LIMA, Peru (March 24, 2018) – The Rollins Men's Soccer team packed up and headed to South America for their 2018 Spring Break. The Tars participated in various activities, excursions, and even some friendly competition while in Peru.
The Tars took part in special activities while in the Land of the Incas. One of their expeditions included a mountain hike in which players were suspended from the side of a mountain with a harness, as well as some cave exploring that led to a beautiful waterfall located in the very center of the mountain. The Tars played tourist and took a grand tour of the city of Lima, that saw them visit the presidential palace, two historic churches, and the main town square of Lima. On off days, the team spent their free time relaxing by the beach, while others decided to try surfing in the Pacific Ocean.
While on the trip, the Tars took advantage of some talented, local competition. Their first two games included scrimmages against highly-talented private high school teams, and the third game was a group of older experienced players who had their dreams of becoming pro cut short, due to the need to provide for their families. In their final match, Rollins faced off against the reserve team of Allianz, the former Primera Division champion of Peru. The Rollins Men's team enjoyed the experience, as they came out with a 1-1 tie, but this is a game that none of them will ever forget.
CAPTAIN BEN GRANT'S THOUGHTS:
"Peru was amazing. It was my first time in South America...For some of the lads it was their first time leaving the country. It had everything you'd want from a spring break, beaches, surfing, friends and nightlife, with the added pleasure of soccer...all in a completely new culture. An unforgettable experience."
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