#18 Trinity Earns Road Shutout Over Texas Lutheran

#18 Trinity Earns Road Shutout Over Texas Lutheran

Seguin, Texas – The 18th-ranked Tiger women's soccer team remained unbeaten in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 5-0 shutout win over Texas Lutheran University on Sunday.



Trinity continued its recent trend of taking the early lead in games, scoring in the sixth minute on a corner kick from Nyah Shepherd to Kristen Canepa.

It marks the third time in the last four games that the Tigers have scored in the first seven minutes of the game.

Kaity Ward nearly made it 2-0 a few minutes later, but her shot went off the crossbar to keep it a one-goal game.

Cassie Bowers broke through with the second goal of the afternoon in the 25th minute, thanks to an assist from Alex Walsh.

With just over five minutes left in the half, Camryn Beall found the back of the net on an assist from Rachel Hilliard that made it a 3-0 Tiger lead at the break.

Trinity had two more shots in the second half (15) than the first (13), but the Tigers were unable to score until the 67th minute. Anna-Kate Coker found Alana Wickham to give Trinity the 4-0 advantage.

Luli Martinez had a goal in the 80th minute to cap the day's scoring, as Bowers earned the assist. Martinez nearly added another score with under two minutes to play, but her attempt went off the cross bar and the game ended 5-0.



The Tigers improved to 11-2 overall and 5-0 in conference, while Texas Lutheran dropped to 7-6-1 overall and 2-3 in SCAC play.

Cassie Bowers supplied her third goal of the season in the first half of play, as well as recording her first career assist on the game's final goal.

Kristen Canepa scored the eventual game-winner early on in the game, notching her fourth goal of the season. She is tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals this season and is tied for third in overall goals scored.

Fellow defender Nyah Shepherd assisted on the game-winning goal, extending her team-leading total to nine assists this year.

Camryn Beall tallied her sixth goal of the season to take over the team's scoring lead, and she has scored a goal in three of the last four games for Trinity.

Anna-Kate Coker picked up her fourth assist of the season to tie for third on the team in that category, assisting on the third goal of the year for Alana Wickham.

Luli Martinez celebrated her first career goal, while Rachel Hilliard also had her first career assist. Alex Walsh notched her second assist of the season on the goal by Bowers.

Trinity recorded its ninth shutout of the season, holding Texas Lutheran without a shot or a corner kick for the full 90 minutes of action.



Trinity will remain on the road next weekend, facing off against Johnson & Wales (CO) University in another SCAC contest on Friday, October 25, at 2:00 p.m. (MT).