Wednesday, October 10 vs. Eckerd | 7:00 p.m. | Barker Family Stadium – Winter Park, Fla.
Rollins sits in ninth place in the SSC, and need to go on a winning streak if they want to stay alive in the hunt for the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. The Tars, who are 7-5-0 overall, but just 1-5-0 in SSC play, will try to begin their turnaround against the Eckerd Tritons, who enter the week in seventh place in the SSC, and one spot out a postseason position. Eckerd currently holds a 4-6-1 mark, going 2-4-0 in conference action. The Tars played No. 2 Palm Beach Atlantic competitively last time out, but ultimately fell 1-0 after a Sailfish first half penalty kick. The Tritons are coming off their second conference win, and their biggest goal output of the year, a 4-2 victory over Saint Leo last time out. Both teams are hungry for a win, with the SSC Tournament looming in the distance.
WHO TO WATCH:
Rollins (7-5-0, 1-5-0 SSC):
The Tars have managed just two tallies in their last six contests. Rollins will look to Stefan Avram to return to his early season form. The senior sits fifth in the SSC with 17 points, eight goals and an assist, but has yet to earn a point in conference action. Damian Clarke and George New have each recorded seven points for Rollins. Logan Laskey picked up his first collegiate goal last week in the Tars first SSC win, a 1-0 victory over Tampa. The Tars have used three goal keepers on the year. Eidur Ivarsson saw all 180 minutes of action last week. The freshman has made 25 total saves, and leads the SSC with a .833 save percentage.
Eckerd (4-6-1, 2-4-0 SSC):
The Tritons are being outscored 20-18 on the year, and 12-9 in SSC play. Juan David Tejada leads the Eckerd attack, starting all 11 games so far, while tallying six goals, and three assists. His fifteen points rank seventh in the conference. Joining him in the Triton offense is Agustin Pertusso, with thirteen points on four goals and a team leading five assists. Pedro Galvao is the only other multi-goal scorer for Eckerd. David Ormiston has seen the majority of the time in net for the Tritons, allowing 1.82 goals per game in eight starts.
- Last year Ben Grant gave the Tars a 1-0 win over Eckerd with a score in double overtime, in St. Petersburg.
- Rollins is 19-4-1 all-time against the Tritons.
- The Tars must win to keep their hopes of a Sunshine State Conference Tournament berth alive.
After taking the weekend off Rollins will travel to Saint Leo to take on the Lions next Wednesday, October 17. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
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