Tuesday, September 11 vs. Southeastern | 6:00 p.m. | Barker Family Stadium – Winter Park, Fla.
Friday, September 14 vs. Trinity Baptist | 7:00 p.m. | Barker Family Stadium – Winter Park, Fla.
The Tars return to Winter Park with their record still unblemished, following a pair of convincing road victories over West Florida and Spring Hill. Rollins will now prepare for Southeastern and Trinity Baptist, as they close the nonconference portion of their schedule. Southeastern enters the week on back-to-back wins, and with an overall record of 4-1-0. Trinity Baptist is still looking for their first victory of the season, as they sit at 0-5-1 overall.
WHO TO WATCH:
Stefan Avram has been an offensive force for Rollins to open the 2018 campaign. The senior forward has tallied six goals in four games, adding an assist for a total of 13 points, most in the Sunshine State Conference. The Orlando native has won the first two SSC Offensive Player of the Week Awards of the 2018 campaign. Damian Clarke has found the back of the net three times, tying him for fourth in the conference. George New leads the Tars and sits second in the SSC with three assists. Christian Adams and Andre Nansen have each registered a pair of helpers. Freshmen Eidur Ivarsson and Abdiel Martinez have split the opening four games in goal, while each has one an SSC Defensive Player of the Week Award. Ivarsson tallied 10 saves in his two wins, while Martinez saved eight shots, including six in an upset win over No. 18 Wingate.
The Fire are averaging over two goals a game to start their 2018 season. Southeastern shutout Middle Georgia State and Missouri Baptist last weekend in Lakeland, sweeping their games at the SEU Invitational. Henrique Bruno and Jake Van Der Luit pace the Fire offense, both tallying eight points. Bruno, a transfer from Grand View University, has scored twice and leads the team with four assists. Van Der Luit, a senior, has scored a team high three times, with one assist. Jorge Navarrete has seen every minute on goal for the Fire.
The Eagles have been outscored 27-9 through their first six games of 2018, which includes an 8-1 loss at Keiser, and a 6-0 loss against SSC foe Florida Southern. Joseph Nava has tallied three goals, and one assist, for a total of seven points, all team bests. Naisier Guanipa has tallied twice, while four other eagles have found the net once. Kyle Aultman has seen all of the action in net for Trinity Baptist, making 31 saves.
- Last season the Tars defeated Southeastern 2-1; Ben Grant scored both goals.
- The Tars are 4-0 all-time against the Fire.
- This will be Rollins' first matchup against Trinity Baptist.
Rollins will now turn their attention to the Sunshine State Conference. The Tars travel to Lakeland for a battle with Florida Southern on Wednesday, September 19, kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
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