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Rollins Holds on Late to Upset No. 5 Lynn

Rollins Holds on Late to Upset No. 5 Lynn
WINTER PARK, Fla. (September 20, 2014) -

The Tars jumped out to a two-goal lead on fifth-ranked Lynn and held on late on Saturday night, eventually securing a 2-1 upset victory.

With the win Rollins improves to 4-2 while the Fighting Knights pick up their first loss and fall to 5-1.

Alexis Martinez and Grant Blackhurst both scored in the win while freshman Matt Volk picked up his first two assists in his Rollins career.

Chris Hellman was the lone goal scorer for Lynn with Nicolas Mortensen picking up an assist.

In goal, freshman Julian Grundler played in best game in his short career, finishing with a career high, eight saves.

After a scoreless first half, where the Tars saw their top scorer Rob Crowley go down with an ankle injury, Rollins finally broke the scoreless tie in the 61st minute. Volk played a cross to Martinez just inside the top of the box and the sophomore ripped a shot that deflected through the box and eventually found the back of the net. It was Martinez's first goal of the year.

Blackhurst would then give the Tars a bit of breathing room, somehow able to beat Lynn keeper Max Schmidt through traffic in the box for his second score of the year.

The two-goal advantage would be short lived as the Fighting Knights came back less than a minute later when Hellman collected a rebound and converted on the empty net in the 75th minute.

Lynn would continue to pressure Rollins over the final 15 minutes but the Tars defense held and escaped with the win.

Rollins will open conference play on Saturday, Sept. 27 when they host Florida Tech at 4:30 p.m. Fans can watch all the action live in HD on the Geico Tars Sports Network on

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