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Tars Upset Bid Falls Short Against No. 18 Spring Hill

Tars Upset Bid Falls Short Against No. 18 Spring Hill

WINTER PARK, Fla. (September 15, 2019) – The Tars battled No. 18 Spring Hill, and created a number of chances to earn the victory, but ultimately fell to the Badgers on home turf Sunday afternoon.  Rollins falls to 0-2-0 overall on the year, while Spring Hill improves to 2-1-0. 

Kevin Da Rocha Figueira scored his first goal of 2019 to lead Rollins attack.  The senior took three shots, putting two on frame.  Michael Landau earned his first Rollins point with an assist on the score.  Dominic Adomakoh, Georgios Koliniatis, and Landau each took two shots for Rollins. 

The Badgers all-time goals leader Alexander Lipinski led the Spring Hill offense with a goal and an assist, while Joao Amaral tallied the game winner for the Badgers. 

Maximillian Obermeier made three saves in the full 90 minutes for Rollins.  Barou Ndaw started for the Badgers, making one save in the first half.  Alessandro Erdelyi then took his spot for the second 45 minutes, making four key saves for Spring Hill. 

Lipinksi got the scoring started in the 10th minute, finding the back of the net from the penalty spot to put the Badgers up 1-0.  After conceding Rollins settled into the game and finally equalized in the 25th minute.  Landau lofted a corner kick to the back post where Da Rocha went up to meet in.  The Venezuelan sent the ball back across the cage, off the cross bar and in. 

The Tars dominated play on the second half, generating a number of chances to go in front.  However, it was Spring Hill that would pull ahead once again.  This time Lipinski was the creator, driving a cross in front of the Rollins goal to a charging Amaral.  The Tars picked up the offensive pressure, and had a number of chances to equalize again.  Da Rocha rung the cross bar, and a pair of Tars' corner kick went begging, bouncing harmlessly through the box.  However, the Tars could not find the final touch to force the extra period. 

Notes:

  • Michael Landau's assist was his first point in a Rollins uniform.
  • The Tars will look to mature and grow as the season moves on, six Rollins freshmen saw time in the contest. 

Up Next:
The Tars will visit Flagler on Wednesday, September 18, as they continue non-conference action.  Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. 

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