PENSACOLA, Fla. (September 7, 2012) - After taking a one goal lead early in the second half, Rollins gave up two unanswered goals down the stretch and dropped a heartbreaker to West Florida Friday evening, 2-1.
After both teams were held scoreless in the first half, the Tars wasted no time coming out of the break. After a foul just outside the corner of the box, sophomore Courtney Reddig blasted a free kick just inside the far post in the 47th minute to break the tie. It was the Fayetteville, Ga. native's second goal of the year.
Twenty minutes later, a bad break for the Tars knotted things up once again at 1-1. Senior Rachel Cutts sent a free kick from 40 yards out towards the box and what seemed to be a routine save for keeper Mary Spring was anything but, causing her to lose her balance and back pedal just far enough for the ball to cross the goal line and Cutts was credited with the goal.
What turned out to be the game winner for the Argos came in the 85th minute. Freshman Shanice Monteith collected a pass at the top of the box from junior Sashana Campbell, turned and fired just under the crossbar, out of the reach of Spring, and into the back of the net. It was Monteith's second goal of the season.
In the loss, Rollins outshot UWF 14-9 and took five corner kicks compared the Argos' one. Spring recorded three saves while UWF keeper Sarah Story collected just one.
The Tars will now return to Brosnaham Park in Pensacola, Fla. Sunday, Sept. 9 to meet North Georgia. Fans will be able to catch all the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.