No. 5 Rollins (1-0) vs. Flagler (1-0-1)
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Saints Field - St. Augustine, Fla.
Rollins will hit the road for the first time in 2014, traveling north to Flagler. Fans that can't make it to the game can listen to live audio on the Geico Tars Sports Network on RollinsSports.com.
ROLLINS AT A GLANCE: Last time out, the fifth-ranked Tars fell behind early but overcame the 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat Anderson, 3-1.
Senior Rob Crowley and juniors Grant Blackhurst and Brett Durrance each scored their first goals of the season while Crowley also added an assist. Reigning SSC freshman of the year, Tosan Popo, added an assist and took three shots. In goal, freshman Julian Grundler earned his first career win, making four saves while playing the full 90 minutes.
Of the 11 newcomers to this year's team, four made their Rollins debut in the win: Grundler, Tomas Coulter, Fritz Engel and Matt Volk.
The winningest coach in Rollins soccer history, Dr. Keith Buckley enters his 24th year at the helm of the Tars program in 2014. His career record of 276-130-24 is the 34th best in the history of NCAA Division II men's soccer and ranks 21st among active coaches. In the past decade, Buckley's Tars have posted a record of 146-52-14, won four Sunshine State Conference Championships, three SSC tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament eight times.
FLAGLER AT A GLANCE: After being picked to finish third in the Peach Belt Conference preseason poll, the Saints have opened their 2014 season with a record of 1-0-1.
Flagler has outscored opponents 6-2 through two games and are averaging nearly 19 shots per game. Jonny Cosgrove leads the Saints with three goals while Marco Warren and Simeon Wickli each have a goal and an assist.
Warren returns after earning second-team Daktronics All-Southeast Region honors last season, starting 13 matches and finished with seven goals and had four assists for a total of 18 points. He was also earned Disney Soccer/NSCAA Division II National Player of the Week (Oct. 22).
In goal, Lex Craggs has played every minute, allowing a pair of goals and has made 10 saves.
John Lynch is now in his 16th year at the helm of the men's soccer program at Flagler College and has a career mark of 175-141-30 in 18 seasons. In four seasons in the Peach Belt Conference, Flagler has posted a 30-8-4 record in the Peach Belt since joining the league in 2009.
LAST MEETING: Rollins and Flagler last met on September 11, 2013 with then No. 7 Rollins knocking off No. 4 Flagler in Winter Park by a final score of 3-2.
NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS: The Tars will travel to No. 18 West Florida on Thursday, September 12th at 8:30 p.m.