San Antonio – Trinity Head Coach Paul McGinlay won his 500th career game as the Tiger men's soccer team earned a 4-0 shutout over Texas Lutheran University on Friday night.
Both teams were still settling into the game when Trinity's Jacob Galan collected a pass 30-35 yards from goal, eluded a defender, and rifled a shot past the Texas Lutheran defense for a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute.
In the 23rd minute, Jacob Hallenberger took a cross just outside the six-yard box, hopped over the challenge from the defender, and lofted a left-footed shot over the keeper and into the net for a 2-0 Tiger lead.
In the 72nd minute, Philip Duenez was fighting in the box to knock in another goal, but Texas Lutheran was able to keep him from getting off a good shot. The loose ball wound up at the feet of Andrea Codispoti, who buried it for another Tiger goal.
Just over a minute later, a Texas Lutheran foul put Fraser Burns over the ball for a free kick near the corner of the field. He bent his shot towards the goal and off the fingertips of the goalie for the final score of the game.
Trinity out-shot Texas Lutheran 22-7 overall in the game, holding the Bulldogs to just two shots after halftime.
Trinity improved its record to 3-2-2 with the victory, while Texas Lutheran dropped to 5-3-0 overall on the year.
Coach McGinlay is the ninth Division III coach to reach 500 wins in a career and the 16th men's soccer coach in any NCAA division to achieve the milestone.
Coach McGinlay is also the fastest in NCAA history to 500 victories, achieving the feat in his 29th season with the program and picking up the milestone in his 614th career game.
Including tonight, Trinity has now scored 10 goals by 10 different players in the past two victories.
Jacob Galan scored his third career goal, netting his second career game-winner in tonight's win over Texas Lutheran.
Fraser Burns got on the board with his first goal of the season, bringing his career total to five goals in 26 games played.
Goalkeeper Blake Lieberman logged just over 85 minutes in goal to earn the win, recording a save on Texas Lutheran's only shot on goal.
The Tigers play host to another non-conference game against Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference competition, taking on Southwestern (TX) University on Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m.