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PREVIEW: Tars Travel to Colorado For A Pair of Matches

PREVIEW: Tars Travel to Colorado For A Pair of Matches


Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Colorado Christian - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14 vs. Colorado Mesa – 1:30 p.m.


At Colorado Christian-  Live Stats | Video

Vs. Colorado Mesa-  -  Live Stats | Video


For the second time on the young season, the Tars will pack their bags and hit the road for a pair of games in Lakewood, Colo. Rollins (1-1) will open their two-game road trip with a contest against defending NCCAA National Champions Colorado Christian (2-2) on Tuesday, September 12, at 8:00 p.m. Two days later, the Tars will lace up once again, and take on the Mavericks of Colorado Mesa (2-2). Kick-off for that contest is set for September 14, at 1:00 p.m. The Tars will play both games at Trailblazer Stadium, 100 Kipling St. Lakewood, Colo. 80226.


Rollins: After dropping a hard-fought opening day loss to Mississippi College 1-0, the Tars bounced back in their second game of the campaign to knock off regional foe Lee University 1-0. Yaya Mbengue was credited with the game-winning goal, the first of her career as a Tar. As a team, the Tars offense is averaging over 10 shots a game.

The Rollins defense has given up just a single goal in two matches played. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Rowswell has made both starts for the Tars in the net, and has made eight saves on nine shots. She and the Tars defense recorded their first clean sheet of the season in their last game against Lee.

Colorado Christian: The Cougars are coming off of a tight 2-1 victory over Montana State University Billings on Sept. 10. Colorado Christian is led by Alyssa Regalado, and Mollie Monson, who both have two goals to their names. Five different Cougars have tallied at least one goal this season, and four different Cougars have generated an assist in their balanced attack. The Cougars offense is averaging 11.8 shots a game, and average 1.75 goals per game.   

On defense, Colorado Christian is holding teams to a 1.5 goals per game average. Between the pipes for the Cougars has been two freshmen in Ireland VanDyke, and Ashleigh Maguire. Maguire has got the nod for all four starts this season, but VanDyke leads the two in minutes played with 193.

Colorado Mesa: The Mavericks have gotten back on track after starting the season with two straight losses. They now find themselves on a two-game winning streak, with their most recent victory coming against Nebraska-Kearney, 2-0. Colorado Mesa is led by senior Amanda Wenzel, who has already scored two goals this season. Alexis Allad and Lauren Thompson have also added their name to the scoresheet this season, with one goal apiece. Leading the way for the Mavericks in the assist column is junior Mackenzie King, who has dished out two assists.

Colorado Mesa's Defense has not given up a goal in two games, and they have only been scored on four times this season. In the net for the Mavericks has been Jessica Jolley, the freshman has recorded two clean sheets in her first two starts. Also, seeing time in the net for the Mavericks has been Abby Steers and Emily Signorio.   


  • This will be the first ever meeting between Rollins and Colorado Christian University, as well as the first matchup between Rollins and Colorado Mesa
  • This will be Colorado Christian's first season as a full member of the NCAA Division II, they were named NCCAA National Champions last year
  • The Tars home opener against Minnesota-Crookston was cancelled because of hurricane Irma, and will not be rescheduled


The Tars will return to open up Sunshine State Conference play at Florida Southern on September 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Fans can follow all the action live on the Tars Sports Network. For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins women's soccer team, fans can visit  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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