Hanna Khan Nets the Game-Winner to Lift No. 16 Trinity Over Schreiner
KERRVILLE, Texas - The No. 16 Trinity University women's soccer team claimed their first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win of the season thanks to a game-winning strike from first-year forward Hanna Khan (Southlake, TX / Southlake Carroll) in the 80th minute. Following the 1-0 victory over Schreiner University, the Tigers improve their record to (2-0-1, 1-0-0 SCAC) while Schreiner falls to (1-2-0, 0-1-0 SCAC).
The Tigers took their first corner of the afternoon in the fifth minute. After the ball took a few bounces on the service, first-year defender Ilsa Newland (St. Louis, MO / Kirkwood) fired an off-frame shot. A few moments later, senior midfielder Emma Everts (Parker, CO Ponderosa) found senior forward Molly Sheridan (St. Louis, MO / Kirkwood) on the wing and she took a shot that went just wide of the goal.
The Tigers took a few more shots that were all off target before Schreiner got off their first shot of the day in the 36th minute of the match. Khan came in as a reserve and took a shot that the Mountaineers keeper saved to set up another Trinity corner. Unfortunately, the Tigers could not capitalize on the corner kick and the score remained 0-0. The Trinity backline played well all half and only allowed one shot.
The Mountaineers took the first shot of the second half and it was off target. A few minutes later, Everts missed with a shot that was a bit too high.
Both offenses struggled to string passes together to create good scoring opportunities. In the 78th minute, Khan took a shot from about 20 yards out that just missed high. Shortly after the Tigers were awarded a corner and played it short but the shot from first-year midfielder Nina Pollak (Bethesda, MD / Bethesda-Chevy Chase) was saved by the Mountaineers keeper.
Khan then fired in the game-winning goal from just outside the box in the 80th minute of the match. The Tigers took a few more shots but were unable to extend their lead. The backline of Trinity also shut down any scoring attempt for the remaining 10 minutes of the match to preserve the 1-0 score.
The Tigers took 21 shots on the afternoon while Schreiner only took four shots.
Trinity had five total corner kicks all match while holding the Moutaineers to just two.
Junior goalkeeper Joey Finley (Albuquerque, NM / Early College Academy) saved the only ball on frame today and picked up her second shutout and her first win of the season.
The Tigers will be at Paul McGinlay Field for the first time all season to host Chapman University on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.