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PREVIEW: Tars to Face Tritons, Then Welcome No. 5 Saints

PREVIEW: Tars to Face Tritons, Then Welcome No. 5 Saints

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, Oct. 11 vs. Eckerd - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14 vs. No. 5 Flagler – 7:00 p.m.

COVERAGE:

Vs. Eckerd- Live Stats |  Watch

Vs. No. 5 Flagler- Live StatsWatch  

SET UP- Coming off of a week that saw the Tars defeat Tampa 1-0, and then tie Palm beach Atlantic 0-0, Rollins will welcome Sunshine State Conference foe Eckerd College midweek, before preparing for a top five nationally ranked Flagler College program on the weekend. The Tars currently sit at 3-5-2 overall, and 2-2-2 in SSC play with just five games remaining in the regular season.   

WHAT TO WATCH:

Rollins: Offensively, the Tars are led by junior Kiera McMeekan and Freshman Karina Santin with three points on the year, both picking up a goal and an assist. Three other Tars have tallied goals this campaign, including junior Yaya Mbengue, junior Shalisa Crowell, and freshman Chynna McGirt. Jill Richards has tallied the only other assist for the Tars. As a team, Rollins has fired off a total of 133 shots, which is ranked fifth in the SSC, averaging above 13 a game.

In net for the Tars, sophomore Kelly Rowswell has been a wall. The Windermere, Florida native has managed to make 55 saves on the season, which is ranked second in the conference, while also keeping five clean sheets. 

Eckerd: The Tritons sit in eighth place in the SSC standings, while defeating Saint Leo University, 1-0 in their latest contest. Eckerd is led by freshman standout Stephanie Linton, who has already totaled a team and SSC best seven goals this season. Paula Astiazaran has also found the back of the net twice this season, as well as adding two assists. Four other Tritons have recorded at least a goal this campaign, while three other Tritons have dished out at least two assists.

Between the pipes for Eckerd has been Casey Winn, who has started all seven matches in goal. The sophomore has recorded 37 saves, and has kept one clean sheet in a win against Saint Leo.   

Flagler: The Saints are undefeated as they head into their last six regular season matches, and come in ranked No. 5 nationally. Flagler's high powered offense is led by Charlene Nowotny and Fio Fustagno. Nowotny has registered nine goals, to go along with six assists, while Fustagno has chipped in another nine goals, as well as three assists. Myiah Russack-Cradeur has compiled 12 points on the season, with another six goals for the Saints. Another nine Saints have recorded at least one assist, for a team total of 26 on the year.

A pair of Saints have seen time in goal this season for Flagler. Sarah-Lisa Dubel has seen the majority of the minutes in the net, where she has started in 10 contests. The freshman has allowed only seven goals, while making 34 saves on 89 shots faced. Also getting in on the action, is junior Maddison Lipson, who has appeared in four matches this season, and has tallied one start for the Saints. The Jacksonville, Florida native has allowed just one goal, to go along with 10 saves, as well as recording one clean sheet.    

NOTES:

  • The Tars have the advantage in the all-time series against the Tritons, 14-10-1
  • Rollins leads the all-time series against the Saints, 10-4-3
  • This will be the second time this season the Tars will face-off with a nationally ranked opponent

NEXT:
The Tars will continue Sunshine State Conference play with a trip to Saint Leo on October 18, 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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