Men’s soccer goes 1-1 past weekend then opens SCAC with win over Southwestern

The Trinity men played two close matches over the weekend in Georgetown (Tex.).

They opened Friday night with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Hardin-Simmons (Abilene, Tex.), then fell Saturday in a close 2-1 match against The University of Texas-Dallas.

On Friday, Sept 5., senior forward Victor Araujo opened the scoring for the Tigers with an early goal in the 21st minute of play. Hardin”“Simmons then tied the game before senior midfielder Roberto Camargo scored an unassisted goal in the sixth minute of the overtime period.

“The first game was a really physical game”¦there were lots of long balls,” said Paco Vasquez, sophomore left back.

On Saturday, Sept. 7 senior forward Johnny Lawson put the Tigers on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal in the 18th minute off a free kick. UT-Dallas scored two goals late in the second half to take the lead. The two goals proved insurmountable to the Tigers as they fell 2-1.

“It was like two totally different halves. First half we played really good””we got an early goal, we had a couple of chances to score maybe two or three goals, which would’ve killed the game,” Araujo said.

The win was the first in program history for the UT-Dallas men over Trinity. The men now stand at 3-1 as they begin conference play.

“It’s good that it happened right now where we technically can’t lose”¦so now we learn from our mistakes so it doesn’t happen again,” Araujo said.

They played again on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in Georgetown, Texas, for their opening SCAC game in which they faced off against Southwestern.

Th won the game 7-1 with five players getting on the score sheet.

The Tigers now hold an overall record of 4-1 and a SCAC record of 1-0.

After this win, the team  jumps up to fourth place in the NSCAA Coaches poll from eight place.

The next game is today, Friday Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at home against Christopher Newport (Newport News, Va.) . They are ranked sixth in the nation with a overall record of 4-0.