Trinity Men Edged by Colorado College in SCAC Showdown

Trinity Men Edged by Colorado College in SCAC Showdown

Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Trinity men's soccer team ended a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend on the road with a narrow 2-1 loss to Colorado College on Sunday (PHOTO CREDIT: Charlie Lengal III)

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Trinity and Colorado were very evenly matched in the first half of play with both teams firing off seven total shots, and both also getting three shots on goal. Neither team was able to find the back of the net, though, and the game was deadlocked at 0-0 by halftime.

Less than five minutes into the second half, a Colorado foul led to a Trinity score. Andrea Codispoti sent the free kick to Fraser Burns, who converted for a 1-0 Trinity lead.

Colorado had several shot attempts over the next few minutes, but none were on-target tries until the 63rd minute. Colorado was awarded a penalty kick that resulted in a 1-1 tie with less than 30 minutes left in the game.

Trinity had the next few attempts at breaking the tie, which included another shot on goal from Burns in the 75th minute, but Colorado kept the game even.

Colorado then took its first lead of the game with a goal in the 78th minute, forcing Trinity to scramble for the equalizer with just under 13 minutes to play.

Colorado only allowed one shot the rest of the game, though, pulling off the victory.

 

NOTABLES

Trinity falls to 9-4-2 overall and 5-2-0 in SCAC play with the loss, while Colorado is now 12-5-0 overall and a conference-best 7-1-0 with its sixth straight victory.

The loss to Colorado is the first for Trinity since 2015, though Trinity is now 1-1-1 against Colorado over the past two seasons. Despite the loss, Trinity holds a 22-5-2 record in the series.

Fraser Burns scored his second goal of the season and is now tied for fifth on the team this season in total points.

Andrea Codispoti recorded his second assist of the year, increasing his team-leading total of 18 points so far this season.

Blake Lieberman recorded four saves total in the game, including three stops in the first half of play.

 

UP NEXT

Trinity will host the University of Dallas (TX) in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend to close out the regular season on Friday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m.