After winning every preseason game they played, the Rollins Women’s Soccer team played in their first home game—an exhibition match—on September 17 against the Eastern Florida Titans.
The Tars were up for the challenge to play the number-one ranked junior community college, despite the game being considered an exhibition match.
Kathryn O’Brien ‘19 cruised down the final third of the field, passing players left and right to score an early, unassisted goal in the ninth minute. For her skill, O’Brien has been named Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row.
The Tars continued to outshoot the Titans, but the second goal did not come until the 85th minute. Ali Jenkins ’17 raced down the right side of the field, and just as it seemed that the ball was going out, Jenkins saved it, passing it into the box where Sarah Buckley ’19 found the back of the net— 2-0.
On Wednesday, September 21, the Tars are back on the road to play the Tampa Spartans. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. This game will signal the start of the team’s regular season and will be their first game of the Sunshine State Conference.