Despite strong second half, Lions fall at #4 Rollins

Despite strong second half, Lions fall at #4 Rollins

WINTER PARK, Fla. The Saint Leo women's lacrosse team faced No. 4 Rollins College on Saturday afternoon at Barker Family Stadium at Cahall-Sandspur Field, falling 14-7 in the Lions' first Sunshine State Conference game of the season.

A Saint Leo team effort combined for the seven goals against the SSC foe. Abbie Ross and Kaylah Walstad each contributed two goals while Kelsey Burns, Caroline Fraser and Allie Sheftall added one apiece.

The Lions outscored the Tars in second half 5-4, but a rough start  to the game, going down 10-2 in the first, was too difficult to come back from.

The Basics
Final Score: Saint Leo 7 | #4 Rollins 14
Location: Barker Family Stadium | Winter Park, Fla.
Records: Saint Leo 2-9 | #4 Rollins 11-1

How It Happened 

1H | Four minutes into the game, Rollins opened things up with an unassisted goal to take the first lead. The Tars add their second unassisted goal with 20:17 in the first to increase the lead by two. Going on a 3-0 run, Rollins netted the third goal of the game with another unassisted goal. Saint Leo defensive held the Tars scoreless for six minutes until the Tars added four more goals within the span of two minutes to make it 7-0 in favor of the host. Rollins added the eighth mark to the scoreboard with 8:12 remaining in the first half. After Rollins' ninth goal, Burns decided it was time for Saint Leo to get on board and put the first point in for the Lions. About a minute after, Walstad followed up Burns' goal, adding one of her own, going on the Lions' first 2-0 run of the game. To take the score to double digits, Rollins added one more point before halftime. | Rollins 10-2 |

2H | Ross started the second half with an unassisted goal to open up the scoring for the Lions. The Tars responded with two goals, which Ross then added her second of the game in effort to keep Saint Leo alive. The Tars enhanced their lead to 13-4 with another unassisted goal with 17:50 left in the game. Seven minutes after strong defensive play from both side, Burns netted the Lions' fifth goal. Rollins added their last goal of the game with 6:55 remaining. Fraser and Sheftall both netted their own for the Lions to finalize the score in favor of the Tars. | Rollins 14- 7 |

Up Next
Saint Leo women's lacrosse team will continue on the road as they head to Salisbury, N.C. on Sunday, April 10 to take on Catawba at 1:00 p.m.

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