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Stoller Scores Six as #4 Mocs Slither Past #7 Tars

LAKELAND, Fla. – The No. 4 Florida Southern College women’s lacrosse team defeated No. 7 Rollins College by a final score of 17-15 in a top-10 matchup at Berend Field on Saturday afternoon. 

The Moccasins (11-2, 2-1 SSC) handed the visiting Tars (12-1, 2-1 SSC) their first loss of the season behind a solid performance from starting goalkeeper Sydney O’Neill, who earned her first career victory.

O’Neill made several crucial stops, including two in the final quarter of play to keep the Mocs ahead late in the game. 

Jackie Stoller had another standout performance, scoring six goals with a pair of assists to match her career-high points total. The six goals were a new career high for the senior. 

Junior Abby McFerren filled the stat sheet as well, notching five assists while scoring two goals. She also recorded three caused turnovers, three ground balls, and four draw control victories in a well-rounded performance. 

Graduate student Hailey Daleo was razor-sharp as well, tallying four goals with an assist on the afternoon, three of which came in the first half, helping to reinvigorate the offense after a back-and-forth start to the game. 

The Tars took the first lead of the game with a goal in the opening minute, and the sides would exchange goals for the remainder of the first quarter. Jackie Stoller scored twice while Lizzy Lynch added a tally to make the score 4-3 at the end of the first quarter. 

Rollins opened up its largest lead of the game with consecutive goals to make it 6-3, but Florida Southern responded with four straight tallies to take a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.

Daleo opened the scoring run for the Moccasins to trim the deficit, and Abby McFerren tallied in back-to-back minutes to tie the game at six. Daleo’s second of the game gave the Moccasins their first lead with just under five minutes to play in the first half. 

The Tars got one back towards the end of the frame, but consecutive goals from Daleo and Giana Murphy gave Florida Southern a 9-7 lead headed into the second half. 

Rollins kept the game close coming out of the break with a goal in the opening minute of the third quarter. Daleo responded to make it a two-goal game once again before the Tars answered. Stoller scored her third of the game and Madison Tare followed suit to make it 12-9.

The teams traded goals over the course of the next several minutes, with Murphy and Stoller tallying to make it 14-11 with under five minutes to play in the third quarter. 

The Tars seemed poised to make a comeback bid late in the frame with another goal, but a critical draw control win followed by Stoller’s fifth goal of the game gave the Moccasins a comfortable three-goal lead heading into the final quarter. 

Stoller scored to open the fourth quarter, making it 16-12 with her career-high sixth goal on the day. The Tars responded with a pair of quick strikes to bring the deficit back to just two. Lynch scored with just over five minutes left in the game and despite another goal from the visitors, the Mocs were able to hang on and win it 17-15.

Draw controls were important down the stretch, as the Moccasins won the battle in the draw circle 19-16 over the course of the contest. 

With the win, Florida Southern earns its eighth victory over a ranked opponent this season as they turn their attention to the remainder of the conference schedule. 

The Moccasins will return to action on the road as they battle No. 20 Saint Leo University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

Scoring Summary

1st PeriodRF
14:21RCWLAXRCWLAX – Lauren Noonan10
13:53FSCWLXFSCWLX – Jackie Stoller11
12:37RCWLAXRCWLAX – Madison McGarry21
10:02FSCWLXFSCWLX – Lizzy Lynch Assisted by Abby McFerren22
07:40RCWLAXRCWLAX – Claire Reist32
02:48RCWLAXRCWLAX – Madison McGarry42
01:35FSCWLXFSCWLX – Jackie Stoller43
2nd PeriodRF
11:55RCWLAXRCWLAX – Abigail Cawley Assisted by Caroline Gastonguay53
11:25RCWLAXRCWLAX – Madison McGarry Assisted by Abigail Cawley63
09:31FSCWLXFSCWLX – Hailey Daleo Assisted by Jackie Stoller64
08:45FSCWLXFSCWLX – Abby McFerren65
06:58FSCWLXFSCWLX – Abby McFerren Assisted by Hailey Daleo66
04:26FSCWLXFSCWLX – Hailey Daleo Assisted by Jackie Stoller67
03:32RCWLAXRCWLAX – Caroline Bailey77
03:02FSCWLXFSCWLX – Giana Murphy78
01:13FSCWLXFSCWLX – Hailey Daleo Assisted by Abby McFerren79
3rd PeriodRF
14:14RCWLAXRCWLAX – Lauren Noonan Assisted by Abigail Cawley89
13:33FSCWLXFSCWLX – Hailey Daleo Assisted by Abby McFerren810
12:43RCWLAXRCWLAX – Lauren Noonan Assisted by Abigail Cawley910
11:59FSCWLXFSCWLX – Jackie Stoller911
10:53FSCWLXFSCWLX – Madison Tare912
10:15RCWLAXRCWLAX – Charlotte Gastonguay Assisted by Caroline Gastonguay1012
08:31FSCWLXFSCWLX – Giana Murphy Assisted by Madison Tare1013
07:18RCWLAXRCWLAX – Charlotte Gastonguay Assisted by Caroline Gastonguay1113
04:40FSCWLXFSCWLX – Jackie Stoller Assisted by Abby McFerren1114
02:54RCWLAXRCWLAX – Jorie Alf Assisted by Abigail Cawley1214
00:13FSCWLXFSCWLX – Jackie Stoller Assisted by Abby McFerren1215
4th PeriodRF
13:33FSCWLXFSCWLX – Jackie Stoller1216
12:40RCWLAXRCWLAX – Caroline Gastonguay1316
11:22RCWLAXRCWLAX – Abigail DeGroat1416
05:10FSCWLXFSCWLX – Lizzy Lynch1417
04:56RCWLAXRCWLAX – Caroline Gastonguay1517

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Florida Southern Topples Tars in Battle of Top Ten Teams

by Michael Pierce

Rollins suffered its first loss of the year on Saturday

LAKELAND, Fla. (April 8, 2023) – The No. 7 Rollins women’s lacrosse team suffered its first defeat of the season on Saturday, falling 17-15 at No. 4 Florida Southern. The Tars are now 12-1 on the season, 2-1 in SSC play, while the Mocs go to 11-2 overall, 2-1 in conference games.

Caroline Gastonguay finished with five points on two goals and three assists while also posting game-highs in ground balls (4) and caused turnovers (3). Abigail Cawley also tallied five points with a goal and four assists, and Madison McGarry and Lauren Noonan each chipped in with three goals apiece. Claire Barber (4-1) took the loss, making five saves while surrendering 14 goals in 49:07 of game time.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
First Quarter

  • The Tars got on the board first with a Lauren Noonan goal just 39 seconds into the game.
  • After an FSC goal tied things up 28 seconds later, McGarry answered with her first of the game to put Rollins back in front, 2-1, at the 12:37 mark.
  • Following another Mocassin goal, Claire Reist found the net to help the Tars retake the lead, 3-2, with 7:40 to go in the quarter.
  • McGarry netted her second with 2:48 to go, and FSC answered with a late goal to cut the Rollins lead to 4-3 after 15 minutes of play.

Second Quarter

  • Cawley opened the scoring in the second, with McGarry completing her hat trick just 30 seconds later, making it a 6-3 game in favor of Rollins with 11:25 on the clock.
  • The Mocs found some momentum, rattling off four straight goals over the next seven minutes to take a 7-6 lead.
  • Caroline Bailey stemmed the tide with a goal at 3:32 to tie it at seven, but FSC added two more in the closing minutes to pull ahead, 9-7, at the half.

Third Quarter

  • Noonan scored in the first minute of the third quarter to cut it to 9-8, but Florida Southern answered less than a minute later.
  • The goals kept coming in quick succession, as Noonan completed her hat trick 50 seconds after the previous FSC goal, getting Rollins back to within a goal at 10-9.
  • The Mocs scored twice in the next two minutes to regain a three-goal cushion at 12-9 before Charlotte Gastonguay scored to make it 12-10.
  • After another Florida Southern goal, Charlotte Gastonguay struck again, pulling the Tars to within two at 13-11 around the midway point of the third.
  • The two sides continued to trade goals back and forth, with Jorie Alf scoring in between two more FSC goals to close out the quarter, giving the Mocs a 15-12 advantage after 45 minutes.

Fourth Quarter

  • FSC scored first in the fourth to build its lead to 16-12, but Caroline Gastonguay and Abigail DeGroat netted the next two goals, making it a 16-14 game with 11:22 to go.
  • The Mocs scored with 5:10 go and Caroline Gastonguay quickly answered with a man-down goal just 14 seconds later, but that would prove to be the final tally of the game as Florida Southern held on for the 17-15 win.

UP NEXT:
The Tars will be back at home on Wednesday, April 12, when they host No. 13 Lynn. That game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start at Barker Family Stadium.

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