San Antonio - The third-ranked Trinity men's soccer team opened the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship with a 3-0 shutout of Whitworth (WA) University Saturday night.
The Tigers improved their overall record to 20-1-0, and posted their 13th clean-sheet game of the season. It marked the fifth straight year Trinity won its opening match-up in the NCAA Postseason event. Whitworth completed its season with a 12-3-3 record.
Brady Johnston scored his second goal of the campaign, and the second game-winner. His first goal came in Trinity's last outing - a double-overtime victory against Colorado College in the SCAC Tournament Championship.
Goalkeeper Todd Whittaker registered four saves to record his fifth shutout of the season, and improved his season total to 44 saves this year.
Trinity will host Chapman (CA) University in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs at 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The winner moves on to the next round of the NCAA Tournament.