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No. 3 Rollins Turns Sights to UAH on Sunday

No. 3 Rollins Turns Sights to UAH on Sunday


No. 3 Rollins (2-1) at Alabama-Huntsville (2-1)


Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.


Brosnaham Park - Pensacola, Fla.

The Tars will look to ride the momentum of Friday nights' win over No. 18 UWF on Sunday, playing Alabama-Huntsville at a neutral site in Pensacola. Fans that can't make it to the game can follow live stats and listen to live audio on the Geico Tars Sports Network on

ROLLINS AT A GLANCE: The third-ranked Tars are fresh off a 1-0 shutout of No. 18 West Florida on Friday night. Senior Rob Crowley provided the scoring in the win, his team leading third of the year, while freshman keeper Julian Grundler posted his first career clean sheet.

Behind Crowley, both Brett Durrance and Grant Blackhurst have one goal each while four players are tied for the team lead with one assist.

Grundler has played every minute in goal in his first season with Rollins, posting a goals against average of an even one goal per game and has recorded five saves.

The winningest coach in Rollins soccer history, Dr. Keith Buckley is in his 24th year at the helm of the Tars program in 2014. His career record of 277-131-24 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 won four Sunshine State Conference Championships, three SSC tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament eight times.

ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE AT A GLANCE: UAH picked up its second win over a Sunshine State Conference team in as many games on Friday, defeating Florida Southern 1-0.

It was a score as time was winding down in the first half that provided UAH with the win, as freshman Daniel Buchanan recorded his first collegiate goal with just 34 seconds remaining in the period. A strong defensive effort by the Chargers would ensure that the goal would stand as UAH did not allow a single shot on goal by the Mocs en route to posting the team's second straight clean sheet.

Kyle Simmons leads the Chargers with two goals and is tied with two others for the team lead in assists with one. Buchanan and Mitch Wilson both have one goal each through three games.

Michael Winstone has played every minute in goal, allowing three goals through three games with six saves.

Matt Watts is in his second season at the helm of the UAH men's soccer program. During his first year with the Chargers, Watts produced a stunning turnaround, guiding the Chargers to a 10-7-1 record after the squad had won just one game in the 2012 year, finishing third in the GSC.

THE SERIES: Rollins leads the all-time series 4-1. The Chargers and Tars played the first time in 1974 and did not play again until UAH's 2-1 victory in 2005, and the last time the two teams squared off was 2008 when Rollins won 3-0.

NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS: The Tars will host Embry-Riddle at Barker Family Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 7 p.m.

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