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PREVIEW: Tars Look To Keep Momentum Rolling Against Bucs

PREVIEW: Tars Look To Keep Momentum Rolling Against Bucs

SCHEDULE:
Saturday, September 23 vs. Barry | 7:00 p.m. | Winter Park, Fla.

COVERAGE:
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SET UP:
After recording their first conference win of the season, the Tars will look to keep their momentum going at home when they host Barry. Rollins was able to battle out a 1-0 win against Florida Southern in their last contest, while Barry has not seen action in almost three weeks, due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. The Tars currently sit at 2-3, and 1-0 in the Sunshine State Conference, while the Bucs are 1-1 overall, after having their last four matches either cancelled or postponed.    

WHO TO WATCH:
Rollins: Three different Tars have scored this season for the blue and gold. Junior Kiera McMeekan tallied her first career goal in the Tars last game against Florida Southern, giving her three points on the year. Freshman Karina Santin has also generated three points, tallying one goal and one assist in five games played. Yaya Mbengue has also found the back of the net for two points, while junior Jill Richards racked up her first assist as a Tar against Florida Southern, after transferring from Elon.  

Defensively for the Tars, sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Rowswell has had a solid start in between the pipes. The Windermere, Florida native has started all five matches for the Tars this season, made 29 saves, and recorded two clean sheets in the process.

Barry: Offensively, the Bucs are led by senior Amanda Traynor. The Glasgow, Scotland native has scored two goals, one in each of Barry's previous matches. Three other Bucs have been featured on the scoresheet this season, all tied with one goal apiece. Carissa Sanchez leads the way in the assist column with two so far, while three other Bucs have also recorded assists this season.

In the net for the Bucs has been junior Melanie Ziegner, who enters her first season with Barry after transferring. The Muenster, Germany native has started both matches for the Bucs, and recorded five saves in 162 minutes played. Also, making an appearance between the pipes for the Bucs has been freshman Maddie Hart-Pomerantz, who has faced just one shot all season.  

NOTES:
• Rollins is 7-20-2 all-time against Barry, including a 4-0 loss last year in Miami Shores, and a 2-1 overtime loss in the second round of the NCAA South Region Tournament.
• This weekend's match will mark the SSC opener for Barry
• Rollins has recorded 10 or more shots in four consecutive games  
• Tars' head coach Alicia Schuck currently sits with a record of 85-25-7.

NEXT:
Rollins will prepare for their third consecutive home contest, when they take on Lynn. That match is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, at 7 p.m.

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