#9 Trinity Men's Soccer Defeats Colorado College

#9 Trinity Men's Soccer Defeats Colorado College

San Antonio - Trinity's ninth-ranked men's soccer team opened up a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference home weekend with a 5-2 win over Colorado College on Friday night.


The Tigers got on the board early with a goal in the sixth minute of action, as Austin Michaelis slid onto the end of a cross from Rodrigo Castillo.

That would prove to be the only score of the first half, though Trinity held a distinct 12-2 advantage in shots over the first 45 minutes of action.

Jacob Hallenberger converted a penalty kick in the 60th minute to start the second half scoring, then Wesley Mitchell headed in a cross from Andrea Codispoti less than six minutes later to make it a convincing 3-0 Tiger lead.

With that lead, Trinity emptied its bench with less than 20 minutes to play, but Colorado College wasn't finished with the game quite yet. The visitors got on the board at the 78:21 mark, then needed just 80 seconds to strike again and cut the lead to 3-2 with just over 10 minutes to play.

Trinity subbed its starting lineup back into the game and the home team quickly reclaimed the momentum with a goal by Codispoti in the 83rd minute, assisted by Ethan Moore.

The Tiger starters kept the pressure on and Codispoti dropped in his second goal with just under four minutes left to seal the victory. This time it was Moore and Jacob Hallenberger combining for the assists on the game's final goal.



Trinity remains unbeaten in the SCAC with a 3-0-0 conference record and a 5-0-1 overall mark this season. Colorado falls to 5-3-0 overall and 4-2-0 in SCAC play.

Andrea Codispoti had the first multi-goal game of his young career, picking up two goals and an assist to lead Trinity to the victory. 

Ethan Moore had his first two career assists in the win, helping on both of the Codispoti goals that sealed the win.

Jacob Hallenberger nabbed his first goal of the season and the ninth score of his career.

Austin Michaelis extended his team lead with his fifth goal of the year, which is also the 36th score of his career. Michaelis is now tied with Ben Grossman (2006-09) for ninth on Trinity's all-time scoring list.



The Tigers will conclude another SCAC weekend at home by facing off against Johnson & Wales (CO) University at noon on Sunday.