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SSC Women: Rollins Defeats PBA 19-5 – Both Recaps

via the school’s press releases, photo by Mike Watters, Rollins Sports


Tars Open SSC Play With Dominating Effort

The Tars held Palm Beach Atlantic scoreless for 39 minutes, pitching a second half shutout, to take a convincing 19-5 win over the Sailfish

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 2, 2022) – The Tars held Palm Beach Atlantic scoreless for 39 minutes, pitching a second half shutout, to take a convincing 19-5 win over the Sailfish.  The Tars pick up the win in their first Sunshine State Conference contest of the year, while they stay unbeaten, at 10-0 overall.  Palm Beach Atlantic falls to 2-7 on the year, and 0-2 in conference action.

Caroline Gastonguay led another balanced attack from Rollins.  The senior notched a game high six points, coming on three goals and three assists.  Charlotte Gastonguay led all scorers with four goals, and added one assist, for a total of five points.  Bridget Cawley dominated defensively, forcing four turnovers and picking up five groundballs.  Rachel Schlesinger made four saves, facing nine shots on goal.

Anna Laskaris tallied twice to lead the Sailfish.  Courtney Rausch played the full 60 minutes in goal for Palm Beach Atlantic, making six saves on 25 Rollins shots.

First Quarter

  • Caroline Gastonguay got the Tars started on the right foot, tallying her first goal just seconds into the game.
  • The goal started a five goal streak by the Tars that saw a pair of Charlotte Gastonguay scores.
  • The Sailfish responded with back-to-back goals to make it 5-2.
  • The Tars would rally to score three in a row, one from Paige Kienle and another pair from Charlotte Gastonguay, before Palm Beach Atlantic snuck in a buzzer beater to end the first period at 8-2.

Second Quarter

  • A pair of Sailfish goals surrounded an Abigail Cawley tally early in the second quarter, as the Sailfish cut the deficit to 9-5. But a score with nine minutes on the clock in the second period was the last time Palm Beach Atlantic would light scoreboard for the game.
  • Rollins closed the frame with goals from Ali Rogers and Abigail DeGroat to take an 11-5 lead into the break.

Third Quarter

  • Rollins scored five goals in the third, growing their lead as they held the Sailfish scoreless.
  • Taylor Keinle opened the period with her first of the day.
  • Liz Fahey tallied a pair of extra-woman scores, which bookended two Caroline Gastonguay goals, as Rollins led 16-5 heading into the final quarter.

Fourth Quarter

  • Jordan Coppolo found the back of the net for the first time in her Blue and Gold career, to open the fourth quarter.
  • Caroline Bailey tallied just minutes later, ballooning the Tars’ lead to 18-5.
  • Piper Trattner netted her first goal of the season to cap the day’s scoring.

The Tars travel to No. 13 Embry-Riddle on Wednesday, April 6,  First draw in Daytona is set for 7 p.m.

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Sailfish Drop SSC Opener to #10 Tars

by Brad Seitz, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team opened play in the Sunshine State Conference this afternoon by facing Rollins College. The No. 10 ranked Tars proved too be to much for the Sailfish as they pulled away after a competitive opening half to win 19-5. The loss drops the Sailfish to 2-6 on the season and 0-1 in SSC play.

The Tars came out of the gates fast and jumped on PBA as they opened the first quarter on a 5-0 scoring run. Despite PBA controlling the draw controls early on in the game, the Tars were able to outshoot the ‘Fish 11-3 in the opening quarter of play, scoring on eight of those attempts. Anna Laskaris was the one to break the nearly ten-minute scoring drought for the Sailfish and Kelly Lyons followed up with a goal of her own to trim the deficit to three. However, the Tars scored the next three goals of the period before a Kaelin DeNeui goal second before the quarter expired made it 8-3.

The two sides played a close second quarter as Laksaris scored her second of the game early in the second quarter. Kiki Cinotti added another goal at the nine-minute mark but that was all of the offense that the Sailfish could muster for the quarter. Defensively, they improved allowing just three Rollins goals and limited them to six shots but trailed 11-5 at the half.

The Sailfish seemed to run out of gas in the second half, as the Tars were able to keep the majority of the possession for the final 30 minutes of play. PBA was outshot 16-3 in the second half and was held scoreless while the Tars five in the third and three in the fourth to claim the 19-5 win. 

Laskaris was once again the leader offensively for the ‘Fish as she scored her 15th and 16th goals of the season to lead the team. Goalie Courtney Rausch was able to make six saves on the day while the Tars outshot PBA 33-10. Chelsea Smith was solid for the Sailfish as the main draw control taker, leading PBA to taking 14-of-27 and Smith gathering a game-high six on her own. 

The Tars showed why they had the best scoring defense in the SSC today, but the Sailfish will look to get back on track on April 6 when they head to Melbourne to face Florida Tech. The Panthers are 7-1 on the season and 0-1 in SSC play.