In the home opener of the 2012 season, the Trinity womenâ€™s soccer team defeated Our Lady of the Lake University 3-0 on Friday night, earning their third straight shutout of the season.
â€œI think we came out really strong in the first half and once we got those first two goals we had a lot of momentum,â€ said sophomore forward Stephanie Segovia. â€œOverall it was a good performance, but we are capable of much better.â€
Trinity dominated from the beginning. In the 22nd minute, first-year midfielder Emily Donnan scored the first goal. Only one minute and 47 seconds later, Segovia scored the Tigersâ€™ second goal, with assists from sophomore mid-fielder Kelsey Falcone and senior mid-fielder Katy Lipscomb.
â€œI think we attacked really well during our 1v1s,â€ Donnan said in an email. â€œOur wide players did a great job of taking people on and our defense stayed solid.â€
In the second half, junior forward Shelby Guenthardt scored Trinityâ€™s third goal with only 10 minutes left to play, with an assist from Falcone.
â€œThe first half was our best performance yet,â€ Falcone said in an email. â€œWe slowed down in the second half, but we just need to finish our chances. We did a great job possessing the ball and moving it around the field to create space.â€
Trinityâ€™s goalkeepers, senior Katie Garrett, sophomore Devan Osegueda and sophomore Lauren Goldberg, all contributed to the shutout, while Garrett recorded two saves.
Overall, the Tigers recorded 30 shots compared with OLLUâ€™s two, including a 17-0 advantage in the second half.Â In total, the Tigers had 15 shots on goal.
â€œWe all came out and played really well as a team,â€ Falcone said. â€œCollectively, a lot of things we had been practicing finally translated into our play. At this point in the season we need to establish consistency. I think we can do this by putting away our opportunities quickly.â€
The women are now 4-0-1 on the season and have only allowed one goal this year.
Trinity plays again at 4 p.m. next Friday at home against the University of Dallas in its first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game.
â€œWe played University of Dallas last year, and it went into overtime,â€ Segovia said. â€œWe played them at their home last year, so that affected us a lot. The biggest challenge is going to be composure and coming into the game physically and mentally prepared and not letting outside factors get in the way.â€