KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 4, 2018) – Rollins men's soccer jumped into the United Soccer Coaches National Poll after two wins in their opening weekend of play. Rollins settles at No. 25 in the rankings.
The Tars upset then No. 18 Wingate in their first game of the season by a score of 2-1. Stefan Avram scored both goals against the Bulldogs, who received votes in the poll. Rollins then bested Regis, also by a score of 2-1. Avram and freshman goalkeeper Abdiel Martinez picked up SSC Player of the Week honors for their efforts.
Sunshine State Conference rival Lynn jumped up from the second spot to the No. 1 position. Midwestern State, Ohio Valley, Simon Fraser, and Young Harris each catapulted up the poll to round out the top five. Palm Beach Atlantic held steady at No. 9, while Barry received votes to complete the SSC contingent. Tampa, who was ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll, fell out of the rankings.
For their next match Rollins will take to the road for the first time in 2018. The Tars will head to Pensacola, Florida, where they will take on the West Florida Argonauts at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 7. Rollins will then head to Spring Hill for a Sunday afternoon contest; the Badgers received votes in the week one poll.
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