Rollins upsets No. 3 Limestone
Kelley scores game-winner with 1:21 left to lift Tars
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Rollins engineered an upset against third-ranked Limestone 11-10 on Saturday. The Tars ended last year with a huge win against the perennial powerhouse and provided late-game heroics to claim another victory in the latest chapter.
The first half saw the Tars seize control and hold a lead before the Saints would rally and claim the lead at the break. Mo Imel started the scoring for the Tars and had help from Erica Pagliarulo to give Rollins an early advantage.
Limestone would come back and cut the lead and tie the game before ending the half with a one-goal lead. The Tars were in control of most of the statistical categories at the break, but found themselves down to the home team.
Coming out of the break, both teams went back and forth with scoring attacks with the Tars able to gain their markers in bunches. Rollins used their scoring and defense to gain a bit of momentum heading into the waning moments of the contest.
Ginevra Czech put the Tars up at 14:14 in the second half, a lead which only lasted until the 13:33 mark when Brittany Howard came up with a goal on the free position attempt for Limestone. Both teams would battle the remainder of the game with both goalies coming up big.
With 1:21 left on the clock, Cat Kelley gave the Tars the go-ahead goal against the Saints. Limestone would not go away and mounted a furious charge, but Elyse De Lisle and the defense held strong until Sylvia Queener garnered a free position attempt with four seconds left in the game. Queener took a shot that was saved by De Lisle, preserving the one goal victory for the Tars.
Sophie Townsend, Czech, Pagliarulo and Kelley all tallied multi-goal efforts with Kelly also picking up two assists. Ann Townsend and Imel also tallied one goal apiece to round out the scoring for the blue and gold.