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PREVIEW: Tars Set for Second Straight Weekend on the Road

PREVIEW: Tars Set for Second Straight Weekend on the Road

Rollins Travels to Barry and Lynn for Weekend SSC Series


SCHEDULE:

Friday, September 28
vs. Barry University | 7:00 p.m. | Health and Wellness Center | Miami Shores, Fla.

Saturday, September 29
vs. Lynn University | 4:00 p.m. | de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.

RANKINGS:
AVCA Division II Coaches Poll Top 25: Week 5 | September 24, 2018 

SSC STANDINGS:
2018 Sunshine State Conference Volleyball Standings

LIVE COVERAGE:
Live Stats | Tars Sports Network on the SSC Digital Network

SET UP:
The Rollins volleyball team hits the road for the second-straight weekend, traveling to both Barry University and Lynn University for Sunshine State Conference match-ups.  Rollins squares off against the Buccaneers at the Health and Wellness Center on Friday, September 28, at 7 p.m., and then concludes their trip with a 4 p.m. match against the Fighting Knights on Saturday.  Live coverage is available with live stats on TarsStats.com as well as live video broadcasts on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSportsLive.com.

WHO TO WATCH:

Rollins:
The Tars enter into the weekend with a record of 3-10 and 1-5 in SSC action, and sit ninth in the conference standings.  Seven Tars have earned double-digit kill counts, led by Rachel Fletcher with 85.  Leslie Seda has amassed 73 kills, followed by Sam Schlesman with 67, Kerra Tirado with 65, Candace Doxey with 42, Madison Jenkins with 24, and Haley Driscoll with 15.  Sarah Konemann has tallied a team best 181 assists, followed by Rebecca Kuehn with 141.  Seda has notched a team best 12 aces so far this season, while Fletcher and Jessika Linnemeyer have earned 10 apiece.  Linnemeyer leads the team in digs wit 148, with Fletcher on her heels with 147.  In blocks, Schlesman leads the way with 40 total, while Tirado leads the team in solo blocks with three, adding them to her 36 assisted blocks for a team second best 39 total. 

Barry:
Barry holds onto a record of 13-1 overall, with a conference mark of 5-1, and currently sit third in SSC standings.  The Bucs' lone loss far this season was at the hands of then third-ranked Palm Beach Atlantic on September 18 by a final score of 3-1 (21-25, 25-15, 25-27, 20-25).  In 14 matches, Kristina Filimonova has earned a team best 149 kills, followed closely by Megi Buvinic with 146.  Bianca Pasca has amassed a team best 476 assists, averaging 10.58 per set, and is second best on the team I aces with 17.  Audren Rose leads the Bucs in aces with 18, as well as in digs with 259.  Buvinic follows with 128 digs of her own.  Stassy Samokhvalova holds onto a team high 39 total blocks, having earned 37 assisted and two solo blocks on the season.  Filimonova leads the team in solo blocks with seven, and has added 30 assisted for 37 total so far this season. 

Lynn:
The Fighting Knights enter into the weekend with a record of 8-5 and 2-4 in SSC play, good to them in seventh in conference standings.  Lynn will square up against eighth-ranked Tampa on Friday night before welcoming the Tars on Saturday afternoon.  After 13 matches played, Lynn is led by Sonja Udovcic with 203 kills, followed by Rafaela Fonseca with 165.  Isadora Nicolai has dished out 459 assists to lead the team, averaging 8.83 per set.  Marine Kinna leads the team in aces with 19, followed closely by Biatriz Souza Berti with 17 of her own.  Udovcic leads the team in digs with 200, while Kinna has earned 182, and Fonseca has tallied 167.  At the net, Lauren Odom has put up 44 total blocks, including 38 assisted and six solo blocks.  Marcella De Vuono follows close behind with 43 total, having put up a team best eight solo blocks and 35 assisted. 

NOTES:

  • The Tars hold onto a record of 18-24 overall against Lynn.  The first time the two teams matched up on the court was back in 1997.
  • Last time out against Lynn, Rollins fell in a five-set heartbreaker to the Fighting Knights (18-25, 25-18, 24-26, 26-20, 11-15) on November 17, 2017, in Boca Raton.
  • The last time Rollins defeated Lynn was on October 19, 2017, where the Tars earned a 3-2 (26-28, 25-22, 25-22, 15-6) in Warden Arena.
  • Rollins and Barry have matched up 62 times in program history, with the Bucs leading the all-time series, 26-36.
  • Last time out against Barry, The Tars trailed by two sets but came from behind to take down the Bucs by a final score of 3-2 (23-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-13) on November 11, 2017 in Warden Arena.  The win marked the second straight season the Tars earned a five-set victory over the Bucs in Warden Arena.

NEXT:
The Tars close out the month of September with one last road trip, traveling to Melbourne, Fla. to take on Florida Tech.  Game time against the Panthers is set for 7 p.m. in the Clemente Center.  Fans who are unable to support the Tars in person can follow all of the action live with live stats on TarsStats.com, as well as with a live broadcast on the Tars Sports Network.

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