via press release – photo via Rollins web site
No. 7 Rollins (7-2) vs. Belmont Abbey (4-4)
Barker Family Stadium & Cahall-Sandspur Field | Winter Park, Fla.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 4 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO: Geico Tars Sports Network
PLAY-BY-PLAY TALENT: Spencer Mills
LIVE STATS: TarsStats.com
The seventh-ranked Rollins women’s lacrosse team wraps up a six game home stand when they host Belmont Abbey on Saturday afternoon at Barker Family Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. The Tars are riding a six game home streak entering into Saturday’s game, and hold onto an overall record of 7-2 on the season. Last time out, the Tars picked up a 9-7 victory over a resilient Seton Hill squad on Tuesday, March 12. Kallie German led the way with three goals and one assist, while Paige Brock and Brittany Eveler notched two goals apiece.
The Crusaders make the trip to Winter Park with a record of 4-4, most recently coming off of a 9-7 loss at the hands of Saint Leo on Wednesday, March 18. Prior to their game against Saint Leo, Belmont Abbey picked up a 20-1 win over Erskine on March 8, but dropped an 8-7 decision to Wingate on March 4. The Crusaders also matched up against Sunshine State Conference opponent Florida Tech on February 24, where they fell to the Panthers by a final score of 17-5.
BAC finished last season with a record of 11-7, and were 6-2 against Conference Carolinas opponents. The Crusaders advanced to the Conference Carolinas tournament, where they eventually fell to Mount Olive in the tournament semifinals by a final score of 11-4.
TRACKING THE TARS:
Leading the team in goals after nine games is Kallie German with 21, followed closely by Hannah Ashton with 20. German has also notched a team high 17 assists for 38 points, followed by Maggie Dougherty wit eight. Paige Brock has tallied 16 goals, followed by Dougherty and Brittany Eveler with 12 apiece. Megan Cury and Hannah Coakley have notched nine goals each, with Coakley adding four assists for 13 points on the season. The team is led in ground balls by goalie Malorie Olin with 17, followed by Sophie Stavisky with 16, and Jessica Kopenhaver with 13 so far this season. Off the draw, Dougherty has won a team high 24, followed closely by Paige Brock with 21. Defensively, Lindsay Van Beck leads the team with 11 caused turnovers, followed by German with eight and Dougherty and Maddie Hendren with seven each. Olin has seen a total of 452 minutes in cage, earning 51 saves on 137 shots faced for a save percentage of .540. The junior has allowed just 52 goals, averaging 6.9 per game.
TRACKING THE CRUSADERS:
Belmont Abbey is led in goals by Rebecca Luca, who has notched 25 in eight games played, followed by Katelin Glass with 23. Caitlin Cook leads the team in assists with 14, followed by Luca with nine and Glass with seven. Amber Eakins leads the team in ground balls with 19, while Kassie Easter has 17 and Glass has picked up 14. Rebecca Stromberg has won a team high 25 draw controls, followed closely by Marin Felsoci with 22. Defensively, Eakins holds onto a team best 22 caused turnovers, followed by Easter with 15 and Glass with 13 on the season. In goal for Belmont Abbey, Annie Brannon has played in all eight games, seeing a total of 412 minutes between the pipes. Brannon has earned 32 saves for a save percentage of .376, and has allowed 53 goals, averaging 7.7 per game.
- The Tars currently hold a 3-1 series advantage over the Crusaders, with their last matchup occurring on February 12, 2015 where the Tars picked up a 17-10 win.
- The Tars have notched 117 goals so far this season, while holding their opponents to just 68.
- The Tars are winning the battle against their opponents off of the draw so far, with Rollins winning 119 while their opponents have only won 77 combined draws this season.
- Rollins has posted a record of 6-1 on their home turf so far this season
- Rollins has won six straight heading into Tuesday’s contest.
- Six of the Tars’ seven game-winning goals have been tallied by different players.
Rollins returns to action on Friday, March 24, when they take on Shepherd University at Tierney Field in Baltimore, Md. Game time is slated for 6 p.m. Links to live coverage will be available on RollinsSports.com.
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