#23 Trinity Women's Soccer Falls 2-0 to #4 Christopher Newport

#23 Trinity Women's Soccer Falls 2-0 to #4 Christopher Newport

San Antonio – Trinity's 23rd-ranked women's soccer team was beaten 2-0 by #4 Christopher Newport (VA) University on Sunday afternoon.


Neither team managed a goal in the opening period, leaving the game in a scoreless tie at the break.

Christopher Newport out-shot Trinity 10-4 in the half, though the Tigers had the most dangerous chance of the first 45 minutes.

Nyah Sheppard lofted a dangerous cross into the box in the 22nd minute of action and Christopher Newport was unable to clear it out of the box. Kristen Coniglione found the ball at her feet from about 10 yards out, but her shot attempt hit the cross bar.

The Captains had a bouncing ball into the box a few minutes later, but Paige Wallace was there for the first of her five saves in the match.

Wallace had another stop with under 12 remaining in the first period, then scored her final save of the half with just under three minutes left.

Both teams traded on-target shots early in the second period, but Christopher Newport got on the scoreboard in the 52nd minute to take the lead.

The Captains then scored again 42 seconds later to make it a 2-0 game in favor of the visitors.

The Tigers managed seven shots total in the second half, but were unable to get one into the net.



The Tigers fall to 5-2-0 with the defeat, while Christopher Newport remains unbeaten at 6-0-1 on the season.

Trinity was held scoreless for the second time this season, marking the first time the Tigers were shut out twice in the regular season since 2008.

The Tigers are now 1-2 in three meetings with the Captains. Trinity won the series opener 1-0 at home in 2005, and Christopher Newport defeated Trinity 1-0 in Virginia in 2017.



Trinity returns to action in one week, hosting Southwestern (TX) University in a non-conference matchup at 12:00 p.m. on September 29.