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Tars Upended by Eagles

Tars Upended by Eagles

FINAL SCORE:
Rollins (8-4-1, 5-4-0 SSC) – 0
Embry-Riddle (2-7-2, 1-6-1 SSC) – 1 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 21, 2017) – The Tars dominated everywhere except on the scoreboard in a Sunshine State Conference showdown with Embry-Riddle.  The Tars failed to find the back of the net in the loss, falling 1-0, and moving their record to 8-4-1 overall, and 5-4-0 in SSC play.  The Eagles pick up their first conference win as they improve to 2-7-2 overall, and 1-6-1 in SSC action. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:
First Half: The Eagles got on the board early as Shane Butler found himself on a break away, and was able slide the ball passed Tars' keeper Drew Trautmann.  From that point on Rollins picked up the pressure, taking seven first half shots, while Embry-Riddle only managed one more.  Rollins put three attempts on net, while both the Eagles shots were on target.  The Tars also earned four corners to Embry-Riddle's zero.

Second Half: The Tars only intensified their pressure in the second 45.  Rollins sent eight shots at the Eagle goal, as most of the period was played in the Tars offensive half.  Rollins earned another six corners, giving them 10 for the evening, and put two shots on goal.  Junior captain Johnny Nartowicz had perhaps the Tars best chance of the second half, but an Eagle defender bailed his team out with a defensive save in the 89th minute.  Ultimately the Tars could not make their pressure pay-off, falling 1-0. 

NOTES:

  • The Tars are now 19-4-1 all time against the Eagles.
  • Three of the Tars' four SSC losses have come on the road.
  • Head Coach Keith Buckley moves to 314-152-30, as he is in his 27th season at the helm of the Rollins soccer program. 

UP NEXT:
The Tars will close out their regular season by hosting the Florida Tech Panthers on Tuesday, October 24, kickoff is set for 7 p.m. 

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