Colorado Springs, Colorado – The third-ranked Trinity men's soccer team earned a 1-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference road win over Colorado College on Sunday.
Despite being held without a shot in the first half of action, the game remained scoreless as the Trinity defense limited Colorado to just five shots of their own – including just one shot on goal.
Tiger goalkeeper Blake Lieberman made five saves overall to earn the shutout win, and four of those saves came in the decisive second half.
After Lieberman's fourth save of the game in the 73rd minute, Trinity quickly went on the offensive and wound up with the game's only score a mere 33 seconds later.
Following the score, Trinity's defense allowed just two more shots the rest of the way, yielding a total of only 11 shots in the game.
In the 80th minute, the Tigers had a chance to put the game out of reach after being awarded a penalty kick, but the shot from Austin Michaelis was saved by Colorado's keeper to keep it a one-goal advantage.
Colorado's final chance came after a Trinity foul in the 90th minute. However, the home team's shot missed wide, and the Tigers escaped with the win.
Trinity secured its seventh consecutive victory, improving the team's overall record to 12-1-0 this season and 8-1-0 in SCAC play. Colorado fell to 8-3-2 and 6-2-1 in SCAC, and the win also gives Trinity a regular season series sweep.
Quentin Van Der Lee notched his third goal of his freshman season with the Tigers, but today marks his first game-winning goal.
Wesley Mitchell's assist on the game's only goal marked the second this season for the Trinity first-year player.
Lieberman's five saves puts him at 40 for the season, which moves him into the top 20 in Trinity history for a single season. He also recorded his sixth shutout, tying for 13th in school history for a season.
Trinity returns home to start another SCAC weekend of action on Friday, hosting Texas Lutheran University at 8:00 p.m.