San Antonio - Trinity's 18th-ranked men’s soccer team wrapped up a conference weekend with a 5-0 shutout of Austin College Sunday afternoon.
The defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champions improved to 7-2-0 overall, and 3-2-0 in SCAC play. On Friday, Trinity began the weekend with a 4-0 victory over Centenary College.
"During preseason, I thought we could produce a lot of goals from many different players. After the first seven games, we produced very few goals from even fewer players," said Head Coach Paul McGinlay. "If we got anything positive from the weekend, it was a lot of goals from free play and set plays. We also got some outstanding performances from many different players, including a fantastic effort on both sides of the ball today from Daylon Gordon."
Today's game ended with four different Trinity players scoring the five goals against the Kangaroos, which comes on the heels of four different Tigers finding the back of the net on Friday. All told, seven players scored the nine goals in the two wins.
Derrick Horvath netted the eventual game-winner in the eighth minute, cleaning up a deflected pass off the boot of Christian Sakshaug. Horvath also beat a pair of defenders in the 18-yard box with a nice individual effort in the 58th minute for his second goal of the day. Additionally, Horvath scored the game-winner on Friday against Centenary.
Christian Sakshaug provided the assist on Horvath's first goal, then dropped in a goal of his own in the 25th minute on an assist from Gordon. Just before halftime, Jorge Villamarin sent a corner to the far post, which was fired past the goalkeeper on a one-touch volley by Brad Carabajal to make it 3-0 at the break.
Late in the contest, the Tigers took advantage of another corner kick to finish the scoring. Murray Fraser sent the ball to the back post once again, but this time it found the head of a diving Zac Treu. Overall, Trinity drew 15 corner kicks in the game.
Chad Margotta protected the goal in the first half and recorded one save, while Todd Whittaker had the duty in the second half. The stingy Tiger defense allowed Austin College only four total shots in the game.
Trinity will host two SCAC games next weekend, starting with Texas Lutheran University at 8:00 p.m. Friday, and wrapping up with Southwestern University at 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Trinity and Texas Lutheran are currently tied for third place in the standings with identical 3-2 SCAC records.