The Trinity Tiger women’s soccer team won two additional games during the past week, one on Sunday evening against the University of Dallas Crusaders, followed by a game Tuesday evening against the Southwestern University Pirates.
The game on Sunday evening in Irving, Texas, against the Crusaders was a part of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The victory was a 3-0 shutout win, which was the seventh game in a row with such a dominant victory.
Emily Jorgens, junior captain, scored the first goal in the 34th minute of the game. Jorgens is currently leading the team with her 12th goal of the season, and third game-winner.
“It was great to get on the scoreboard first so that our team had the momentum, putting the pressure on them,” said Jorgens.
Four minutes later, junior defender Shelby Hopkins scored the second goal of the game with a solo scoring play.
“As a team, we kept possession of the ball very well as we built our attack throughout the game,” said Hopkins.
Shelby Guenthardt added a third goal in the 73rd minute, with assists from Tara Sparks and Michelle Lanier.
Guenthardt has now scored 43 goals during her time at Trinity, including eight this season. Earlier this season, Guenthardt became only one of five Tiger women to score 40 or more career goals.
All in all, Trinity posted 35 total shots, 19 of which were on the goal. The Tigers’ stingy defense allowed for only four shots made by the Crusaders, none of which hit the goal.
Later in the week, the Tiger women had a game which took place on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the evening against Southwestern University at home. This was the women’s eighth straight game shutout victory out of the past nine games, ending with a final score of 3-0. This now leaves the Tiger women ranked fourth in the nation.
Key players of the game were Michelle Lanier, who scored the first and game-winning goal just 22 minutes into the game. This was Lanier’s seventh goal of the season, and second game winner. This shot was assisted by Jorgens, who made the record books as only the second female Trinity soccer player to post 40 assists in a career, nine of which were this season.
A mere 11 minutes after this shot, senior Riah Risk followed up with the game’s second goal, 35 minutes into the first half, thanks to the assist of Hopkins. In the second half, the final goal was made by Kelsey Falcone and Kirby Peddicord, with combined team effort. Falcone has now made six goals this season.
“The goals that we scored were of very, very high quality,” said assistant coach Owen Collie. “The buildup to the goals and the execution was first class.”
Lauren Goldberg, starting goalkeeper, also made two saves in the game, and Devan Osegueda added one more in the second half.
As the defending conference champions, the Trinity tiger women will play the Crusaders on Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. The regular season home campaign will be wrapped up on Monday, Oct. 14 with a 7 p.m. game against Our Lady of the Lake University. After that, the Tigers will finish the regular season with five straight conference road games. The team will meet the Southwestern University Pirates again on Nov. 1 in Georgetown, Texas, to finish the regular season. The SCAC Championships will be held from Friday, Nov. 8 to Sunday, Nov. 10 at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. The team is looking to win its fifth consecutive SCAC Championship for an automatic trip to the NCAA playoffs.