Oct 24, 2011
San Antonio -- Senior All-America forward Abby Loar became Trinity's all-time leading scorer as the Tiger women shut out the Huston-Tillotson Rams 7-0 Monday night.
Trinity, ranked third in the NCAA Division III, remained undefeated at 16-0-0 as the Tigers closed out their regular-season home schedule. Huston-Tillotson, a member of the NAIA, now stands at 7-10-0.
Loar (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) scored the first goal of the game, in the 20th minute, on an assist from first-year defender Shelby Hopkins. The goal marked Loar's 53rd career scoring play, breaking the record set by Becky King from 1997-2000. Loar became the Tigers' career leader in points following Sunday's 3-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Hendrix. She now has 139 points to her credit,
This season, Loar has scored 16 goals (seven game-winners), and chalked up 10 assists, for 42 points.
The Tigers, who recorded their 13th shutout of the campaign, led 3-0 at halftime, following goals by sophomore forward Shelby Guenthardt and first-year midfielder Kelsey Falcone. First-year midfielder Mariah Risk supplied the first of her two assists in the game (for Falcone), while Falcone and junior midfielder Samantha Atkins assisted Guenthardt.
Sophomore midfielder Tara Sparks opened the scoring in the second half, in the 64th minute, on a solo shot. First-year forward Stephanie Segovia accounted for two goals in the half, in the 64th and 83rd minutes. Junior midfielder Katy Lipscomb had the assist on Segovia's first goal, and shared the honor with Risk on the second.
Segovia is the Tigers leading scorer with 21 goals (one game-winner) and five assists, and also leads in points, with 47. She became only the third Trinity player in history to score 20 or more goals in one season. Segovia provided the assist for first-year midfielder Emily Jorgens, who scored in the 70th minute of play.
The Tigers (6-0-0 SCAC), defending SCAC champions, will wrap up their regular-season conference schedule next weekend on the road. Trinity travels to Sherman, Texas, for a Friday meeting with Austin College, and moves on Sunday to Irving to take on the University of Dallas.
Trinity will then compete Nov. 4-6 at the SCAC Championship Tournament at Birmingham, Ala. The winner of the event, hosted by Birmingham-Southern, will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.