San Antonio – The Tiger men's soccer team opened up a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend at home with a narrow 1-0 loss to the University of St. Thomas (TX) on Friday night.
Despite out-shooting St. Thomas 17-6 and holding a 5-2 edge in corner kicks, Trinity was unable to find the back of the net. The game also featured 41 fouls, seven yellow cards, and a red card on the St. Thomas bench.
The second corner kick of the night for the Celts came with less than two minutes remaining, resulting in the only score of the game.
The Tigers headed the ball in the air on the initial service, then attempted to clear the ball out of the box after St. Thomas got a touch. Instead, the ball rolled out to the top of the 18-yard box, resulting in a shot that went off the cross bar and into the net for the game-winner with just 1:23 remaining on the clock.
The Tigers fell to 5-3-2 overall and 1-1-0 in conference with the loss, which also marked the first matchup against St. Thomas. The Celts improved to 6-5-0 overall and 2-1-0 in SCAC with the win.
Tonight's game marked the first time this season that Trinity failed to score a goal, as well as being the first time the Tigers were shut out in a regular season game since a 2015 road loss to the University of Dallas (TX).
Trinity faces off against Centenary (LA) College in continued SCAC action on Sunday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m.