On Friday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 14 the Trinity Tigers Womenâ€™s soccer team traveled to Tyler and Dallas where the team ended with two wins.
The third-ranked Tigers took on the UT Tyler Patriots in the first game of the weekend. The Patriots scored first with a goal in the 37th minute.
The Tigers were behind for about a minute until junior center-midfielder Emily Donnan scored a goal in the 38th minute.
The game remained until Â halftime. In the 59th minute, All-American forward Kelsey Falcone and All-American forward Emily Jorgens connected for the eventual game winner.
â€œWe were happy to win the game, but we never lost focus because we knew we had another worthy opponent to play on Sunday,â€ said sophomore midfielder Jordan Leeper.
The Tigers outshot the Patriots 28-6, but the Patriots stayed in the game with 12 saves.
â€œI was very proud of the effort the team put forth, but would like to see an increase in efficiency throughout the game. As a team, we earn every opportunity we get, and I want to make sure our opponents also earn their opportunities as well,â€ said Lance Key, head coach.
Later that weekend the Lady Tigers traveled to Richardson to take on the UT Dallas Comets.
The team finished off their weekend road trip with a 2-1 overtime victory against the Comets.
The game was scoreless until Falcone scored a goal in the 50th minute of the second half on a pass from Yasmeen Farra.
The Tigers were up 1-0 until the Comets scored a goal that would eventually send the match into overtime with 22 minutes left in the game.
Three minutes into overtime, Meredith Licata scored the eventual game winning goal on a pass from Jorgens.
â€œScoring the game-winning goal was an amazing feeling. I am so happy I was able to help get the win for Trinity,â€ Licata said.
With this win, the Tigers improve their season record to 4-0-1, but fall down a position in the NSCAA Coaches poll to the No. 3 position behind Washington University (Mo) and Messiah College (Penn.).
Next up for the team are two away games today and Sunday, Sept. 21, followed by a game against University of Mary Hardin-Baylor at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at home.