Wednesday, October 9 at Saint Leo | 7:00 p.m. | Saint Leo Soccer Field – Saint Leo, Fla.
Saturday, October 12 at Palm Beach Atlantic | 6:00 p.m. | Marshall and Vera Rinker Athletic Campus – West Palm Beach, Fla.
The Tars, who stayed undefeated in Sunshine State Conference play with a convincing win over Eckerd last time out, look to keep rolling, as they continue SSC play with two games this week. The Tars will first head west to face Saint Leo midweek, then travel down south to battle Palm Beach Atlantic over the weekend.
WHO TO WATCH:
No. 11 Rollins (6-2-0, 3-0-0 SSC):
The Tars scored three first half goals in their win over the Tritons last weekend, including two from Kathryn O'Brien, and Kayla Crosby's first career tally. The win propelled the Tars to the cusp of the top-10 on the United Soccer Coaches National Poll, where Rollins sits at No. 11 this week.
Rollins is currently third in the SSC, scoring 2.625 goals per game, and 21 goals scored. O'Brien leads the Tars and sits fifth in the conference in goals scored, with 6, and points, with 15. The senior's three game winning tallies are tops in the SSC. Chynna McGirt has tallied 11 points on the year, coming on three goals, and a conference leading five assists. Sarah Buckley and freshman sensation Bailey Tran have each found the back of the net three times as well, while O'Brien, Buckley, Hannah Menard, and Molly Von Eschenbach have each registered three assists. Elena Beasley is fourth in the SSC with a .806 save percentage. The freshman has made 29 saves, while holding two shutouts.
Saint Leo (5-3-1, 2-0-0 SSC):
The Lions are also unbeaten in SSC action, having downed Palm Beach Atlantic, 3-2, and Eckerd, 2-1, in their last two contests. Saint Leo's only home blemish came from a 2-0 defeat against then No. 8 Flagler.
Carolina Solis-Deleon paces the Lion offense with three goals on the year, giving her a share of the team lead with six total points. Rebecca Anderson also enters the week on six points, coming in the form of two goals and two assists. Briana Yamamoto has dished out three helpers to lead the Lions, and tie for tenth in the SSC. Julia Ortiz has seen most of the action in net for the Lions, making 39 saves, and maintaining a .796 save percentage.
Palm Beach Atlantic (4-3-0, 1-2-0 SSC):
The Sailfish will be looking to end a two-match losing streak this week. Palm Beach Atlantic fell at home to Saint Leo, 3-2, and on the road against Tampa, 1-0. The Sailfish will travel to Nova Southeastern midweek before hosting Rollins over the weekend.
Michaela Boyd leads the Palm Beach Atlantic attack with three goals on the season. The freshman has one game winner, and leads the Sailfish with eight shots on target. Karina Williams is tied with Boyd for the team lead with six points, registering two goals and a team leading two assists. Kylee Rullo and Carrie Jones have each found the back of the net twice to round out the Palm Beach Atlantic goal scorers. Madison Chiola has seen the majority of the time in net for the Sailfish, recording 26 saves, and maintaining a .87 goals against average.
- Last season the Tars and Lions fought to a 1-1 draw; Sarah Buckley scored the Tars only goal. All-time the Tars lead the series against the Lions 19-7-2.
- Rollins took a 1-0 decision from the Sailfish last season, with Kathryn O'Brien scoring the game's only goal. Overall, Rollins is 12-1-2 against Palm Beach Atlantic.
- With her next goal Kathryn O'Brien will take sole possession of sixth place on the Tars all-time scoring list.
The Tars will return home to take on the Embry-Riddle Eagles on Wednesday, October 16. Kickoff from Barker Family Stadium is set for 7 p.m.