No. 9 Rollins scores 18 unanswered goals to cruise past Coker
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Ninth-ranked Rollins rebounded in a big way from a tough loss on Saturday, cruising to a dominant 18-1 win against Coker on Sunday afternoon.
The Tars are now 7-3 while the Cobras fall for the sixth game in a row and now sit at 2-7 overall.
Rollins saw ten different goal scorers in the win, led by Mary Stufano and Tyler Thomas who finished with three goals each. Stufano also added a pair of assists while Kelly Thayer, Brittany Eveler, and Taylor Burns each recorded two scores. Burns’ two tied a career high and Eveler also set a career high with three assists.
Mackenzie Baker accounted for the lone Coker goal.
Elyse De Lisle started in goal, playing the first 18 min before being replaced by Hannah Ricci. Ricci played in a season high 42 minutes and made four saves.
The Cobras actually led early, opening the scoring less than a minute and a half into the game to take a 1-0 lead before the Tars offense woke up. Rollins would erupt for seven goals, including two by both Ty. Thomas and Thayer, over the next fifteen-plus minutes to take a 7-1 lead at the 10:49 mark of the first half.
The Tars would close the half with goals by Stufano, Ty. Thomas, and Angelica Perdomo to take a commanding 10-1 lead at the break.
Rollins would carry the momentum into the second, scoring three goals in the first four minutes of the half. First Amy Martin scored her ninth of the year followed by scores from Burns and Eveler to extend the Tars lead to 13-1 with 26:05 left to play.
Claire Block would add to the lead at the 22:40 mark before goals by Eveler (17:01), Stufano (13:20), Burns (6:31) and then Stufano again (5:13) sealed the game in a final score of 18-1.
The 17-goal margin was the most lopsided victory for Rollins since March 28th , 2012 when they beat Saint Leo, 20-2, on the road.