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No. 8/9 Tigers Set to Resume SCAC Play after Weekend Sweep

No. 8/9 Tigers Set to Resume SCAC Play after Weekend Sweep

SAN ANTONIO - The No. 8/9 Women's Soccer squad is on the tail end of their five-match home stand. The Tigers have gotten off to a quick start in non-conference play with a record of 4-0-1. Trinity defeated Schreiner in their third match of the year and will look to continue their winning ways as Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play resumes. 

Over the weekend, Trinity beat Hardin-Simmons University for the fifth straight time by a score of 2-1. Senior forward Molly Sheridan (St. Louis, Mo. / Kirkwood) scored the first goal of the match, and sophomore forward Michaela Bosco (Weatherford, Texas / Weatherford) scored what ended up being the game-winner towards the end of the first half. On Sunday, the Tigers shut out the University of Texas-Dallas in a dominant 2-0 win. Trinity controlled the pitch all match despite only scoring two goals. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Campbell (Edinburg, TX / Robert Vela) and Sheridan each scored a goal in the UTD match. The Tigers offense outshot the Comets 33-to-2. 

 Holding Steady in the Polls

The Women's Soccer team earned a national ranking of No. 8 in the first D3Soccer.com Poll of the season. The Tigers also remain at No. 9 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Poll following the weekend sweep. 

SCAC Players of the Week: Michaela Bosco and Josephine McCray

Bosco totaled four points on the weekend to help Trinity beat regional foe Hardin-Simmons and UT-Dallas. The sophomore forward assisted on the first goal and scored the second goal of the night. Her goal proved to be the difference as Trinity hung on to defeat HSU 2-1. Bosco also tallied an assist on the first goal of the match in the 2-0 victory over UT-Dallas. McCray had a strong performance this weekend on the back line and even assisted on the second goal of the HSU match. McCray played 132 minutes on the weekend and helped limit both teams to just 18 combined shots on the weekend.

By the Numbers

The (5-0-1, 1-0-0 SCAC) Tigers have scored 11 goals on the season while limiting opponents to just two goals. 

Trinity has also recorded three shutout wins on the season. 

The Tiger offense comes into the weekend averaging 18.8 shots per contest. 

Sheridan is leading the way with four goals for the Tigers and Bosco is right behind her with three goals. 

Junior midfielder Kyra Stafford (Albuquerque, N.M. / Hope Christian) leads the team with three assists on the season.

Weekend Preview 

On to St. Thomas: The Celts are off to a 3-2-1start. St. Thomas has defeated Centenary College twice to jump out to a 2-0-0 start in SCAC play. The Celts have scored nine goals on the season and average 15.7 shots per contest. Emily McCoy leads the team in goals scored with three. Together their keepers have a 1.50 goals allowed average. 

On to Centenary: At the moment, the Ladies have a record of (0-6-1, 0-2-0 SCAC) and will be taking on Division I opponent Alcorn State University tonight. The Ladies have totaled five goals on the season and are 1-for-2 on penalty kicks. Alexa Hinojosa leads the team in goals scored with three. 

Looking Ahead

After this weekend, the Tigers will hit the road to take on Austin College, University of Dallas, Southwestern University, and Texas Lutheran University.