No. 4 Rollins Outguns Belmont Abbey to Stay Unbeaten

Elyse Mohn and Katy Connery led Belmont Abbey with two goals each, but 11 different Rollins players scored at least one goal, as the Tars earned a 19-7 victory tonight in Winter Park, Florida. Rollins remains unbeaten at 4-0, while the Crusaders drop to 3-2.

Mohn and Connery both scored two goals, while Lindsay Connolly, Mackenzie Miller and Rebecca Diggs all had one each. All seven of the Abbey's goals were unassisted. Connery also led all players with eight draw control wins and ten ground balls.

Rollins, which outshot the Abbey 39-17, was led by Courtney Bianculli's four goals, while Chelsea Pinneke, Katie Palasz, Sophie Townsend, Erica Pagliarulo and Mo Imel all scored two. Caroline Lamere, Kelly Thayer, Tyler Thomas, Allie Bohan and Kathleen Williams all scored once.

The Tars led 12-7 at the half as it jumped ahead 3-1 after Connolly scored the game's first goal just 1:46 into the contest. The Crusaders tied the game at three on a pair of unanswered goals, the last coming from Mohn on a free position shot, but Rollins moved ahead for good with three unanswered strikes to surge ahead 6-3.

After a Connery goal momentarily halted the Rollins momentum, the Tars scored six of the last seven goals of the half to grab a 12-5 lead at the break.

Rollins continued its momentum into the second half, scoring the first four goals to move ahead 16-5. Miller stopped the run with a goal, but Rollins scored three of the last four goals to close the game.

2013-03-06



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