San Antonio - Sixth-Ranked Trinity men's soccer program wraps up road weekend with second straight loss, as the Tigers fall 3-1 to Hardin-Simmons (TX) University.
Hardin-Simmons wasted no time getting to work and went up 1-0 after putting away a goal within the first minute of action. The Tigers attempted to even the score, but their first two attempts were off-target and the next two were saved.
The Cowboys scored again in the 21st minute of action, and a Tiger own goal roughly five minutes later quickly put HSU up 3-0. Trinity had several more attempts in the first half, but they were unable to capitilize and went into halftime facing their largest deficit of the past 20 years.
Determined to get on the board, the Tigers came out in the second half and scored just over five minutes in to make it a 3-1 game. Both teams continued to battle and the game got a bit chippy, as the teams combined for 15 fouls and 5 cards down the the stretch.
Trinity continued to try and find the back of they net, and they rattled off four more shots on goal in the final half. The Tigers were unsuccessful though, and the team suffered their second loss of the young season.
Trinity dropped to 1-2-1 on the year, while Hardin-Simmons remained undefeated and improved to 4-0-0. This marks the first time since the Tigers have lost to the Cowboys since the 2009 season when they fell to them 2-0 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Despite the score, Trinity out-shot Hardin-Simmons 16-4 and forced the Cowboy goalkeeper to make 7 saves.
This marks the first time since the 2015 season that the Tigers have dropped two straight games. It is also the first time since the 1995 campaign that Trinity has not one a game in three straight matches or given up three or more goals in consecutive games.
Trinity will return home Friday, September 13th to face Christopher Newport (VA) University at 7:00 p.m. CST.