Rollins Trounces St. Andrews in Knights' Opener

LAURINBURG, N.C. (February 19, 2011) The Rollins women's lacrosse team clinched their second-straight victory in as many days as they trounced the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Knights 19-2 on Saturday afternoon in Laurinburg, N.C.

Rollins advances its record to 2-0 on the young season, while the Knights drop their season opener and fall to a record of 0-1.

Leading the way for the Tars was sophomore Erica Pagliarulo, who scored five goals and tacked on two assists to lead the game with seven points overall. Rounding out the goal count for the Tars were Sarah Ann Showell with three, Catt Kelley, Katy Tyszko, Caroline Lamere and Sophie Townsend with two apiece, and Tricia Grant, Marissa Giannerini, Kelly Thayer, and Ginevra Czech with one each.

Dishing out assists behind Pagliarulo's game-best two were Grant, Kelley, Lamere, Tyszko, and Anna Townsend with one each on the afternoon. Between the pipes, freshman Elyse De Lisle collected three saves, while her adversary Meghan Powell made 22 saves on the day.

St. Andrews saw scoring efforts from Megan Jolly and Allie Faulhaber, with Kim Mcdaniel and Brett Vyverberg collecting an assist each in their first time out this season.

The Tars dictated the pace of the game in all areas of the field. Rollins dominated the shot count 50-9, and led the game in ground balls 49-35 thanks to a game-high five ground balls from both Tori Snow and Katie Palasz. Both teams split on draw controls, 26-26, with each collecting 13 apiece in both halves. Rollins was 3 for 4 on free position shots, and held their opponent to a stifling 0 for 6 from the hash marks.

Rollins returns to action on Tuesday, February 22, when they host No. 1 and reigning national champion Adelphi University. Game time against the Panthers is slated for 4:00 p.m.


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