Irving, Texas - The eighth-ranked Trinity men's soccer team was upset 2-1 by the University of Dallas (TX) Sunday afternoon in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup.
The Tigers had two chances to score early in the first half, but the Crusaders goalkeeper kept the game at 0-0.
The Tigers had a chance to go up 2-0, but Brady Johnston missed a penalty kick in the 41st minute as the Dallas keeper picked up another save.
Trinity outshot Dallas 13-4 in the first half of the game.
Blake Lieberman prevented the game from being tied with a keeper save in the 52nd minute.
The Tigers were called for a yellow card, and Dallas evened the game by connecting on a PK in the 53rd minute.
Five minutes later Dallas took the lead, getting the ball past Lieberman.
Lieberman and the Dallas goalkeeper each traded a save in the 63rd and 65th minutes of play, respectively. Trinity's starting keeper again prevented a Crusaders goal in the 76th minute.
The Tigers kept fighting but could not get the ball into the net for game-tying goal. Dallas led Trinity 9-6 in second-half shots.
Trinity's seven-game win streak was snapped. The Tigers now stand at 8-1-1 overall and 6-1-0 in the SCAC. Additionally, Trinity had won 20 straight SCAC games dating back to last season.
Dallas upset Trinity in September 2017, but the Tigers won the next two games, including the pairing in the SCAC Championship.
The Crusaders improved to 4-2-0 and 3-1-0 SCAC.
Ryan Hunter scored his fifth goal of the season and is now tied for third place on the team.
Blake Lieberman guarded the net for 90 minutes and posted four saves, increasing his season total to 24. Lieberman has yielded five goals over the season.
The Tigers and Crusaders will meet once again in the regular season on October 14 at Paul McGinlay Field.
Trinity continues its SCAC campaign Tuesday at Southwestern (TX) University in Georgetown, Texas, with a 5:00 p.m. starting time.