Sherman, Texas - Trinity's top-ranked women’s soccer team finished up its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference road trip with a 7-0 victory over Austin College Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers posted their 11th straight shutout victory - and the 13th overall this season - and improved to 14-0-1 overall (9-0-0 SCAC). The win also gives Trinity a regular season series sweep over the 'Roos.
"A great place to be at this time of the year," declared Head Coach Lance Key. "We have to try to continue to build on it, though, and not allow it be a once-off deal, in terms of being able to do so well in so many areas. We have to continue to build toward the end of the season."
Yasmeen Farra opened the scoring for Trinity on Sunday, knocking in a header in the 10th minute of play. The cross came from Jordan Leeper, who recorded her seventh assist of the campaign. Farra scored her fourth goal this year, and accounted for a second game-winner.
The Tigers went on to score three more goals in the first half, and led 4-0 at the intermission. Hannah Hommel and Colleen Markey combined for a scoring play in the 23rd minute. Hommel struck into the upper right part of the goal from 12 yards out. After that goal, the next two came within four minutes of each other. Abby Tisdale took a pass to the middle from Meredith Licata, and Licata then scored after taking the ball from the Kangaroos defender, and turning and firing into the net.
Maggie Olvera made the first goal of the second half, while collecting a long pass from Markey in the 57th minute. Hommel scored her second goal of the game, and seventh overall, on an assist from Farra, The final scoring play came with just 30 seconds to play as Tisdale produced her second goal of the matchup, with an assist from Alice Von Ende-Becker.
Janie Thompson was the starting keeper, and made two saves in the first half. Dana McLaughlin and Kalli Douma preserved the shutout in the second half.
"The girls were fantastic today on both sides of the ball," concluded Coach Key. "I thought our efficiency with the ball at our feet and our ability to build forward, and create good goal-scoring opportunities was really about as good as it's been all year long. Defensively, we did a great job of closing space down quickly and not allowing transitional space and transitional opportunities, really across the board. We just had such a great, collective team effort, and played at a very high level today."
The Tigers travel to Seguin, Texas, for an SCAC game Friday with Texas Lutheran University at 5:00 p.m. Next Sunday, Trinity takes on Southwestern University in a conference tilt at Georgetown, Texas, at 2:00 p.m.