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Rollins Hosts PBA for Senior Day on Tuesday

Rollins Hosts PBA for Senior Day on Tuesday

Matchup:

Rollins (9-4-1) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic (6-5-3)

When:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6 p.m.

Where:

Barker Family Stadium - Winter Park, Fla.

Now winners of four in a row, Rollins welcomes PBA to Winter Park for senior day on Tuesday. Fans that cant make it to the game, can watch live on the Geico Tars Sports Network on RollinSports.com


ROLLINS AT A GLANCE: Last time out, Down early, Rollins fired back with two goals late in the first half and held on late on Saturday night, defeating Tampa, 2-1, to close out conference play. Matt Volk and Tosan Popo each scored in the victory while Popo, Brett Durrance and Skyler Russell each added an assist. In goal, Julian Grundler played the full 90 minutes in his first game back from injury, finishing with three saves.

As of Tuesday, the Tars are averaging an even two goals per match and are seventh in the country in assists per game, averaging 2.43 per game.

Durrance leads the team with six goals with two games remaining on the schedule while Russell is 12th in Division II with a team best eight assists.

Grundler has posted a goals against average of 1.49 in his first year as a Tar with 45 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 284-134-25 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.

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC AT A GLANCE: Last time out, Palm Beach Atlantic and Florida Tech met on Saturday evening at Rick Stottler Field. While the action was competitive throughout a victor could still not be decided as the two teams settled for a 0-0 score through double overtime. PBA goalkeeper Steeven Raymont led a determined PBA defensive effort as the junior made three saves in 110 minutes of action.

Entering Tuesday's action, the Sailfish are averaging 2.07 goals per match, scoring a total of 29 goals, 53rd most in the country.

Daniel Pena is tied for the team lead with four goals and leads the team with four assists. Lucas Kuscevic is tied with Pena with four goals while Jermaine Metz and Lucas DaSilva are tied for second on the team with three goals each.

Brian McMahon was named the new head coach of the Palm Beach Atlantic men's soccer program on February 11, 2014. Coach McMahon has over 20 years of collegiate coaching and playing experience with a resume that includes coaching stints at Belhaven (Miss.) University and Greenville (Ill.) College.

LAST MEETING: Rollins defeated PBA, 5-0, back on Oct. 23 of last season on the road.

NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS: The Tars will close their regular season in a non-conference game at Saint Leo on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

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