San Antonio - The fifth-ranked Trinity women's soccer team opened its home campaign with a 2-0 shutout victory over Sul Ross State (TX) University Monday afternoon.
Trinity came out firing in its first game in front of the home crowd, hammering out six shots in the first eight minutes of action - capped by Halleanne Dure's eventual game-winner at 7:47, which was assisted by Julia Camp.
A few minutes later, Hannah Booher won a ball at midfield and sent a pass back into the Sul Ross box, where teammate Chelsea Cole wound up with it. Cole promptly buried the ball in the back of the net, and the Tigers led 2-0 less than 16 minutes into the game.
Trinity finished with 25 shots in the first half of play, including eight shots on goal. All told, the Tigers out-shot Sul Ross 36-3, and held an 11-0 advantage on corner kicks.
The Tigers are now 2-1-0 this season, while the Lobos opened their season with this afternoon's defeat.
Trinity won its 10th consecutive home-opening game, dating back to the 2008 season.
Halleanne Dure accounted for her fourth career game-winning goal, and her eighth overall score with the Tigers.
Chelsea Cole netted her first goal of the season, and the 14th goal of her career.
Trinity continues its four-game homestand by hosting Aurora (IL) University at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.