The Rollins Tars men’s and women’s soccer teams had incredible beginnings to their seasons. No one expected less from either
team. There were definitely high expectations for the men’s team that earned second place in last year’s final – their game began at 5
p.m. and only 17 minutes later Daniel Salazar ‘13 scored the first goal of the season for Rollins.
The fans went wild as the first year-ridden crowd was excited for their first Tars soccer game, and they got what they were hoping
for. In the 75th-minute Nick Sowers ‘12 scored a goal to ease the tension or fear of a tie, even though throughout the game the Tars
dominated the field.
The defense was spearheaded by Keneil Baker ‘14 whose great saves led Rollins to victory against Florida Memorial.
The women’s game against Belmont Abbey was even more successful. The team managed to score three times throughout the
game while goalkeeper Michelle Dillingham ‘12 did not allow a single ball through. For first-year Allie Holly it was a very special
game; she scored her first goal during her first game ever. During the second half, Charlotte Murrell ‘12 scored the third and last goal
of the game, ushering in high expectations for the rest of the games this season. Everyone is hoping to bring home two first place trophies
this year. It is a great time to play soccer at Rollins!