DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 20, 2018) – Rollins fell on the road at Embry-Riddle, in a highly competitive Sunshine State Conference match. Rollins falls to 6-2-5 overall and 4-2-2 in SSC play. Embry-Riddle moves over .500 to 7-6-0 overall, and 5-4 in conference action.
Sarah Buckley tallied her team leading fifth goal of the season from the penalty spot. Kelly Rowswell made four saves for the Tars, in goal. The Eagles got goals from Emmie Johansson, and Stina Naess Berge, while Eva Jonsdottir earned the assist. Dana Ruchti saw the full 90 minutes in net, making three saves.
Both teams struggled to create offensive chances in the first 45 minutes. Both teams took just two shots in the period, with the Eagles putting one on net. Embry-Riddle got on the board first, just three minutes into the second frame. A Jonsdottir corner kick fell to the feet of Johansson, who back-heeled the ball in the goal. Kathryn O'Brien drew a foul in the box just after the hour mark, and Buckley blasted home the spot kick to tie the game. With just over ten minutes remaining the Eagles were awarded a controversial penalty of their own, which they put in the net to seal the match.
Rollins will continue the SSC grind with a match against Florida Tech on Tuesday, October 23. Kickoff against the Panthers is set for 7 p.m. at Barker Family Stadium.
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