#9 Men's Soccer Blanks Austin College in SCAC Opener

#9 Men's Soccer Blanks Austin College in SCAC Opener

San Antonio – Trinity's ninth-ranked men's soccer team opened up Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 home shutout over Austin (TX) College.



Trinity opened the scoring in the 10th minute of action as Austin Michaelis scored the first of his two goals on the night for the eventual game-winner.

Austin was not able to get off an on-target shot in the first half of action, and the Tiger defense held them to just just three total attempts.

After drawing a foul in the box in the 31st minute, the Tigers missed out on a chance to take a two-goal lead as the penalty kick sailed over the bar.

With less than four minutes remaining in the first half, Ryan Hunter ripped a one-touch goal into the corner of the net for a score that gave Trinity that multi-goal lead. Hunter was assisted by Liam Looney and Rodrigo Castillo on the goal.

In the 73rd minute, Andrea Codispoti lined up a free kick for the Tigers, and Wesley Mitchell was able to assist Michaelis on the goal that effectively sealed the Trinity win.



Trinity remained undefeated at 3-0-1 after its first conference matchup of the season, while Austin fell to 2-2-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the SCAC.

Austin Michaelis recorded the second multi-goal game of the season after netting a score in each half. It is also the eighth time in his career that Michaelis has scored multiple goals in a game.

Ryan Hunter scored his second goal of the season and his 18th career goal in the final minutes of the first half.



The Tigers will finish off the weekend by hosting Centenary (LA) College in another SCAC contest at noon on Sunday.