ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 17, 2012) - 24th ranked Rollins (9-4-1, 6-1-0) battled back from an early one goal deficit to defeat the Eckerd Tritons Wednesday evening in St. Petersburg, 2-1.
The Tritons took the early lead on the sixth goal of the season by Dana Treat. In the 31st minute, Eckerd's Emily Johnson sent the throw in from the near sideline in the Tars defensive third right to the head of Treat, who headed it near post for the goal.
The Tars would find the equalizer fifteen minutes into the second period when senior Anita Cox converted her third penalty kick in as many tries. Sophomore Azure Dorsey earned the penalty when she was taken down in the box after splitting the Triton defense and found herself one on one with the Eckerd keeper.
The game winner then came in the 65th minute off the foot of Taylor Thigpen. The Tars won a corner and quickly played it in to sophomore Brenna McKee who found Thigpen at the top corner of the box. Thigpen collected and blasted a shot from 25 yards out into the right side netting for her second goal of the season.
In the Win, Rollins outshot Eckerd 14-3 and took nine corners compared to two for the Tritons.
Mary Spring recorded two saves, playing every minute in goal, earning the victory.
The Tars will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 20th when they travel to Nova Southeastern for a non-conference match. Fans can follow along with all the action live on the Tars sports network at RollinsSports.com.