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Women: #5 Rollins Downs Saint Leo 17-7 – Both Press Releases

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photo via Rollnis web site   Rollins Press Release   SAINT LEO, Fla.  (April 5, 2017) – The fifth-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team made easy work of their opponent on Wednesday evening, defeating the Saint Leo Lions by a final score of 17-7 at University Turf Stadium in Sunshine State Conference play.  Eight different Tars scored en route to their 10th straight win, advancing Rollins’ record to 11-2 and 2-0 in SSC action, while the Lions drop to a record of 6-7 and 0-2 in conference play. Rollins led by three at the half, 8-5, but outscored their conference opponent in the second stanza by a score of 9-2 en route to their 10th straight victory this season. The Tars were led by Maggie Dougherty and Paige Brock with four goals each, while Lily Rizk, Hannah Coakley, and Brittany Eveler scored two goals apiece.  Hannah Ashton, Lindsay Van Beck, and Elle Ueland netted one goal each as the Tars saw eight different players net goals on the night.  Paige Brock led the team in points, adding two assists to her goal count for six points overall, followed by Eveler with two assists for four points.  Also adding assists were Ueland with two, and Coakley and Ashton with one each.  Kaitlin Prince, Sophie Stavisky, Maddie Handren, Haley Brock, and Van Beck all scooped up two ground balls on the day to lead the team, while the Tars were led in caused turnovers by Van Beck with three.  Off the draw, freshman Rizk won a game high five to help the Tars to victory.  In goal, Malorie Olin played a full 60 minutes, making seven saves while allowing seven goals.  Five of Olin’s saves came in the first half. Saint Leo was led in scoring by Leslie Ferguson and Kelsey Burns with two goals each.  Sabrina Sanacore, Katherine Larson, and Abbie Ross each scored one goal to close out the Lions’ goal count on the evening.  Dishing out Saint Leo’s two assists were Burns and Caroline Fraser as they earned one apiece.  Delaney Chrisco led the team in ground balls with four, while Chrisco earned a team high four draw controls.  Defensively, the Lions saw Larson and Burns cause two turnovers each.  In goal, Rebecca Halley played 43:58 minutes, earning five saves, all of which came in the first half, while allowing 14 goals by the Tars.  Erin Davis closed out the contest, earning four saves and allowing three goals on the night. HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF ANALYSIS First Half l Rollins opened the game with a three-goal lead eight minutes in thanks to two goals by P. Brock with a goal by Rizk sandwiched inbetween.  The Lions’ Burns broke the run to cut the Tars’ lead to two, 3-1, at the 15:52 mark, but P. Brock netted her third of the game with 14:44 on the clock to give the Tars a 4-1 lead.  Saint Leo scored the next two, pulling to within one of the Tars with 13:28 on the clock, but a goal by Van Beck, followed by a second goal by Rizk within nine seconds gave the Tars a 6-3 lead with 12:15 to go in the half.  The Lions scored two straight to pull back to within one, 6-5, with 10:21 on the clock, but the Tars found the back of the net twice in under two and a half minutes, including a goal by Eveler with 14 ticks to go thanks to an assist by Ashton, to take an 8-5 lead at the break. Second Half l Saint Leo opened the second stanza with a goal by Sanacore at the 25:32 mark, but Rollins rattled off eight straight to take a commanding 16-6 lead with 6:27 left to play.  The Lions’ Ferguson broke the Tars’ scoring streak with an unassisted goal at the 4:22 mark, but Rollins answered back with one more goal, an unassisted tally by Dougherty with 2:25 to play, to close out the SSC matchup with a final score of 17-7. GAME NOTES
  • Rollins is now riding a 10-game winning streak heading into their Sunshine State Conference and Top-Five showdown against Florida Southern next week.
  • The Tars now own a 7-1 record against Saint Leo
  • Last time out against the Lions, Rollins earned a 14-7 victory on their home turf of Cahall-Sandspur Field on April 8, 2016.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS Rollins returns to action on Tuesday, April 11, when they take on Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. Game time against the Moccasins is slated for 7 p.m. Links to live coverage will be available on For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins women’s lacrosse team, fans can visit  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.   =====   Saint Leo Press Release   SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team fought against the No. 5 Rollins Tars on Wednesday evening as the Lions held it to an 8-5 score at half, and even brought it within just two goals in the second half, but an 8-1 run by the Tars closed the game, and gave the visitors a 17-7 win in Sunshine State Conference action. Saint Leo saw senior Kelsey Burns and sophomore Leslie Ferguson each record two goals. Burns also added a two caused turnovers and an assist. The Basics Saint Leo fell 17-7 to No. 5 Rollins Location: University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla. Records: Saint Leo 6-7, 0-2 SSC | No. 5 Rollins 11-2, 2-0 SSC How it happened 1H| Rollins scored the first goal of the game with six minutes into the contest and followed it with two more over the next two minutes before Caroline Fraser found a cutting Kelsey Burns of the score. Rollins would add another, but off the ensuing draw, Burns would snag her second of the game, making it 4-2 for Rollins. Katherine Larson added another Lions’ goal just a minute later, cutting it to a one-goal game. The Tars added two more, but Leslie Ferguson and Abbie Ross each ripped free position goals, making it just a difference of one at 6-5. The Tars closed the half with two goals in the final three minutes to take the lead into the break. | Rollins 8-5 2H | The Lions opened the half with Kelsey Burns finding Sabrina Sanacore for the score, giving the Lions hope as it cut the score to 8-6. However, Rollins would six straight, and forced Saint Leo to make a keeper change at the 16:00-minute mark. Freshman Erin Davis played big in net for the Lions, making a few key saves to keep the Tars from inflating their lead more. The Tars would sneak in two by the keeper before Leslie Ferguson would give the Lions’ their seventh goal of the game. The Tars would score the final goal of the game with 2:25 remaining. Davis finished with four saves on seven shots in her 16 minutes of action. The Tars out-shot the Lions 17-7 in the second half. | Rollins 17-7 Points to note
  • Senior Caroline Fraser dished out one assist in the contest, giving her 41 for her career. The native of Little Compton, R.I., is just two assists shy of breaking the school record of 42 set by Alix Murray (2012-15).
  • Saint Leo now has three active players in the top 10 in career points. Kelsey Burns, with her two goals and an assist on the evening, is up to 116 career points, which is second all-time. She needs six points to break the record. Fraser is currently tied for 5th with 84 points, while junior Abbie Ross is tied for 6th with 83.
Up Next Saint Leo hosts No. 15 Regis (Colo.) on Saturday, April 8 for a 4:30 p.m. game. Saturday will be Senior Day for the Lions as they recognize Caroline Fraser, Kelsey Burns, Emily Pittenger, Andrea Dobo, Danica Leili, Jody Madsen, and Alex Alvarez. For the latest news, updates, and information on the Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team visit Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Lions news by following Saint Leo Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.