UWF Hosts #25 Rollins In Home Opener Friday Night

first_imgWEEKEND RECAP* UWF opened up the regular season on the road against a top 25 ranked opponent, #23 University of Tampa. This back and forth contest was a tale of two halves. The first half was controlled by Tampa as they held the ball and were on offense most of the half. Tampa struck for 5 shots in the first half making the Argos’ Keeper, Jacob Murray work for four impressive saves. The Argonauts did counter though, and were able to get three corner kick opportunities in the first half. In the second half the Argos played more aggressive on offense and were able to outshoot the Spartans 7-4, and added 7 more corner opportunities. In the end though neither team was able put one in the goal as it ended in a scoreless tie.*To wrap up the weekend UWF took on Flagler College at Saints Field located in Saint Augustine, Florida last Sunday. Both teams were feeling each other out in the first half as only 2 total shots were on goal from either team. The Argos were able to get five corner kicks in the first half, whereas Flagler didn’t have a single one. All of the scoring in this game took place in the second half as Flagler scored the first two goals in the 77th and 83rd minutes, with the second goal coming from a Penalty Kick Goal. UWF scored their first goal of the season when Isaiah Lopez scored a Header Goal assisted by Rafeal Godoi. The Argos lost by a final score of 2-1. The Argonauts outshot the Saints 14-8. ABOUT SAINT LEO (1-1)* UWF faced Saint Leo last year and lost a back and forth matchup at the Saint Leo Soccer Field by a final score of 1-0. Saint Leo scored late in the 88th minute to seal the deal.*Saint Leo defeated Regis University in their season opener 2-1, but lost their second matchup of the weekend to #18 ranked Wingate University in a tight one 3-2.Print Friendly Version ABOUT ROLLINS (2-0)* Head coach Keith Buckley is the winningest coach in Rollins soccer history, and Buckley is in his 28th year at the helm of the Tars program this year. His career record of 319-153-30 is 14th among active coaches in Division 2. * Newly acquired Freshman goalkeeper Abdiel Martinez has been outstanding for the Tars in net. He has a .800 save percentage, and is allowing 1 goal per game. Senior mid-fielder Stefan Avram has already scored 3 goals for the Tars in the 2 games they’ve played this season.* The Tars just snuck into the top 25 rankings in the United Soccer Coaches’ Poll, coming in at #25 this week. Friday’s game against Rollins College is scheduled for a 7:30 pm CT kickoff and the match against Saint Leo University will begin at 12:30 pm CT at the beautiful UWF Soccer Complex located in Pensacola, Florida. Live stats and live video will be available for both games, and fans can follow along by clicking on the following links or visiting GoArgos.com.center_img Live Video: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/uwf/portal.htm?eventId=470922&streamType=videoLive Stats: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/uwf/stats.htm?eventId=470922&streamType=video PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer team kicks off its home opener with #25 ranked Rollins College on Friday and wraps up the weekend slate with Saint Leo University on Sunday afternoon.last_img

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