PENSACOLA, Fla. (September 7, 2012) - Fresh off a 3-3 tie on road against fifth ranked Flager on labor day, No. 17 Rollins overcame an early one goal deficit to come back to beat West Florida, 2-1.
The match was a physical contest with the two teams combining for 42 fouls (Rollins - 28, UWF - 14) and seven yellow cards (Rollins - 3, UWF - 4).
The Argos struck first in the sixth minute when junior Fernando Silveira collected a pass at the top of the box from fellow junior Nick Salafrio, turned and snuck one inside the near post just out of the reach of a diving Tars keeper Keneil Baker. It was Silveira's first goal of the year.
The Tars would answer in the 32nd minute when sophomore Skyler Russell sent a corner kick towards the far post that freshman Walker Hume headed passed Argos keeper Ramon Sealy for his team leading third goal of the year.
It took almost 56 minutes of gameplay for Rollins to finally break the 1-1 tie. Russell collected a loose ball in the box and found fellow sophomore Evan Greenbaum alone inside the far post and Greenbaum buried it for what turned out to be the game winner with just over 90 seconds left.
With the win, the Tars improve to 2-0-1 while the Argos drop to 0-2-0. Baker recorded two saves while both Sealy and Steven Hermosa both collected one each for UWF.
The Tars will now return to Brosnaham Park on Sunday, Sept. 9 to square off with Young Harris at 10 a.m. Fans will be able to catch all the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.