#12 Tiger Men Finish Road Weekend With Win Over Texas-Dallas

#12 Tiger Men Finish Road Weekend With Win Over Texas-Dallas

Abilene, Texas - The 12th-ranked Trinity men's soccer team battled its way to a 2-1 decision over the University of Texas-Dallas on Saturday night.



The Tigers jumped out to a quick lead after Brady Johnston lit up the scoreboard in the sixth minute of action, assisted by Daylon Gordon.

UT-Dallas squared things up with a goal of their own in the 21st minute.  

Neither team managed much on offense overall, though Trinity held a 5-2 edge in shots after the first 45 minutes.

It took nearly 30 minutes after the break for the next goal, which came courtesy of Austin Michaelis, and was assisted by first-year Neil Verwillow in the 73rd minute.  

The Comets immediately threatened down the field and drew a penalty kick less than a minute later, and were poised to tie the game up again once again.

Tiger goalkeeper Blake Lieberman had other plans, though, saving the PK to keep Trinity in front.  

UT-Dallas only had two shots the rest of the game, and the Tigers pulled through with the narrow victory.



The Tigers continued their flawless early season and now stand at 4-0-0, while the Comets dropped to 2-2-0.

The number of shots in the game was about even, as Trinity led 10-8 overall, and 6-5 in shots on the mark.

Blake Lieberman now has 12 saves in his column this season, after recording four saves against the Comets.

Brady Johnston and Austin Michaelis scored their first goals of the season.

Daylon Gordon picked up his first assist of the campaign, while newcomer Neil Verwillow registered his first-ever collegiate assist.

Trinity first-years Jacob Hallenberger and Neil Verwillow started the first games of their careers, making for three freshmen in the starting lineup for the Tigers in today's game.



The Tigers return home and open their Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference slate with Schreiner (TX) University at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.