Trinity Earns Road Win at Centre to Open SCAC Play
Danville, Kentucky - A first-half power outage didn't stop sophomore forward Brian Hines from scoring two fast back-to-back goals with minutes to play in the game as the defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Trinity Tigers beat the Centre Colonels 3-0 Friday night.
In the 84th minute, Hines headed the ball past the Colonels goalkeeper, on an assist from senior forward Cameron Hogsett. Just a scant 11 seconds later, Hines picked up his sixth goal of the season, and was assisted by senior midfielder Zach Garcia.
For Hines, the two goals in 11 seconds ties for the second-fastest consecutive goals scored by one player in NCAA Division III history. The fastest in D-III history was just 10 seconds.
Trinity, ranked fifth in the nation, remained unbeaten with a 6-0-2 record, and went to 1-0-0 in the SCAC. Centre now stands at 5-3-1.
The only goal in the tightly played first half was by Tiger senior midfielder Josh Adams,who scored with five minutes remaining. Senior midfielder Andrew Soares was credited with the assist. Adams now has a team-best nine goals, four of which are game-winners.
The Tiger defense was enhanced by first-year goalkeeper Matt Cardone, who accounted for four saves in that low-scoring opening half. The game also marked his first career shutout.
Trinity continues its SCAC trip Sunday in Sewanee, Tenn., with a 1:00 p.m. match-up against Sewanee: The University of the South.