Georgetown, Texas – Trinity began its weekend with a 2-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory on the road over Southwestern (TX) University on Friday night.
The Tigers were busy early in the game, notching three on-target shots in a span of less than two minutes – including a ball that was cleared off the line by a Southwestern defender in the 18th minute.
Southwestern got its first shot on goal in the 27th minute, but the game remained scoreless as Paige Wallace came up with the save.
Less than two minutes later, Trinity finally broke through on a free kick from Nyah Shepherd to CeCe Hendricks that put the Tigers in front 1-0.
Kaity Ward netted another goal for Trinity with less than 10 minutes left in the first half, which turned out to be the eventual game-winner.
Late in the second half, it was Southwestern's offense that came to life, stringing together several shots that forced two more saves by Wallace to keep the Pirates off the board.
Southwestern spoiled the shutout just over a minute after the last save of the night for Wallace, scoring in the 76th minute to cut it to a 2-1 Tiger lead.
Trinity had the final eight shots of the game after that, though, ensuring that the goal for the home team was also its last scoring chance.
Trinity improves its season record to 10-2 with the win and remains undefeated in SCAC play at 4-0. Southwestern falls to 10-4 overall and 2-2 in conference.
Kaity Ward picked up her first game-winning goal of the season, though the score does bring her into a tie for the team lead with five goals on the year.
CeCe Hendricks netted her first goal of the season, and she is the 14th Tiger player to score at least one goal this year.
Nyah Shepherd increased her team lead with her eighth assist of the season, which also extends her streak to four consecutive games with an assist.
Paige Wallace recorded four saves to keep the Tigers in the lead, facing a total of 10 shots in the game.
The Tigers continue the SCAC weekend on the road by facing off against Texas Lutheran University on Sunday, October 20, at 12:00 p.m.