San Antonio - The sixth-ranked Trinity men's soccer team scored seven second-half goals to defeat Schreiner (TX) University 8-1 Friday night in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup.
Despite holding a 12-4 advantage in shots during the first half, Trinity was only able to come away with a late goal to take the slim halftime lead.
Jacob Hallenberger and Quentin Van Der Lee provided that score in the 40th minute, putting the Tigers ahead 1-0. Hallenberger sent a cross to the far post for Van Der Lee, who knocked it off the post and into the net with a strong header.
Trinity opened up a prolific second half with Brady Johnston scoring the eventual game-winner in the 53rd minute, which was followed by Wesley Mitchell's goal in the 57th minute. Hallenberger provided assists on both and the Tigers led 3-0.
As if that wasn't fast enough, Trinity then scored four more times in a span of less than two minutes from the 64:34 mark to 66:15. Jacob Galan started off the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 65th minute, then Liam Looney converted a penalty kick just 61 seconds later.
Austin Michaelis rocketed a shot on goal less than 30 seconds later, but Schreiner was able to save that shot. Fraser Burns cleaned up the loose ball with a goal that came just 26 seconds after Looney's successful PK.
The sequence ended 14 seconds later as Andrea Codispoti scored from 25 yards out to give Trinity a 7-0 lead.
Schreiner broke up Trinity's bid for a shutout in the 76th minute, but Duncan James answered with the final goal of the night for the Tigers just over three minutes later.
Trinity held a significant 32-10 advantage in shots during the game, as well as leading 17-4 in shots on goal.
Trinity won its fifth game in a row with its highest scoring output of the year, improving to 13-1-1 overall and 11-1-0 in the SCAC. Schreiner dropped to 3-12-2 and 2-10-2.
Eight different Tiger players scored in the game, which was the opening night of the University's Alumni Weekend.
Jacob Hallenberger's three assists were a career high. Hallenberger is tops on the team with nine assists.
Blake Lieberman guarded the net for over 67 minutes and made three saves. Lieberman has posted 39 saves this season.
The Tigers wrap up their regular-season home schedule next Tuesday by hosting Southwestern (TX) University in a conference game at 6:00 p.m.