The Trinity women’s soccer team continued their successful season last Sunday afternoon with a 7-1 over the University of Dallas.
“Our possession was very good and we had a really good completion rate of passes,” said assistant coach Owen Collie. “We moved the ball really quickly and took a lot of chances.”
Junior forward Shelby Guenthardt scored the first two goals for the Tigers in the ninth and 11th minutes, both on assists from sophomore midfielder Emily Jorgens. Four minutes later, sophomore midfielder Mariah Risk scored for the Tigers, again assisted by Jorgens, putting Trinity ahead 3-0 going into the half.
“One of the things that was really exciting was that we came out and scored two goals quickly, which was encouraging because once we got the first goals, that set the tone of the game,” said first-year midfielder Kimberly Polasek. “One of our goals for each game is to set the tone and we accomplished that.”
Senior midfielder Lauren Henderson scored the first goal in the second half on an assist from senior midfielder Katy Lipscomb, which came less than three minutes into the half. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Falcone then scored for the Tigers, followed by another goal from Henderson in the 62nd minute on an assist from Falcone.
“Our team is finding each other’s feet more, and our connection is a lot better,” Jorgens said.
“We have a better rhythm throughout the entire game, instead of just pieces of the game.”
After the University of Dallas scored their only goal in the 80th minute, Jorgens finished off the game with one last goal for Trinity with only four minutes left to play. Senior goalkeeper Katie Garrett contributed with two saves in the game.
“We played really well collectively, which allowed multiple people to score,” Polasek said. “As a team, everyone did their part.”
For their performance, Henderson was named SCAC Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore midfielder Kirby Peddicord was awarded the SCAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Trinity plays their final regular season conference game at 6 p.m. today at home against No.2 in conference Southwestern University. The Tigers are now 7-0-0 in SCAC Play and 11-1-2 overall on the season.
“The defeat we got a couple weeks ago was the kick in the butt they needed, and since then, practices have been getting better and better,” Collie said. “They’re gaining confidence and they’re peaking at the right time.”