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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

by Michael Pierce, photo by Mike Watters

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.

First Quarter

  • 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.

Second Quarter

  • 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.

Third Quarter

  • 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.

Fourth Quarter

  • 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.

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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.
– 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
– 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