WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 7, 2020) – The Tars picked up their third consecutive dominating win, defeating North Greenville 22-6, on a breezy day at Barker Family Stadium. Rollins improves to 6-1 on the year. The Crusaders drop to 2-6 during their 2020 campaign.
Caroline Gastonguay paced Rollins with a nine-point day. The sophomore scored five goals and dished out four assists, setting a career high for both goals and points. Hannah Ashton added six points, on four goals and two assists, while Liz Fahey also contributed six points, with five goals and one helper. Maggie Dougherty added a hat trick. Lily Rizk caused a team high two turnovers to go with four points. Gabby Tanner made three saves, getting the start in net. Claire Barber made two saves, playing the final 30 minutes.
Ashley Thatcher and Jillian Chiesa each netted two goals for the Crusaders. Aly Estes tallied the only North Greenville assist of the day. Ellie Corder was peppered between the pipes, making seven saves on 29 shots on target.
Rollins scored the first 12 goals of the game to put the game out of reach early. Liz Fahey and Hannah Ashton each registered hat-tricks in the Tars' early run. The Crusader finally got on the board with just over 12 minutes left in the period. From that point Rollins and North Greenville traded goals until the halftime whistle. By the end of the period Dougherty and Gastonguay had each joined Ashton and Fahey with hat-tricks.
Rollins scored the first six goals coming out of the break, squashing any hope of a Crusader comeback. Gastonguay and Rizk each found the back of the net twice in the run. The Crusaders would not break through in the second half until there were just over 11 minutes remaining on the clock. Shannon Polk registered the last goal of the game, and gave Rollins the 16-pointt advantage they would hold as the final horn sounded.
- This was the first ever meeting between North Greenville and Rollins. The Tars now lead the all-time series 1-0.
- Caroline Gastonguay's nine point day is tied for the third most in Rollins history. Kallie German has netted 11 points once and 10 points twice for Rollins.
- Dennis Short is the only coach in the 13 year history of Rollins women's lacrosse, and currently sits with a 151-55 overall record.
After taking the week off, Rollins will face Lenoir-Rhyne next weekend, Sunday, March 15. First draw is set for noon at Barker Family Stadium.