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Tars Out Shoot Sailfish, Settle For Draw On the Road

Tars Out Shoot Sailfish, Settle For Draw On the Road

FINAL SCORE:

Rollins (3-5-2) (2-2-2)– 0

Palm Beach Atlantic (2-5-1) (1-3-1) – 0

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 7, 2017) – After defeating Sunshine State Conference foe Tampa at home midweek, the Tars would head down south to take on newly promoted SSC member Palm Beach Atlantic. After 110 minutes of back and forth action, the Tars and sailfish would both settle for a scoreless draw. Rollins record now sits at 3-5-2 overall, and 2-2-2 in SSC play, with just five games remaining in the regular season. The Sailfish earned their first tie of their campaign, and currently sit at 2-5-1 overall, and 1-3-1 in SSC action.   

HOW IT HAPPENED:

First Half: It was the Tars who would come out the more aggressive of the two sides in the opening half. As a team, the Tars would let fly 10 shots, and force Palm Beach goalkeeper Isabelle Granlund into eight first half saves. The Sailfish would tally four shots of their own, and goalkeeper Kelly Rowswell would be called into action three times. The Tars were unable to capitalize and take a lead into the locker room at the half, even though they held the advantage in all of the offensive categories.   

Second Half: The second period saw the Sailfish pick up a little bit of momentum, but both teams continued to trade chances throughout the half. The Tars continued to shoot, but were not able to find the back of the net. Three different Tars recorded at least three shots on the night, and another three recorded at least two. After neither team was able to break the deadlock in regular time, the Tars and the Sailfish would head into overtime.    

Overtime: After 90 minutes could not separate the two teams, two extra periods were needed in order to try and find a winner. The Tars would register six shots in the two overtime periods, while Palm Beach would generate seven. Rowswell would make five overtime saves to help the Tars hold onto a draw in SSC play, as well as earn her fifth clean sheet this season.

NOTES:

  • The Tars still lead Palm Beach Atlantic, 11-1-2 in the all-time series
  • Rollins is now 0-0-2 in their two overtime games this season
  • Rowswell is tied for first in the SSC with four clean sheets  

UP NEXT:
The Tars will continue Sunshine State Conference play at home against Eckerd College on October 11, 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 RollinsSports.com.  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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