Early Lead Propels Tars Over Spartans

Early Lead Propels Tars Over Spartans

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's soccer team found itself in an early two-goal deficit at Rollins College and feel to the home team in a Sunshine State Conference matchup.

MATCHUP
Final: Rollins College 2, University of Tampa 1
Records: Tampa Spartans (4-7-1, 4-3-1 SSC), Rollins Tars (11-2, 8-0 SSC)
Location: Cahall-Sandspur Field || Winter Park, Fla. 
All-time Series:  Tampa has a 17-14-5 advantage in the all-time series, though UT has not defeated Rollins in the last five outings with the last UT win coming in 2015.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Half | Rollins struck for both of its goals in the first 20 minutes, beginning with a Kathryn O'Brien strike from Meghan Mosley in the seventh minute of play. The Tars would double their lead on a Bailey Tran goal in the 18th minute. Sophomore Moeko Morse gave the Spartans hope as her 28th-minute goal from Jackie Morris cut the Rollins lead in half before the break. The Tars outshot the Spartans 11-8 in the opening half. || RC, 2-1 

2nd Half | Both teams had opportunities in what would be a scoreless 45 minutes. Rollins held a slim 7-5 edge in shots in the final period of play as the Spartans took the lone corner kick of the half. || RC, 2-1

Inside the Stats:

  • Lovisa Camel received her first start of her sophomore season as she notched seven saves while facing nine shots.
  • Morse netted her third goal of the season and has now scored a point in three straight games.
  • After going eight matches without a point, Morris now has a goal and an assist in the last two contests.
  • The Tars outshot Tampa 18-13, including 9-3 in shots on goal.
  • Morse would finish with a team-high four shots while freshmen Jalyssa Richardson and Brooke Steigerwalt each had two shots.

UP NEXT: Tampa travels to Florida Tech on Saturday, November 2 for a 7 p.m., meeting with the Panthers in Melbourne.

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