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Two First-Half Goals Lift No. 9 Trinity Over Hardin-Simmons

Two First-Half Goals Lift No. 9 Trinity Over Hardin-Simmons

SAN ANTONIO - The No. 9th ranked Tigers took down Hardin-Simmons University tonight for the fifth time in their last five meetings. The Tigers now improve to (4-0-1, 1-0-0 SCAC) and bump their win streak up to three while the Cowgirls fall to 2-1-1. 

Senior forward Molly Sheridan (St. Louis, Mo. / Kirkwood) wasted no time scoring the first goal of the day in the fourth minute of the match. In the 23rd minute, sophomore forward Michaela Bosco (Weatherford, Texas / Weatherford) scored the second goal of the match to help Trinity get to a comfortable 2-0 lead. The Cowgirls eventually responded with a goal in the 68th minute to cut the deficit in half but the Trinity defense held them in check the rest of the match. 

The Rundown

Hardin-Simmons took the first shot of the evening but it was off target. A few minutes later first-year Ilsa Newland (St. Louis, MO / Kirkwood) dribbled and found Bosco in open space who passed the ball to Sheridan for the first goal of the match. The Tigers continued to press and maintained possession for the next 15 minutes. 

In the 23rd minute, junior defender Josephine McCray (Fairway, KS / Shawnee Mission East) made a run and delivered a ball into the box where Bosco found the back of the net to put Trinity up 2-0. Shortly after, Hardin-Simmons sensed the pressure and started to attack more but only managed to put two shots on goal before the first half ended. 

With just a few minutes left in the first half, first-year forward Hanna Khan (Southlake, TX / Southlake Carroll) and sophomore forward Abby Schneider (Albuquerque, NM / Bosque School) each put a shot on frame that was saved by the HSU keeper.

 The Cowgirls came out and immediately put a shot on frame but sophomore goalkeeper Lauryn Lewis (Carrollton, TX / Creekview) saved it. Bosco followed that up with a strong shot of her own but it was blocked. 

HSU finally found the back of the net in the 68th minute to cut their deficit in half. Despite taking two more shots before the match ended, Hardin-Simmons could not put the ball on frame. The Tiger defense was able to hunker down and force the Cowgirls to settle for shots, leading to the Trinity walking away with its third straight victory. 

Notable Numbers

The Tigers and Cowgirls both took 16 total shots but Trinity managed to put seven of those on frame while Hardin-Simmons only took four shots on goal.

Hardin-Simmons had four corner kicks while Trinity only had one. 

Bosco led the way with five total shots on the night.

Up Next

Trinity will host UT-Dallas on Sunday at 2:00 pm.