SSC Women: #8 Rollins 14-10 over #16 Lynn – Both Recaps
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No. 8 Tars Return to Win Column Against No. 16 Lynn
The Gastonguay sisters accounted for nine goals on Wednesday
WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 12, 2023) – The eighth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team bounced back after Saturday’s loss to easily handle 16th-ranked Lynn on Wednesday, 14-10. The Tars move to 13-1 on the year and 3-1 in conference play, while the Fighting Knights drop to 10-5, 1-3 in SSC action.
Caroline Gastonguay tallied six goals and four ground balls to lead the Tars, while Charlotte Gastonguay pitched in with three goals and a ground ball. Abigail Cawley racked up six points on a goal and five assists, while Claire Reist added two goals and Grace Sweetak posted four ground balls. Claire Barber got the win in goal to improve to 5-1, making 11 saves on 21 shots faced.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Lynn opened the scoring just under four-and-a-half minutes into the game, with Caroline Gastonguay answering just over 90 seconds later to tie the game at one.
- After another Fighting Knight goal, Caroline Gastonguay put home her second of the game to tie things once again.
- LU took a 3-2 lead with 6:11 to go in the quarter, but Caroline Bailey knotted the game for a third time with the final goal of the frame.
- Rollins took its first lead of the contest when Abigail Cawley scored at the 10:20 mark of the second to make it 4-3.
- Reist followed up less than a minute later to double the lead to 5-3.
- Following a Lynn goal, Caroline Gastonguay and Reist each found the net less than 30 seconds apart to build the advantage to 7-4.
- The Fighting Knights got one back, only to see Charlotte Gastongauy score her first of the game with 92 seconds left in the half, giving the Tars an 8-5 lead at the break.
- Rollins got the first three goals of the third, two from Caroline Gastonguay and one from Charlotte Gastonguay, pushing the lead to 11-5.
- After a Lynn goal, both Gastonguays scored another goal, increasing the margin to 13-6.
- The Fighting Knights scored with 1:47 left thin the third, but Molly Mendes countered that with a marker in the dying seconds of the frame, lifting the Tars to a 14-7 lead after three quarters of play.
- Lynn scored three times in the fourth to cut the deficit to 14-10, but the Tars were able to comfortably hold on for the win.
The Tars will be back in action on Saturday, April 15, when they travel to No. 4 Tampa for a 12 p.m. contest.
Women’s Lacrosse Loses at #8 Rollins
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Sophomores Kristyn Johnson and Mallory Jarka each scored two goals as the 16th-ranked Lynn women’s lacrosse team endured a 14-10 loss at No. 8 Rollins, Wednesday afternoon. The loss is the second-straight for the Fighting Knights as they settle at 10-5 overall and 1-3 in the Sunshine State Conference.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
– Lynn and Rollins were tied at 3-3 after the first quarter
– Johnson scored her two goals in the opening quarter and freshman Elizabeth Clagett scored at 6:11 to lead the Fighting Knights over the first 15 minutes
– The Tars outscored the Fighting Knights 11-4 over the second and third quarters to lead 14-8 as the game headed for the fourth
– Jarka scored at 8:21 in the second and senior Bayley Tracy scored at 5:44 to help the Fighting Knights to an 8-5 deficit at halftime
– Rollins opened the third quarter with three-consecutive scores for a 13-6 cushion
– Senior Danielle Farinas scored with 6:55 left in the third and Jarka added her second goal with 1:47 showing as Lynn trailed 14-7 after three quarters
– The Fighting Knights played its best quarter in the fourth by outscoring Rollins 3-0
– Junior Lauren Dickson opened the scoring at 11:50, freshman Becca Clark scored with 8:49 left and junior Sydney Hill closed the afternoon with a goal at 2:23 as the visitors trimmed the final to 14-10
– Rollins held narrow leads in shots (29-28) and saves (11-10) and each team finished with seven caused turnovers
– Lynn held a decisive 18-10 advantage in draw controls
FIGHTING KNIGHT STATS:
– Johnson scored twice with one assist to go along with an impressive 10 draw controls
– Farinas scored once with two assists
– Jarka scored twice, while Tracy scored once with one assist
– Graduate student Ciara Moorman finished the afternoon with 10 saves in 60 minutes
– Lynn hosts Florida Tech this Saturday at 1:00 pm