West Florida Defeats Rollins In the Overtime

first_imgWest Florida Defeats Rollins In the Overtime Share Sept. 8, 2007Box ScoreWINTER PARK, Fla. – Playing its third away match in a row, the West Florida Argonauts (2-2-0) defeated the Rollins Tars (2-3-0) Friday afternoon at the Barker Family Stadium in Winter Park, Fla. The match needed more than the usual 90 minutes to be decided. The Argonauts finally scored in the golden goal three minutes into overtime claiming their second win of the season.In the first half both teams were pretty even, keeping the possession of the ball for about the same period of time. However, the Tars shot on goal eight times, while the Argonauts shot six times, with four saves each. Head Coach Joe Bartlinski used the strategy of consistently substituting players, making it a constant rotation in attempt to keep players with fresh legs on the field so they would be able to remain running at strong pace for the whole match.In the second half, the Argonauts kept the possession of the ball longer than the Tars and had more gas in the tank, thus the Argonauts dictated the pace of the game. Both teams had good opportunities to score in the second half, however none were not successful sending the game into overtime. The Extra period is played in two 10 minute halves with a sudden death rule, which means that the first team to score would be declared the winner.When the first overtime started, the Argonauts tried not giving any spaces to their opponents. After two minutes of play junior defense/midfield Lura Carter stole the ball and ran towards the goal in a quick play and passed to sophomore midfield/forward Dernelle Mascall who got two opponents to mark her up and letting Jodi Galucci get free in the box. Mascall passed to Galucci who just needed to beat the keeper in the breakaway to score and give the Argonauts the second win of the season.West Florida will next face Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. On Sunday 1:00pm CT. Fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” at goargos.com on the Women’s Soccer home page. (By Gui Amaral Jasmin) Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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