Women's lacrosse falls to #5 Rollins, 17-7

Women's lacrosse falls to #5 Rollins, 17-7

­SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's lacrosse team fought against the No. 5 Rollins Tars on Wednesday evening as the Lions held it to an 8-5 score at half, and even brought it within just two goals in the second half, but an 8-1 run by the Tars closed the game, and gave the visitors a 17-7 win in Sunshine State Conference action.

Saint Leo saw senior Kelsey Burns and sophomore Leslie Ferguson each record two goals. Burns also added a two caused turnovers and an assist.

The Basics
Saint Leo fell 17-7 to No. 5 Rollins
Location: University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Records: Saint Leo 6-7, 0-2 SSC | No. 5 Rollins 11-2, 2-0 SSC

How it happened
| Rollins scored the first goal of the game with six minutes into the contest and followed it with two more over the next two minutes before Caroline Fraser found a cutting Kelsey Burns of the score. Rollins would add another, but off the ensuing draw, Burns would snag her second of the game, making it 4-2 for Rollins. Katherine Larson added another Lions' goal just a minute later, cutting it to a one-goal game. The Tars added two more, but Leslie Ferguson and Abbie Ross each ripped free position goals, making it just a difference of one at 6-5. The Tars closed the half with two goals in the final three minutes to take the lead into the break. | Rollins 8-5

2H | The Lions opened the half with Kelsey Burns finding Sabrina Sanacore for the score, giving the Lions hope as it cut the score to 8-6. However, Rollins would six straight, and forced Saint Leo to make a keeper change at the 16:00-minute mark. Freshman Erin Davis played big in net for the Lions, making a few key saves to keep the Tars from inflating their lead more. The Tars would sneak in two by the keeper before Leslie Ferguson would give the Lions' their seventh goal of the game. The Tars would score the final goal of the game with 2:25 remaining. Davis finished with four saves on seven shots in her 16 minutes of action. The Tars out-shot the Lions 17-7 in the second half. | Rollins 17-7

Points to note

  • Senior Caroline Fraser dished out one assist in the contest, giving her 41 for her career. The native of Little Compton, R.I., is just two assists shy of breaking the school record of 42 set by Alix Murray (2012-15).
  • Saint Leo now has three active players in the top 10 in career points. Kelsey Burns, with her two goals and an assist on the evening, is up to 116 career points, which is second all-time. She needs six points to break the record. Fraser is currently tied for 5th with 84 points, while junior Abbie Ross is tied for 6th with 83.

Up Next
Saint Leo hosts No. 15 Regis (Colo.) on Saturday, April 8 for a 4:30 p.m. game. Saturday will be Senior Day for the Lions as they recognize Caroline Fraser, Kelsey Burns, Emily Pittenger, Andrea Dobo, Danica Leili, Jody Madsen, and Alex Alvarez.

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