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Rollins Stumbles in Season Finale

Rollins Stumbles in Season Finale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 5, 2019) – The Tars dropped their second consecutive Sunshine State Conference match, falling 3-0 on a trip to Nova Southeastern. The No. 20 Tars end the regular season at 11-4-0 overall, and 8-2-0 in conference play.  The Sharks improve to 13-2-1 overall, and 7-1-1 in SSC action, with one game remaining.

Sarah Buckley led the Rollins attack, taking three shots and putting one on target.  The Tars only managed two shots on goal over the full 90 minutes.

The Sharks got a pair of tallies from Jessica Bonenclark and one from Hannah Christophe.  Emma Keikkila, Emily O'Connell, and Myriah Troutman each registered assists.

Elena Beasley made a pair of saves, playing the full 90 minutes in net for the Tars.  Shannon Hearty made a two saves, holding the shutout for Nova Southeastern.

The first half was scoreless, as the teams entered the locker room tied 0-0.  The Sharks would strike first in the 55th minute, with O'Connell slotting a through ball to Christophe who touched the ball around the keeper for the score.  Bonenclark doubled the lead with her first goal of the game in the 70th minute, coming off an assist from Keikkila.  With Rollins pushing forward, Nova Southeastern iced the game away with Bonenclark's second in the 75th minute, making the score to 3-0.

Notes:

  • The Tars drop to a tie for first in the SSC standings. Conference Tournament seeding will be decided after Nova Southeastern's final game later this week.
  • Rollins ends 2019 with eight conference wins, a program record.
  • Rollins can still win a share of the SSC regular season championship, or finish as low as third in the SSC standings.

Up Next:
The Tars will wait to learn their SSC Tournament seeding.  Postseason play begins with the SSC Tournament Quarterfinals next Monday, November 11. 

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