Kelley Posts Career High as Tars Trounce Lenoir-Rhyne

HICKORY, N.C. (May 4, 2011) With a career-high seven points from junior Cat Kelley, ninth-ranked Rollins defeated the Lenoir-Rhyne, 22-7, on Wednesday afternoon. Kelley's four-goal, three-assist afternoon helped the Tars advance to 12-4 on the season, matching a program best for wins in a season. The Bears drop to an overall mark of 6-10.

A total of 10 Tars put goals on the scoreboard, with eight of their 22 goals assisted. Marissa Giannerini posted six points on the day with three goals and three assists, while Katy Tyszko netted a hat trick and tacked on one assist. Anna Townsend had a big day, scoring three goals of her own, while Caroline Lamere, Kelly Thayer, and Sarah Ann Showell each placed two shots between the pipes.

The Bears were led by Kelsey Anderson and Stevie Dellinger, who scored two goals apiece. Rachel Hall, Sarah Minick, and Hayley Beaty each tallied one. All of Lenoir-Rhyne's goals were scored unassisted.

Lenoir-Rhyne notched the first goal of the game after both teams got off to a slow start, but the Tars scored 12 straight to pull ahead to a 12-1 lead.

The Tars held onto a 14-4 advantage at the break thanks to first half hat tricks from Anna Townsend and Giannerini. Kelley led the team after the first stanza in overall points with two goals and two assists for a four point first half.

Rollins continued to sail through the second half, outscoring their opponent 8-3, with five of their eight goals coming off of assists. The Tars led the shot cound 32-15, and won the ground ball battle 24-23. Rollins also stifled their opponent off the draw, winning 22 of 31, and were successful on 15 of 16 clear attempts.

After opening the contest between the pipes, goalie Elyse De Lisle set aside three shots while allowing a total of four. Rachael Kokomoor finished the game in cage, making a total of two saves throughout the second half and allowing three shots on frame to hit the back of the net.

On the opposite end of the field, Amanda Cotto made a total of three saves as she faced 32 shots and 25 shots on cage.

The Tars return to action on Saturday, May 7, when they take on south region rival and third-ranked Limestone. Game time against the Saints is set for noon. Fans will be able to catch all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network at


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