Women's Soccer

November 1, 2009

Trinity Clinches SCAC Championship With Win Over Sewanee


Sewanee, Tennessee - 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 action.

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.

Abigail Loar scored two goals in Sunday's win over Sewanee, giving her five goals in two Trinity victories over the weekend

Brianna Young scored a goal for the 10th consecutive game on Sunday afternoon

Kelly Watts had two assists on Sunday, bringing her weekend total to six


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