DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 16, 2019) – The Tars won a high scoring affair on the road to pick up their second Sunshine State Conference victory of the season. Rollins came from behind to down Embry-Riddle 4-2. The Tars improve to 3-5-2 overall and 2-2-2 in SSC play. The Eagles drop to 3-6 overall, and 2-4-0 in conference action.
Georgios Koliniatis led the Rollins offense on the night. The freshman tallied two goals and one assist for the Tars. Kevin Da Rocha Figueira and Dominic Adomakoh also found the back of the net. William Centeno, Tyler Nagy, Christian Adams, and Michael Landau all joined Koliniatis with assists.
Tim Frederik Lange registered both Embry-Riddle scores, while Teddy West earned two assists for the Eagles.
Maximillian Obermeier made two saves, playing the full 90 minutes for the Tars. His counterpart Jack Crichton made six saves, while allowing four goals.
The Eagles would light the scoreboard first, tallying in the seventh minute. A West free kick found Lange's head, as the ball bounced beyond Obermeier. Rollins would equalize in the 13th minute. William Centeno would sky a cross in toward the back post. The ball lifted over the Eagle defense and found Da Rocha who dove to send a header onto bottom corner of the net. The teams would head into the locker room knotted 1-1.
The Tars would score first in the second half, tallying off a corner kick in the 68th minute. Landau delivered the corner kick to the near post where Adams met the with his head ball and flicked it on to Koliniatis's feet. The freshman tapped the ball into net, giving Rollins the 2-1 lead. The Eagles would even the game at 2-2 in the 75th minute. A free kick was sent into the box, and a Rollins clearing header could not get the ball all the way out, as it fell to Lange. His shot deflected off a Rollins player and beyond Obermeier.
The Tars would not stay down for long, however, regaining the lead in the 77th minute. Jari Polm lofted a ball into the box, Koliniatis ran under the pass and touched the ball to Adomakoh. The junior then redirected the ball across the face a goal and behind a helpless Crichton. Koliniatis's second goal would seal the match away just minutes later. Tyler Nagy made a slicing run through the midfield before placing a perfectly weighted pass to the freshman running behind the Eagle backline. Koliniatis was alone with the keeper, and deftly chipped the ball over the charging Crichton, giving Rollins a two goal lead they would not surrender.
- Four goals is the biggest offensive output of the season for Rollins, and the most goals the Tars have scored since a 5-0 win over Trinity Baptist on September 14 of last season.
- With the win Rollins jumps Embry-Riddle, and two other teams, rising from ninth to fifth in the SSC standings.
- With a career high two goals Georgios Koliniatis takes over the team lead with 10 total points this year, coming on four goals and two assists.
After taking the weekend off, the Tars will host SSC leading Florida Tech next time out. Kickoff against the Panthers in set for Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m.