- The Trinity Tigers
women’s soccer team, ranked No. 3 in the nation, clinched its 14th
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship with a 6-1
victory Sunday over Sewanee: The University of the South.
The Tigers (14-0-0, 7-0-0 SCAC),
who are ranked No. 1 in the latest NCAA West Region rankings, also
clinched the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs, which
begin Nov. 12. The NCAA Final Four will be held at San Antonio’s
Blossom Soccer Stadium Dec. 4-5.
Tiger sophomore forward Abigail Loar scored
two goals in Sunday’s game, bringing her total to five for the
weekend road games. Loar registered a hat trick – three goals – in
Trinity’s 8-0 shutout of Oglethorpe on Friday in Atlanta. She became
the first Tiger player to score three goals in a game since a pair
of Trinity players did so in 2007. On Sunday, Loar scored two goals
in the 66th and 68 minutes, just two minutes apart. Loar upped her
total to 12 goals for the season.
Senior midfielder Brianna Young scored in her
10th consecutive game, bringing her season total to a team-best 13
goals. Young scored in the 27th minute, giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead
going into halftime. First-year midfielder Lindsay Euers opened the
scoring in the 15th minute. Junior midfielder Danika Wright scored
on a penalty kick in the 46th minute, and first-year forward Lauren
Henderson produced a goal in the 84th.
Sophomore forward Kelly Watts was once again
the story on assists, as she registered two in Sunday’s game. Watts,
who has eight assists this season, assisted Young and assisted on
Loar’s first goal. Watts tied a school-record with four assists in
the Oglethorpe game on Friday. Also getting an assist on Sunday was
first-year midfielder Katy Lipscomb, who assisted Henderson.
First-year goalkeeper Katie Garrett registered
five saves in the game, bringing her total to 30 this season.
Garrett has led the Tigers to 10 shutouts in 13 games this season,
holding a goals-against average of 0.28 in nearly 1,300 minutes of
The Tigers close out their regular season with
two SCAC home games next weekend, Trinity’s Alumni Weekend. Trinity
hosts Rhodes at 8 p.m. Friday, and Hendrix at 2 p.m. Sunday.
scored two goals in Sunday's win over Sewanee, giving her five goals
in two Trinity victories over the weekend
scored a goal for the 10th consecutive game on Sunday afternoon
Kelly Watts had
two assists on Sunday, bringing her weekend total to six