LAKELAND, Fla. (September 25, 2019) – The No. 23 Tars earned Head Coach Alicia Schuck her 100th career win with a nail biter, on the road, in the conference opener. Rollins will leave Lakeland with a 1-0 overtime victory over the Florida Southern Mocs. The Tars improve to 4-2-0, and 1-0-0 in Sunshine State Conference play. Florida Southern drops to 3-4-0, and 0-2-0 in SSC action.
Caitlin Quaempts and Courtney Chomko each took two shots, and each put one attempt on goal to lead the Moc offense.
Elena Beasley earned the clean sheet for Rollins, making three save in 94 minutes of action. Jenny Staten saw all the time in net for Florida Southern, making five saves and surrendering just the one goals.
Rollins outshot the Mocs, four to three in the first half. The Tars forced four saves from Staten, and earned six corner kicks, but could not turn their opportunities into goals.
Rollins would put another two shots on target in the second 45 minutes, while earning three more corners. However, again both defenses held firm and kept the opposition off the scoreboard.
Florida Southern started the overtime period with chances of their own, forcing a pair of saves from Beasley. It was also the freshman keeper who was initiated the game winner. Beasley blasted a ball over the heads of the Moc backline where Kathryn O'Brien was able to run under it. The senior sprinted into the box where she was tripped by a lunging Moc defender. Tran coolly stepped up to take the penalty and slotted the ball directly into corner of the goal, sealing the win for Rollins.
- Head Coach Alicia Schuck now holds a career record of 100-40-14.
- The Tars are now 30-2-0 all-time against the Mocs.
- Tran is now tied with Michaela Boyd, of Palm Beach Atlantic, for the most goals by a freshman in the SSC, with three.
The Tars return to Winter Park where they will take the Lynn Fighting Knights. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 28.