Trinity Men's Soccer Earns Road Shutout Over Dallas

Trinity Men's Soccer Earns Road Shutout Over Dallas

Irving, Texas – The Tiger men's soccer team posted its first shutout of the season in a 6-0 win over the University of Dallas (TX) on Sunday afternoon.



Dallas got its only shot on goal in the first half less than three minutes into the game, but it was Trinity that struck first in the 23rd minute. JonConnor Rule netted the eventual game-winner on a corner kick from Colton Wilbur.

Michael Somerville came into the game in the 29th minute and made an immediate impact. He had an on-target shot on a corner kick in the 32nd minute, then scored on an assist from Fraser Burns just over two minutes later to give Trinity a 2-0 halftime lead.

Michael Pham needed just three minutes after the break to make it a 3-0 game, getting the assist from Wesley Mitchell.

Connor Jones got on the scoreboard in the 65th minute as Wilbur provided his second assist of the game.

Vayu Sarangam's corner in the 78th minute found its way to Rodrigo Castillo, who then connected with Philip Duenez for the fifth goal of the game.

Jared Olsen finished off the scoring with his goal in the 81st minute of action.



The Tigers improve to 2-2-2- this season, while Dallas dropped to 2-4-0 overall.

Today marked the most goals scored by Trinity in this series since the 2013 season, and the Tigers are now 17-3 overall against the Crusaders.

Trinity also doubled its season scoring output in today's game, having scored just six goals in its first five contests.

Six different Tiger players scored goals in the game and all six scored their first goals of the season.

JonConnor Rule, Michael Somerville, Michael Pham, Philip Duenez, and Jared Olsen all scored their first career goals in the game. Rule also netted his first career game-winner.

Juan Carlos Vidales had two saves to record his first career shutout, earning the clean sheet against eight total shots in the game for Dallas.



Trinity will host a pair of non-conference games next weekend, beginning with a match against Texas Lutheran University on Friday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m.