Give to Athletics

Courtesy: Jim Hogue Photos
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Tars Remain Perfect With 16-10 Victory Over Florida Southern
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 04/12/2012

links   Box Score

LAKELAND, Fla. (April 11, 2012)- The third-ranked Rollins women's lacrosse team took another step in keeping their undefeated season alive with a 16-10 victory over No.15 Florida Southern, Wednesday evening. All that remains on the schedule for the Blue and Gold are two road games against Regis at the end of the month. Rollins keeps a perfect 14-0 record, while Florida Southern falls to 10-4.

The Tars started out strong and built up a 7-5 lead at the end of the first half by virtue of a strong middle half of the opening stanza. The Mocs came out firing and took a 3-1 lead, which would be the only lead Florida Southern would have against Rollins. The Tars responded with a 6-2 scoring run to end the first half with a two goal lead. Erica Pagliarulo and Sophie Townsend provided the spark in the opening frame with the duo tallying two goals apiece and received help from Mo Imel and Anna Townsend as each tallied a goal to round out the first half scoring.

Florida Southern scored the first goal of the second half, but that seemed to ignite the Tars and propelled them to score five unanswered goals to break the game open, establishing a lead they would not surrender. The later part of the second half saw the teams take the battle towards each other, with the Tars outscoring the Mocs, 4-3 in the waning stages of the second half to preserve the 16-10 victory.

Sophie Townsend finished the game strong with four goals and one assist, while Pagliarulo and Cat Kelley chipped in with three tallies apiece. Anna Townsend and Ginevra Czech also had strong performances with the duo collecting two goals of their own, while Tori Snow and Imel collected one goal apiece.

Elyse De Lisle proved again that she is a formidable part of the Rollins defense with another strong outing. She racked up six saves and only allowed 10 goals to the heralded Moc offense. The defensive specialists of Courtney Bianculli and Katie Palasz also helped limit the chances Florida Southern had at the cage.

Rollins will be back in action when they travel west to Colorado with a pair of matchups against Regis on April 27 and 29.

Fans check for the latest news and information on Rollins athletics.

BackROLLINS Women's Lacrosse

Get AccessLaunch PlayerLOGIN
Tars Sports Network Live Events:
Saturday, October 10
6:45 pm -  WSOC Video vs Barry
6:45 pm -  WSOC Free Audio vs Barry
Wednesday, October 14
6:45 pm -  MSOC Video vs Palm Beach...
6:45 pm -  MSOC Free Audio vs Palm Beach...
Saturday, October 17
6:45 pm -  MSOC Video vs Nova...
6:45 pm -  MSOC Free Audio vs Nova...
Tuesday, October 20
6:45 pm -  VB Free Audio vs Florida Tech
6:45 pm -  VB Free Audio vs Florida Tech
6:45 pm -  VB Video vs Florida Tech
Friday, October 23
6:45 pm -  VB Free Audio vs Saint Leo


Official Online Store
Photo Store
Mobile App Store