#9 Trinity Beats Centenary to Finish SCAC Weekend Sweep

#9 Trinity Beats Centenary to Finish SCAC Weekend Sweep

San Antonio - The ninth-ranked Trinity men's soccer team shut out Centenary (LA) College 6-0 in a Sunday afternoon Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game.



The game was moved to nearby University of the Incarnate Word's Benson Stadium because of wet field conditions on Trinity's campus.

The Tigers were aggressive from the start, ripping off 10 shots in the first 15 minutes, and finishing the game with an astonishing 53-2 edge in shots taken.

After a couple of saves by Centenary early in the game, Trinity's Andrea Codispoti turned a loose ball into a scoring opportunity, but his attempt clanged off the post to keep the Tigers off the board.

Two more Trinity shots were saved over the next two-plus minutes, then Jacob Hallenberger lined up a dangerous attempt at the 20:00 mark, but the Gents were saved again by the goal as the shot went off the cross bar. 

It took 11 on-target shots before the Tigers broke through for a score, which came on a corner kick by Jacob Hallenberger. That corner was flicked to the back post by Prentice, and was finished off by Ryan Hunter in the 34th minute. Hallenberger and Prentice shared the double-assist on the eventual game-winner.

Another corner kick in the final seconds of the half led to another goal, as Roman Cano found the back of the net with just 70 seconds remaining, and the Tigers took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break.

The second period scoring started almost immediately, as Brady Johnston needed just 92 seconds to make it a 3-0 Trinity lead on an assist from Cano.

Hunter capped his successful afternoon with another score in the 70th minute and Fraser Burns provided the assist.

First-year Connor Jones finished off the scoring with a pair of goals in the final minutes of the game, slotting in scores in the 86th and 88th minutes that were separated by just 1:43 on the clock. Efrain Leuck was credited with the assist on the final score.



Trinity remained undefeated at 4-0-1 overall and 2-0-0 in the SCAC. Centenary dropped to 1-5-1 and 0-4-1 SCAC.

The six goals scored by the Tigers were a season-high mark. The Tigers also posted their third consecutive clean-sheet game of the season.

Ryan Hunter scored his second multi-goal game of his career and is now tied for the team lead with four goals scored this year. His last multi-goal game also came against Centenary in 2016.

Brady Johnston recorded the third goal of the campaign and is in second place in Trinity's scoring column for the year.

Newcomer Connor Jones scored the first goals of his early collegiate career. A true Trinity soccer legacy, Jones is the son of former men's and women's team standouts Colin Jones and the former Erica Kafka. 

Roman Cano scored his first goal as a Trinity Tiger, after playing last season at the University of the Incarnate Word - the site of today's game.



Trinity hosts Colorado College in an SCAC game at 7:00 p.m. Friday.