No. 13 Men’s Soccer Falls on the Road to UTD
RICHARDSON, Texas - The Men's Soccer team took a 1-0 lead late in the second half but surrendered two late goals to ultimately fall to the University of Texas-Dallas on the road. With just seconds left, the Comets took a throw-in and headed in the game-winner. The Tigers are now 1-2-1 on the season while UTD improves to 3-0-1 after the last second win.
Junior Joseph Kuri (San Antonio, TX / TMI Episcopal) scored the Tigers lone goal of the day in the second half. A few moments later, UTD made a penalty kick to even the score after being fouled in the penalty box. With under 10 seconds left the Comets took a throw-in near the goal and headed in the service ball to win the match.
The Tigers took the first corner of the day in the fifth minute of the match. Senior JonConnor Rule (San Antonio, Texas / Johnson) received the service and took a shot but it was off target. A minute later, UTD took a shot that was not on goal. The Comets eventually took their first corner of the day but Trinity shut it down. In the 25th minute, first-year Adam Knutson (Dripping Springs, Texas / Dripping Springs) put a shot on frame that was saved by the UTD keeper.
Senior Michael Somerville (Ft. Worth, Texas / Arlington Heights) took the last shot of the half for either side. He took a good shot but the Texas-Dallas keeper saved it to preserve the 0-0 score heading into the half. Trinity controlled the pitch for most f the first half and outshot the Comets 3-1. Both teams also took a corner a piece but came away empty.
UTD immediately came out of the half and fired in a shot that senior goalkeeper Austin Wilman (Esher, England / Charterhouse School) saved. A few moments later, Kuri and sophomore Hunter Cain (Katy, Texas / Cinco Ranch) fired away shots that were blocked. Just under 60 minutes in, Trinity took two corners but they came up empty.
In the 70th minute, Knutson found an open Kuri who found the back of the net to break the 0-0 tie. About five minutes later the Comets were awarded a penalty kick after being fouled in the penalty box. UTD stepped up and made the penalty kick to make the score 1-1 with under 15 minutes to play.
Both teams pushed to score a late goal but neither side could really string anything together. With just under 10 seconds of play left, the Comets took a throw-in on their side of the pitch and scored on a last second header as the clock ticked down to zero.
Trinity will travel to Colorado Springs next Saturday to take on Colorado College in a non-conference match.