In front of over 175 people, mostly Rollins supporters, the Tars found themselves down 1-0 early. The goal came courtesy of junior Tess Hagenlock in the 19th minute.
Rollins would come back to tie the score at 1-1 in the 29th minute when sophomore Courtney Reddig placed a perfect through ball to a streaking Brenna McKee that McKee buried in the back of the net. It was McKee's first goal since 2010 after sitting out all of last year with a knee injury.
The Roadrunners would regain the lead less than a minute later when Hagenlock collected a loose ball in the box and slid it past Tars keeper Mary Spring for her second goal of the day.
Metro St. would then pour it on, adding a goal by Karisa Price and then another by sophomore Abby Rolph off a penalty kick after a controversial foul call in the box on what appeared to be a clean tackle by senior defender Anita Cox.
Sophomore Azure Dorsey would close the deficit to 4-2 in the 75th minute but that was as close as it would get the rest of the way.
Roadrunner keeper Jordan Simkins recorded six saves in the contest compared to Spring's two.
Rollins outshot Metro St. 21 to 13 and took four corner kicks compared to two for the Roadrunners.
The Tars will be back in action Monday, Sept. 3 at Regis with kickoff set for 1 pm. Fans can follow the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com, which includes live audio and stats. Android users can listen live on the Rollins Sports app - an Apple version will be released soon. All mobile users can access live stats at TarsStats.com.