#6 Trinity Settles for 1-1 Draw Against WIllamette

#6 Trinity Settles for 1-1 Draw Against WIllamette

San Antonio - The sixth-ranked Trinity men's soccer team and Willamette (OR) University battled to a 1-1 tie Sunday night.


The game was barely 10 minutes old when lightning in the area caused a 45-minute delay.

Willamette took the lead on a goal from inside the center circle, scoring from more than 50 yards out to shock the Tiger team in the 28th minute.

Ten minutes into the game the action was halted because of lightning in the area. Play resumed about an hour later.

Both teams had five shots each in the first half, but it was the Bearkats in the lead at the break.

Wesley Mitchell drew a foul in the box in the 54th minute, and Trinity captain Quentin Van Der Lee converted the equalizer from the spot.

Trinity had a 7-4 advantage in shots in the second half, but failed to convert anything but the penalty. 

In the two overtime periods, the teams combined for 12 total shots and Willamette picked up eight of them. 

Both goalkeepers also made saves in overtime.



The Tigers stand at 1-0-1 on the season, as do the Bearcats.

Trinity played its second overtime matchup in as many games in the early season. The Tigers edged the University of Texas-Dallas 2-1 on Friday night in a home game.

Quentin Van Der Lee's penalty kick was his first goal of the season, and the 12th of his career.

Willamette led 17-16 in total shots, but the Tigers held a 5-2 advantage in shots on the mark. 



Trinity travels to Richardson, Texas, Friday for a game with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CA) Colleges at 5:00 p.m.