San Antonio - The fourth-ranked Trinity women's soccer team opened defense of its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title with a 5-0 victory over the University of Dallas on Sunday afternoon.
The only goal of the first half came on an own-goal by Dallas in the 13th minute of play. Trinity's Jordan Leeper sent a free kick into the box, but a Dallas defender headed it into the net for the score.
The Tigers had a scoring outburst in the second half, hammering out four goals to get to the final score.
Meredith Licata openend the second half scoring in the 51st minute, then later assisted on the next goal to make it 3-0 Tigers in the 68th minute.
Hannah Hommel finished off the scoring on a goal with 16 seconds remaining. Tierney Thomison and Katie Peth both had shots on goal that were saved but not controlled, and Hommel cleaned up with the rebound.
Trinity remained undefeated at 5-0-0 overall, and stands at 1-0-0 in SCAC competition. Dallas dropped to 2-5-0 and 0-2-0 with the loss.
Licata, Camp, and Hommel each scored their second goals of the season.
Camp now has a team-leading four assists to her credit, while Leeper has amassed three. It also marked the second time this season Camp produced both a goal and an assist in the same game.
The taut Tiger defense did not allow the Crusaders to take a shot. By contrast, Trinity's potent offense recorded 41 total shots, and 12 on the mark.
Trinity and Dallas will meet again October 30 in Irving, Texas. The game will mark the final regular-season game of the campaign for the Tigers.
The Tigers head to Belton, Texas, for a non-conference game against the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m.