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PREVIEW: Tars Ready for Two Game SSC Stretch

PREVIEW: Tars Ready for Two Game SSC Stretch


Wednesday, Sept. 27 vs. Lynn - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30 at Nova Southeastern – 7:00 p.m.


Vs. Lynn- Live Stats | Watch
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SET UP: Rollins will be looking to extend their current undefeated Sunshine State Conference record this week, when they host Lynn University at home, before travelling down south to take on Nova Southeastern on the weekend. The Tars are coming off a double overtime draw against Barry, which saw their overall record improve to 2-3-1, and 1-0-1 in the SSC.




Rollins: The Tars are led by junior Kiera McMeekan and Freshman Karina Santin, both who have tallied three points on a goal and an assist so far this campaign. Junior Yaya Mbengue has also scored a goal this season, while fellow junior Jill Richards has recorded an assist. As a team, the Tars have fired off 70 shots, with 22 on frame.

Defensively, the Tars have yet to concede a goal in SSC play. The Tars backline has held SSC opponents to just 12 shots on frame, in 200 minutes of action. In the net, sophomore Kelly Rowswell picked up SSC Defensive Player of the Week honors, her first this season and second of her career. The Windermere, Florida native kept two clean sheets in two games played, while making 12 saves in the process, including three in overtime against Barry to guarantee the tie for the Tars.    


Lynn: The Fighting Knights are currently 3-3 overall, and 1-0 in the SSC after a huge upset victory in double overtime against nationally ranked Embry-Riddle, 4-3. Lynn is led offensively by sophomore Gabriela Moreira who has bagged four goals this season, as well as one assist. Donish Henry-Cole, Valentina Pedretti, and Emily Weisberg have all recorded two goals this season for the Fighting Knights.

Between the pipes for Lynn, has been junior Alexa Downie. Downie has appeared in all six games for the Fighting Knights, allowing 11 goals, and making 33 saves already this season. The Coral Springs, Florida native has also managed to keep two clean sheets in 556 minutes of action. 


Nova Southeastern: The Sharks will be looking to bounce back, after dropping a close 1-0 contest against nationally ranked Flagler College last weekend, leaving Nova with an overall record of 5-1, and 1-0 in the SSC. On the offensive end, a frenzy of Sharks leads the way for Nova Southeastern. With three goals so far, freshman Adanna Edwards has propelled the Sharks attack, along with sophomore Alexys Nowak, who has tallied two goals and an assist. Monica Orteu, Myriah Troutman, and Nicole Staley, have all registered three points this season with one goal and two assists.

In the net, the Sharks have utilized a total of four goalkeepers. Senior Jordan Lentz has seen the majority of the minutes in the cage, while only allowing five goals and making 19 saves. Freshman Shannon Hearty has also compiled some minutes in net for the Sharks. The Farmingville, N.Y. native has made two appearances with one start, while making one save in 114 minutes of action.   



  • Rollins narrowly leads the all-time series against Lynn, 13-12-1, with their last meeting ending in a 1-1 draw in 2016
  • The Tars lead the all-time series against the Sharks, 12-3-3, with their match-up ending in a 1-1 tie last season
  • The Tars currently sit in second place in the SSC standings


The Tars will continue Sunshine State Conference play at home against Tampa on October 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Fans can follow all the action live on the Tars Sports Network. For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins women's soccer team, fans can visit  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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