as Ella Howlin scored her 16th goal of the season. That goal leveled the game up at 1-1 early but from there on it was as Tars as they pulled away from PBA. The home side scored the next 13 goals to close out the half and the Sailfish trailed 14-1 at the break with a running clock in place. 

Georgia Karns got the start on goalie today for the Sailfish but she was replaced by Courtney Rausch in the first quarter after allowing the first eight goals. Rausch entered the finished the game with the team’s only 2 saves while allowing 13 goals. PBA was outscored 4-2 in the third quarter as Howlins scored her second goal of the afternoon and Hunter Levinson scored her third goal of the season. Sara Metheny went on to add a goal late in the fourth for the Sailfish as the game ended 21-4.

PBA was outshot 29-10 in the game while the battle for draw controls was relatively even with Rollins holding a 16-12 advantage. Sara Metheny led the way for PBA picking up three round balls while Matheny and Olivia Larges each picked up one ground ball.

The Sailfish return home and continue SSC play as they will next take on Florida Tech on Wednesday, April 5. The Panthers are 8-4 on the season and 0-2 in conference play so far.