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PREVIEW: Tars Host Florida Southern, Saturday

PREVIEW: Tars Host Florida Southern, Saturday

Rollins to Face Mocs in Sunshine State Conference Action


MATCH-UP:
RV/RV Rollins (7-3, 1-2 SSC) vs. RV/RV Florida Southern (7-5, 2-1 SSC)

LOCATION:
Cahall-Sandspur Field | Winter Park, Fla. | 1:00 pm

COVERAGE:       Live Stats  |  Video

RANKINGS:
USILA / Warrior and New Balance Division II Poll | Week 8 (4/1/19): Rollins – RV | Florida Southern - RV
NIKE/US Lacrosse Division II Top-20 | Week 7 (3/25/19): Rollins – RV | Florida Southern - RV

NATIONAL STATISTICAL RANKINGS:
Rollins  |  Florida Southern  |  Sunshine State Conference

SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE STANDINGS:

SCHOOL

CONF

CPCT.

OVERALL

PCT.

HOME

AWAY

NEUTRAL

STREAK

Tampa

3-0

1.000

9-4

0.692

5-2

2-1

2-1

W6

Lynn

2-1

0.667

7-3

0.700

6-1

1-1

0-1

W4

Saint Leo

2-1

0.667

7-4

0.636

5-1

2-2

0-1

L1

Florida Southern

2-1

0.667

7-5

0.583

5-2

2-2

0-1

L1

Rollins

1-2

0.333

7-3

0.700

3-0

4-3

0-0

W1

Florida Tech

1-2

0.333

5-3

0.625

2-1

2-2

1-0

L2

Palm Beach Atlantic

1-2

0.333

6-6

0.500

3-2

2-3

1-1

L3

Embry-Riddle

0-3

0.000

8-5

0.615

6-3

2-2

0-0

L3

SET-UP:
Coming off of a big upset victory over No. 14 Saint Leo University on Wednesday evening, the Rollins men's lacrosse team enters into the weekend with a record of 7-3 overall and 1-2 in Sunshine State Conference play.  The Tars will look to earn their second straight win on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Florida Southern to Cahall-Sandspur Field in an conference tilt.  The Moccasins make the trek to Winter Park after falling to Tampa by a final score of 17-11 on Wednesday, and hold onto a record of 7-5 and 2-1 in SSC action.  Game time against the Mocs is set for 1 p.m.  Fans who are unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network and on the Sunshine State Conference Digital Network, as well as with live stats on TarsStats.com.

TRACKING THE TARS:
Coming off of a big upset victory over the 14th-ranked Saint Leo Lions, the Tars will look to ride the momentum into Saturday afternoon against the Moccasins. Rollins, who received votes on both the USILA DII Poll as well as the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Top 20, are 3-0 when playing at home this season.  After 10 games played, Rollins has put up 139 goals, averaging 13.90 per game, and have added 76 assists.  Rollins averages 42.90 shots per game, and own a shot percentage of .324 as a team.

Ryan Dunn leads the team in goals with 30, and has added a team second best 10 assists for 40 points so far in his inaugural campaign with the Tars. Matching Dunn with points, and leading the team in assists, is senior Greg Taicher, who has earned 24 goals and 16 assists so far this season.  In the Tars' game at Lynn University, Taicher became the program's all-time leader in both points and assists, and after Wednesday's game against Saint Leo, is just three goals away from becoming the program's all-time leader in goals scored.  Behind Dunn and Taicher, Joey Cinque has netted 16 goals, followed by Tommy Keane with 13.  Kyle Sudol has earned 37 ground balls so far this year as he has won 64-of-121 faceoff attempts, followed by Cam Reeves with 29 ground balls as he has won 60-of-112 from the faceoff-x.  Evan Schimek has earned 29 ground balls, and leads the team in caused turnovers with 25.  After taking over the starting position a few games back, freshman goalie Will Eckert has played a total of 352:46 minutes in cage, earning 59 saves while allowing 57 goals.  Eckert has notched a save percentage of .509, and enters into Saturday's matchup with a goals against average of 9.69.

TRACKING THE MOCCASINS
Florida Southern, the Division II assists leader, received votes on both the USILA DII Poll as well as the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Top 20 this week.  After 12 games played, the Mocs have put up 191 goals and 136 assists, averaging 15.92 goals per game.  Florida Southern is averaging 48.58 shots per game, and own a shot percentage of .328.

Sean Nolan leads the Moccasins with 33 goals, followed by Kyle Silverstein with 26, and Jeff Atlas with 21.  Atlas has dished out a team best 35 assists, good for a team best 56 points, while both Joe Appio and Liam Winwood have contributed 18 assists apiece.  Austen Lison leads FSC with 72 ground balls as a long stick middie, followed by Kevin Horwitz, who has earned 56 while winning 130-of-216 faceoff attempts.  Lison also leads the team in caused turnovers with 32.  Maxwell Freestone has played a total of 613:09 minutes in goal, where he has earned 126 saves while allowing 114 goals.  Freestone holds onto a save percentage of .525, and has a goals against average of 11.16.

THE SERIES:
Rollins vs Florida Southern (3-8)

 

Date

Opponent

 

Score

 

Attend

Site

Notes

$

3/11/2009

At Florida Southern

L

5-11

 

177

Lakeland, Fla.

Deep South Conference Contest

$

2/13/2010

Vs Florida Southern

L

7-12

 

---

Orlando, Fla.

Deep South Conference Contest – played at Boone High School (Orlando, Fla.)

$$

4/13/2010

At Florida Southern

L

4-7

 

75

Lakeland, Fla.

Deep South Conference Tournament

$

2/11/2011

Vs Florida Southern

L

7-10

 

449

Orlando, Fla.

Deep South Conference Contest - Played at Boone High School (Orlando, Fla.)

$

2/22/2012

At Florida Southern

L

8-14

 

157

Lakeland, Fla.

Deep South Conference Contest

$

3/20/2013

FLORIDA SOUTHERN

W

10-7

 

378

Winter Park, Fla.

Deep South Conference Contest

*

3/1/2014

At Florida Southern

L

11-18

 

210

Lakeland, Fla.

Sunshine State Conference Contest

*

3/14/2015

FLORIDA SOUTHERN

L

14-17

 

403

Winter Park, Fla.

Sunshine State Conference Contest

*

4/9/2016

At Florida Southern

W

11-10

 

224

Lakeland, Fla.

Sunshine State Conference Contest

*

4/15/2017

FLORIDA SOUTHERN

L

8-9

 

407

Winter Park, Fla.

Sunshine State Conference Contest

*

4/7/2018

At Florida Southern

W

16-11

 

211

Lakeland, Fla.

Sunshine State Conference Contest

THE BREAKDOWN:
Overall: 3-8
$ Deep South Conference: 1-5
$$ DSC Tournament: 0-1
* Sunshine State Conference: 2-3
** SSC Tournament: 0-0
Home: 1-2
Away: 2-4
Neutral: 0-2

NOTES:

  • The Tars trail the all-time series with the Lions, 3-8, and are 1-2 against the Mocs when playing on their home field.
  • Senior attackman Greg Taicher is just three goals away from becoming the program's all-time leader in career goals scored.
  • With 65 career caused turnovers, Evan Schimek is 13 away from becoming the program's all-time leader in caused turnovers in a career.  Schimek needs to surpass Nick Scannapieco `13, who concluded his career with 77 caused turnovers.

NEXT:
The Tars return to action on Wednesday, April 10, when they take on the University of Tampa Spartans in a mid-week road matchup.  Game time against the Spartans is set for 8:00 pm.  Fans who are unable to attend the contest can follow all of the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSportsLive.com, as well as with live stats on TarsStats.com.

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