And the season has begun! September 4 at 7 pm the stands were filled with supporting Tar’s fans cheering on their Men’s Soccer players for the first game of the season. Playing Anderson University, from South Carolina, the game was a close one with Anderson up 1-0 at halftime with a goal by Brad Du Plooy. After the half time period, Rollins came back strong scoring 3 goals ultimately winning the game. Goals were scored by Rob Crowley, Grant Blackhurst, and Brett Durrance. With a great first win of 3-1, the Tar’s are looking towards a great upcoming season.
I talked to sophomore Alexis Martinez on his thoughts for the upcoming season. He shared, “The team is looking great! Starting the season 1-0 is always a good thing. Our seniors showed great leadership and made sure we kept our heads high after being down 1 early. We displayed great composter as a team and never hung our heads. Yolo.”
Overall, we have high aspirations for the team this year. With 9 new freshman playing their first games at the collegiate level, we expect to see some great new talent on the field. The next home game is September 17 at 7pm against Embry- Riddle so come out and support! Go Tars!