The Trinity men’s soccer team secured two victories over Austin College and the University of Dallas on the road Sept. 19-21.
The Tigers opened the weekend with a 7-0 shutout of Austin College Friday afternoon. They finished the weekend with a 4-1 victory over Dallas Sunday “When we score early””which we did in both games this weekend””it gives us a big advantage throughout the game because the other team is wearing down and we’re still bringing in guys who are fresh,” said senior forward Johnny Lawson.
Lawson scored the first two goals in the 12th and 24th minutes. Junior forward Derrick Horvath scored just before the end of the half giving the Tigers a 3-0 advantage going into the second half.
In the second half, sophomore midfielder Goncalo Santana scored in the first six minutes. Next senior defender Tom Carwile scored.
First-year forward/midfielders Nate Dauphin and Daniel Ruano added two more goals to give the Tigers the 7-0-shutout victory.
“They didn’t really threaten us that much, but our defense handled everything they did throw at us very well,” said assistant coach Edward Cartee.
In Sunday’s game, Dallas got on the scoreboard first with a goal in the tenth minute.
Four minutes later, the Tigers struck with a goal from Carwile with an assist from Lawson. In the 35th minute first-year midfielder Ian Morris scored.
Sophomore defender Zac Treu made it 3-1 with a goal before the end of the first half.
The only goal in the second half came from Lawson in the 62nd minute.
The team is looking forward to playing at home this weekend and continuing conference play.
“We haven’t reached our peak yet””we still have a lot to work on””we’re not at our best shape,” Araujo said.
The Tigers improved to 7-1-0 on the season and 3-0-0 in conference.
The Tigers play at 6 p.m. tonight against Schreiner University and at noon Sunday, Sept. 28, they face Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, Texas).