Eighth-Ranked Rollins Cages the Grizzlies

WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 17, 2011) Eighth-ranked Rollins held a stifling 17-0 advantage at the half and rolled through the second period to secure an 18-1 victory over visiting Adams State College Sunday evening in Winter Park, Fla. The Tars close out their regular season home slate and advance to 11-3 on the season, while the Grizzlies drop to an overall mark of 0-9 in their first season as a program.

Sophomore Katie Palasz posted her best scoring game yet as a Tar, netting a hat trick and tacking on an assist for four points on the evening. Freshman Caroline Lamere led the game in overall points with one goal and a career high five assists for six points to match a personal best.

A total of 11 Tars put goals on the scoreboard, with seven earning assists as the Tars posted a total of 18 goals and 12 assists for 30 points in their final regular season home contest. Marissa Giannerini, Katy Tyszko, and Sarah Ann Showell each scored two goals and an assist, while Erica Pagliarulo and Kelly Thayer scored two goals apiece.

Rollins goalie Rachael Kokomoor earned the first victory of her career, and set aside one shot as she saw a total of 48 minutes in goal after taking over for Elyse De Lisle in the first half. Adams State was led in goal by Desi Rae Aguirre, who made three saves in the first half while facing a total of 22 shots in the initial stanza. Kristen Bates took over in cage for the Grizzlies late in the second half, seeing almost 12 minutes in goal where she made one save.

The Grizzlies' lone goal was from Ainsley Glad with 16:09 remaining in the second half, but the Tars had already scored 18 straight to secure the win.

Rollins dominated the shot count, 30-3, and won the battle on the ground 22-15. The Tars also won 16 of 21 draw controls, thanks to Tori Snow with a team-best four on the evening. Thayer led the team with five ground balls.

The Tars return to action on Saturday, April 23, when they travel to Pennsylvania to take on current No. 7 West Chester University. Game time against the Golden Rams is set for 1:00 p.m.

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WINTER PARK, Fla.- The nation's eighth-ranked Rollins College (Fla.) Tars scored 17 first half goals en-route to an 18-1 win over the first-year Adams State College women's lacrosse team, Sunday evening here at Barker Family Stadium.

The Tars, now 11-3 overall, received a hat-trick from Katie Palasz and had five other players score two goals each in the win. Caroline Lamere also added a goal and five assists for the Tars.

The Grizzlies' lone goal came from freshman Ainsley Glad (Aurora, Colo.) and was the first of the Cherokee Trail High School product's collegiate career. It came with 16:09 left in the game. Neither team would score after that.

The Tars dominated possession in the opening half claiming 14 of the 18 period's draw controls while outshooting the Grizzlies 22-1 in the half. They finished with a 30-3 edge in that category as the Grizzlies shored up defensively in the evenly played second half.

Freshman midfielder Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.) claimed all five of the Grizzlies' five draw control wins while freshman defender Kelly Hillick (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had a team-high five groundballs.

Desi Rae Augirre (Walsenburg, Colo.) made three saves for the Grizzlies in a little more than 48 minutes of action while Kristen Bates (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) made one save in the final 12 minutes.

The Grizzlies (0-9) have two games remaining on their inaugural slate. They play at Regis on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Denver before closing out the season at home against fellow first-year program Mesa State on May 7 at 1:00 p.m.


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