No. 23 Rollins (4-1-1) – 0
No. 5 Lynn (6-0-0) – 1
BOCA RATON, Fla. (September 27, 2017) – Facing their second top-five team of the 2017 campaign, the Tars fell short in an upset bid of No. 5 Lynn, 1-0. The Fighting Knights would tally late in the first half; Rollins tried, but could not find an opportunity to equalize for the remainder of the match. This is the first loss of the year for the Tars, who fall to 4-1-1 on the year, and 2-1-0 in Sunshine State Conference play. Lynn improves to 6-0-0 in 2017, and 2-0-0 in conference action.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
First Half: Both teams battled through the opening portion of the match, as shots were hard to come by. The Fighting Knights would find the break through in the 36th minute. A cross from Cristoph Maug would be gathered by Max Herbert at the top of the box. The junior fired a shot which deflected passed Tars' keeper Julian Grundler. Both teams ended the period with three shots, while Rollins forced Lynn into one save.
Second Half: Lynn would only increase their pressure in the second half. The Fighting Knights outshot the Tars 11-2 in the second half. The Rollins defense would hold steady, and Grundler would make five saves, to keep Rollins in the game. However, the Tars could not mount a successful counter attack, as Rollins succumbed the the fifth ranked Fighting Knights 1-0.
- The Tars are now 10-22-2 all time against Lynn.
- Lynn outshot Rollins 14-5, and earned seven corner kicks against the Tars' two.
- Defender Fritz Engel led the Tars, taking two shots, in 90 minutes of action.
- Head Coach Keith Buckley moves to 310-149-30, as he is in his 27th season at the helm of the Rollins soccer program.
The Tars must now turn their attention to Nova Southeastern. Rollins' SSC tilt against the Sharks will take place at Barker Family Stadium on Saturday, September 30, at 7 p.m.
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