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Tars Look to Rebound Against Mocs

Tars Look to Rebound Against Mocs


Rollins (4-3) vs. Florida Southern (4-2-1)


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:30 p.m.


Barker Family Stadium - Winter Park, Fla.

The Tars will look to pick up their first win in SSC play on Wednesay, hosting Florida Southern. Fans that can't make it to the game can follow live stats and watch live HD video on the Geico Tars Sports Network on

ROLLINS AT A GLANCE: Last time out, Rollins hosted Florida Tech to open conference play last Saturday, eventually falling to the Panthers, 3-2, in double overtime. The loss snapped the Tars' two-game winning streak as they fell to 4-3 on the year. Grant Blackhurst and Marten Mueller scored for Rollins in the loss while Skyler Russell recorded two assists, taking over the team lead with four.

As a team, the Tars enter Wednesday averaging 1.86 goals per game, outshooting opponents, 118-84, through seven games. They are currently second in the SSC in total assists (15) and are fourth in points with 41.

Blackhurst currently sits 10th in the SSC in points per game (1.29) and is tied with Rob Crowley and Brett Durrance for the team lead in goals with three.

In goal, Julian Grundler is seventh in the conference in goals against average and shutouts.

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 279-133-24 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.

FLORIDA SOUTHERN AT A GLANCE: Last time out, Florida Southern hosted Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday, with both teams exploding for three goals in the second half en route to a 3-3 tie at Barnett Field. Jonathan Radvogin, Corey Mills and Edward Spansk each scored for the Mocs in the draw, with Radvogin finishing with a team high, three shots.

As a team, Florida Southern enters Wednesday second in the SSC in points (45), third in scoring offense (2.29 goals/game) and third in assists with 13.

Individually, Radvogin and Spansk are tied for eighth in the conference in goals with three apiece while Alex Cosio is tied for third in assists per game, averaging 0.57 per game.

In goal, Cole Clingerman is sixth in the SSC in goals against average, allowing 1.25 per game.

Now in his second season as head coach of the Florida Southern men's soccer team is Ryan Sniegoski, who is only the fifth person in the 58-year history of the program to hold that title. In his first season at Florida Southern, and his first as a collegiate head coach, Sniegoski led the Moccasins to a 5-8-2 overall record, and their first appearance in the SSC Tournament since 2006.

LAST MEETING: Rollins last met Florida Southern on October 16th of last season, defeating the Mocs, 7-1, behind seven different goal scorers.

NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS: The Tars will travel to Barry on Saturday, October 4th at 4:30 p.m.

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