Seguin, Texas - The sixth-ranked Trinity men's soccer team scored five second-half goals to shut out Texas Lutheran University 5-0 Friday night in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup.
The first half was tightly played, as each team produced only four shots, and neither team managed to score.
Austin Michaelis opened the scoring with three consecutive goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half, beginning with the eventual game-winner just three minutes into the period. Daylon Gordon provided the assist on a cross.
Five minutes later, Michaelis scored from just inside the 6-yard mark, and then buried a header into the right side of the goal in the 58th minute.
The Tigers outshot the Bulldogs 12-7 in the second half of the game.
Trinity registered its fifth shutout to improve to 7-1-0 and 3-1-0 SCAC. Texas Lutheran dropped to 2-4-2 and 1-2-1 SCAC.
Austin Michaelis chalked up the first hat trick of his career, and the first for the Tigers since the 2014 season. Michaelis now has four goals on the year, and two of those have been game-winners.
Christian Sakshaug's goal was his fifth this season, which places him as the team leader.
The assist by Daylon Gordon was his team-best fourth of the campaign.
Kamran Moussavi scored the second goal of his career.
McCaleb Taylor recorded the first three saves of his career in the final 21 minutes of action in goal.
Trinity continues its SCAC slate Sunday in Georgetown, Texas, with a 2:00 p.m. matchup against Southwestern University.