Trojans Fall To Rollins 11-10 In Overtime

Trojans Fall To Rollins 11-10 In Overtime

Riann Daziel scored four goals to lead the University of Mount Olive's offence, however it was not enough as the Trojans fell to No. 15-ranked Rollins College in overtime 11-10 in Winter Park, Fla. for non-conference women's lacrosse. Daziel scored with :39 left in regulation to force overtime.

Mount Olive (7-1) got on the board first with a shot from Alysha Kulka :47 into play. Candace Corkin found the back of the net two minutes later off a pass from Claire Wigler.

Rollins (5-1) scored with 24:56 left before halftime. The Trojans answered with a goal from Wiglar. The Tars tied the game at three with two goals within 1:18 of each other. Both the Trojans and the Tars exchanged goals for the remainder of the first half until Rollins broke the tie with 4:03 remaining and went up 6-5 in the break.

In the second period Rollins' Kristina Coppolino beat the keeper for the first goal of the second half. Daziel scored the first goal of the second period for Mount Olive with 25:11 on the clock. The Tars responded quickly :18 later they scored again making the lead 8-6.

The Tars then went on to score two more goals with the last one coming from Taylor Burns with 14:52.

Mount Olive shut down the Tars offense as the Trojans Wiglar and Daziel combined for four goals in the final minutes of the game to tie the game back once more. After Daziel's goal with :39 left in regulation Mount Olive had a shot for the win as the clock expired but a save by Malorie Olin kept the Trojans off the board and overtime was needed.

In overtime Mount Olive was able to hold off the Tars offense for eight minutes. The Trojans committed a foul and set up a free position shot for Brittany Eveler. Eveler was able to find the back of the net and Rollins took the lead in overtime. Mount Olive was unable to get a shot off in the final 1:51 and fell to Rollins 11-10.

Mount Olive out-shot Rollins 22-to-20 and committed one less turnover. Hannah Knight led the defense with three groundballs and seven save in goal. Daziel finished the match with four goals, two groundballs, a caused turnover, and a draw control. Wigler added two groundballs to her three goal night.

The Trojans play their final spring break road game on Saturday when they head to Lakeland, Fla to play Florida Southern. Match time is set for 11 a.m.