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No. 5 Rollins Takes Down 19th-Ranked Trojans, 7-5

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Tars Remain Unbeaten with Record of 8-0 From MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. (March 19, 2016) – Squaring off against their third nationally-ranked opponent this season, the Rollins women’s lacrosse team earned a 7-5 victory over the Mount Olive Trojans on Saturday evening at Armon Field. The win keeps the Tars perfect on the season with a record of 8-0, while the 19th-ranked Trojans drop to 7-3 on the season. Kallie German and Tyler Thomas led the team in goals with two apiece, while Claire Block, Grayson McPhee, and Kaitlin Prince each score one. Paige Brock earned one assist on the evening. In goal for the Tars, Malorie Olin saw a full 60 minutes between the pipes, earning six saves while facing 14 shots and 11 shots on goal. The Trojans saw a team high two goals from Saffron Snethen, while Claire Wigler, Candace Corkin, and Caitlin Sabadish each scored once. Wigler earned the Trojans’ lone assist on the evening. In cage, Hannah Knight played a complete game, earning nine saves, including seven in the first half. Mount Olive pulled ahead to a 2-0 lead with 5:33 remaining in the first half, but the Tars were not about to enter into the break trailing to the Trojans. Ty Thomas found the back of the net off of an assist by Brock with 39 seconds left in the half, and 14 seconds later German scored on an unassisted goal to even the score at 2-2 at the break. Grayson McPhee gave the Tars the lead entering into the second period on a free position shot at the 28:35 mark, giving Rollins the 3-2 edge. However, the Trojans battled back and netted the next two goals go pull back out into the lead with a score of 4-3 with 24:43 left in the game. Ty Thomas placed a shot past Knight on a free position shot at the 21:51 mark to even the score at 4-4, but the Trojans battled back and earned a goal on a free position shot at the 12:27 mark to pull back into the lead with a score of 5-4. Block evened the game with 8:44 left to play, and German gave the Tars the go-ahead goal at the 7:29 mark to put Rollins in the lead, 6-5. Prince ended up sealing the deal with just one second left in the game, giving the Tars a 7-5 lead at the end of the contest. The Tars will have an extended period of time off as they prepare to take on South Region foe and current No. 3 Lindenwood on Tuesday, March 29. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network on