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PREVIEW: Rollins Hosts Embry-Riddle on Senior Day

PREVIEW: Rollins Hosts Embry-Riddle on Senior Day

Tars Close out Regular Season Home Slate with SSC Match-Up Against First-Year Eagles


MATCH-UP:
RV/RV Rollins (5-6, 2-3 SSC) vs Embry-Riddle (1-10, 0-5 SSC)

WHERE:
Cahall-Sandspur Field | Rollins College | Winter Park, Fla.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 14, 2018 | 4:00 PM

COVERAGE:
VIDEO:  Tars Sports Network
STATS:  TarsStats.com

USILA Division II Coaches Poll:  Week of April 9, 2018  
NIKE/ US Lacrosse DII Men's Top-20: Week of April 9, 2018

SET-UP:
Entering into their final home game of the regular season, the Rollins men's lacrosse team is set to face first year program Embry-Riddle on Saturday evening in a SSC tilt at Cahall-Sandspur Field.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action live with free video on the Tars Sports Network on RollinsSports.com, as well as with live stats on TarsStats.com.  Prior to the contest, the Tars will be honoring the 2018 Rollins men's lacrosse senior class, Connor Ashton, Lucas Brush, Andrew Hoemann, Austin Jackson, Brett Portera, and Jeremy Slocumb.

The Tars received votes on both the USILA DII Coaches Poll, as well as on the NIKE/USL DII Top 20.  The Eagles do not appear on either poll. 

The Tars welcome the Eagles on Saturday for a SSC match-up, marking the first time the two teams will have met in official competition.  Rollins holds onto a record of 5-6 and 2-3 in Sunshine State Conference action, while the first year Eagles make the trip to Winter Park with an overall record of 1-10 and 0-5 in SSC play.  Embry-Riddle's lone win this season was back on March 13, in a 13-5 victory over Shorter.

TRACKING THE TARS:
Freshman Joey Cinque leads the Tars in goals this season, having scored 22 in 11 contests.  The West Palm Beach, Fla. native has added one assist for 23 points overall.  Greg Taicher has earned 19 goals and added eight assists for 27 points, while Jeremy Slocumb has scored 16 goals and earned a team high 13 assists for a team high 29 points.  Connor Ashton has hit his stride as of late, notching 10 goals and dishing out nine assists for 19 points in eight games played.  Leading the team in ground balls is freshman Kyle Sudol with 54, as he has won 113-of-207 faceoff attempts this season.  Lucas Brush has amassed 40 ground balls, followed by Evan Schimek with 26, and Taicher with 20.  Shimek has earned a team best 21 caused turnovers, while Brush has caused 16, and Chase Snyder has earned 11 CT's in his freshman campaign.  In goal, Andrew Hoemann has started all 11 contests, seeing a total of 612:18 minutes between the pipes.  Hoemann has earned 87 saves, and holds onto a save percentage of .439, while allowing 111 goals for a goals against average of 10.88.  Landon Salie has seen time in two contests, playing for a total of 54:37 minutes in goal.  Salie has earned 10 saves, good for a save percentage of .500, and has allowed 10 goals, holding onto a goals against average of 10.99.

TRACKING THE EAGLES:
Embry-Riddle has played 11 games so far this season, and are led in goals by Kyle Dalrymple with 15, while Alex Ruiz and Jacob Saccal have each scored 11, and Carlos Kinder has earned 10.  Joey Santella and Ian Heggbod have dished out a team best five assists apiece, while Dalrymple has earned three to lead the team with 18 points overall.  Ryan Manning has earned 46 ground balls, followed by Heggblod with 40, and Michael Forte with 32.  Heggblod has won 80-of-166 faceoff attempts, while Manning has won 31-of-78.  Forte leads the Eagles in caused turnovers with 22, while Charles Pollock has earned seven.  Jerry Wilson has seen the most time in goals, playing 500:22 minutes between the pipes.  Wilson has faced 311 shots, earning 87 saves for a save percentage of .439.  Wilson has also allowed 111 goals, and enters into the weekend with a goals against average of 13.31.

THE SERIES AND HISTORY:
Saturday's matchup marks the first time the two teams will meet in official competition. 

SSC STANDINGS:

SCHOOL

CONF.

CPCT.

OVERALL

PCT.

HOME

AWAY

NEUTRAL

STREAK

Florida Tech

5-0

1.000

8-4

0.667

5-1

2-3

1-0

W7

Saint Leo

4-0

1.000

10-1

0.909

6-0

3-1

1-0

W6

Tampa

3-1

0.750

11-3

0.786

6-0

5-1

0-2

W2

Lynn

2-3

0.400

9-4

0.692

5-1

3-3

1-0

W2

Florida Southern

2-3

0.400

7-6

0.538

4-3

3-3

0-0

L3

Rollins

2-3

0.400

5-6

0.455

4-2

1-4

0-0

L1

Palm Beach Atlantic

1-4

0.200

4-10

0.286

3-4

0-5

1-1

L4

Embry-Riddle

0-5

0.000

1-10

0.091

0-3

1-5

0-2

L5

NOTES:

  • The 2018 season marks the first official year of varsity competition for the Embry-Riddle men's lacrosse team.
  • The Tars are currently 4-2 when playing at Cahall-Sandspur Field.
  • When playing on the road, the Eagles are 1-5 this season.  Their lone victory was a 13-5 win over Shorter on March 13, 2018.
  • Senior Andrew Hoemann currently sits sixth in program record books for career saves with 90.
  • With 89 overall points, Greg Taicher currently sits fifth in program record books for career points. Taicher also sits fifth overall in career goals (62) and sixth in career assists (27).  He has also moved into program records for career ground balls with 63, good for 19th.
  • Jeremy Slocumb now sits in the program record books for overall points with 38, placing him 18th all-time.  He also ranks in career assists, having earned 19 to place him in 12th.  Slocumb has also earned 19 goals in his career, which places him in 20th in career goals standings. 
  • Connor Ashton has moved into 11th in program record books for career points (59), 14th for career goals (35), and has moved into seventh for career assists (24).
  • Lucas Brush has earned 145 ground balls, and sits fourth in program record books for ground balls in a career.  The Dublin, Ohio native is also currently fifth in program record books for career caused turnovers with 56.  He currently sits 21 CT's behind program leader Scannapieco, who amassed 77 in his career.
  • With 22 goals so far this season, freshman Joey Cinque has climbed into the program records for career goals, currently sitting 18th.
  • Evan Schimek currently sits seventh in program record books for career caused turnovers with 34. 
  • Roy Hansen has earned 23 caused turnovers in his career, good for 13th in program record books.
  • Austin Jackson also appears in the program record books for caused turnovers, amassing 24 in his career to place him 11th overall.
  • Key Individual Game Records to Watch in 2018:
    • Most points in a game: 7
    • Most goals in a game: 6
    • Most caused turnovers: 6
    • Most assists: 5
    • Most saves: 25
    • Most shots: 19
    • Most ground balls: 17
    • Most man-up goals: 4
    • Most man-down goals: 2
    • Most faceoffs won: 23

NEXT:
The Tars take to the field for their final game of the regular season on Saturday, April 21, when they travel to West Palm Beach to take on first year program Palm Beach Atlantic.  Game time against the Sailfish is set for 7 p.m.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action with links to live coverage available on RollinsSports.com.

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