WINTER PARK, Fla. (September 25, 2019) – The Tars came back from a two goal second half deficit to grab a point in their Sunshine State Conference opener, under the lights at Barker Family Stadium. With the draw Rollins moves to 1-3-1 overall and 0-0-1 in conference action. The Mocs now sit at 1-2-3 overall, and 0-0-2 in SSC play.
Jocab Ling-Vannerus scored both goals for Florida Southern, while James Meehan picked up a helper for the Mocs.
Maximillian Obermeier had a solid night for Rollins making four saves, including two in overtime, playing the full 110 minutes for Rollins. AJ Pearce made two saves in net for the Mocs.
Rollins doubled up the Mocs in shots, six against three, and corner kicks, four against two, in the first half, but failed to convert their opportunities. Ling-Vannerus got the scoring going finding the back of the net after a cutting run from Meehan ended with a simple square pass his wide-open teammate on the back post. The senior had an easy finish, alone with the keeper. Florida Southern would take the 1-0 lead into the locker room.
Ten minutes into the second half the Mocs would double their lead. Ling-Vannerus this time made a slicing run of his own and buried his second goal in the side netting. Rollins finally got on the board courtesy of a set piece opportunity. The Tars were able to sustained pressure before the ball fell to Nagy in the middle of the field. The sophomore saw Adams near the corner of the penalty box and fed a pass to his feet. The Flower Mound, Texas native squared up his defender before sending missile over the outstretched glove of the keeper and into the net, halving the Moc lead. Rollins would equalize just past the hour mark. Koliniatis lifted a free kick toward the back post where a mass of bodies went attacked the ball. Adomakoh got the slight deflection putting the ball beyond a frozen Pearce to tie the game. Neither team could find a regulation winner as the game went into the extra period.
Each team took a pair corners in the overtime, while Florida Southern took six shots to Rollins three. Maximillian Obermeier made two saves to keep the game going, one in each overtime period. However, no one could make the decisive play, as the game ended in a draw.
- Dominic Adomakoh has doubled his career goal totals in the Tars last two matches.
- A total of eight yellow cards were issued in the contest, four to each team.
- The assist for Tyler Nagy was his first point of the 2019 season.
The Tars travel south to take on No. 5 Lynn in their next contest. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, in Boca Raton.