#11 Women's Soccer Clinches SCAC Regular Season Title

#11 Women's Soccer Clinches SCAC Regular Season Title

San Antonio - The 11th-ranked Trinity women's soccer team secured the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title with a 6-0 shutout of Austin (TX) College Sunday afternoon.


Trinity celebrated its regular season home finale with the lopsided win, out-shooting Austin 29-0, but the Tigers led just 2-0 at the half.

Colleen Markey brought the Austin goalkeeper out in the 13th minute, then beat her with a touch towards the middle of the box, and Katie Peth buried the eventual game-winner into the empty net.

The only other first-half goal came in the 34th minute, as Julia Kelly crushed a shot off the cross bar, and Chelsea Cole cleaned up the rebound to make it 2-0 Tigers.

Less than five minutes into the second period, Lilah Bevins started Trinity's next scoring play with a through ball to Julia Camp on the right side of the 18-yard box. Camp then settled it and crossed it into the six-yard box, where Markey knocked it in for the goal.

In the 54th minute, Halleanne Dure's shot from inside the six-yard box was blocked, but first-year Briana Zunker put the loose ball into the net for her first of two goals in the game.

Lindsey Peng and Julia Camp combined for the next Tiger score in the 76th minute. Peng stopped an Austin attack, then dribbled forward to midfield where she spotted Camp headed past the Austin defense. Camp took the pass and dribbled in, then beat the keeper one-on-one for the goal.

Zunker's next goal came on a corner kick with just over a minute remaining. Tierney Thomison sent in the corner, and Zunker headed it home for the final score.



In addition to garnering the conference regular-season title, the Tigers will also be the top seeds at the SCAC Tournament November 3-5 at Shreveport, Louisiana. Trinity has won the tournament championship for eight years in a row.

Trinity won its 15th consecutive game, improving to 15-1-0 overall and 11-0-0 in the SCAC. The Tigers also posted their seventh straight shutout and finished with a perfect 9-0-0 record at home this season.

Katie Peth's sixth goal this season was the first game-winner of her career. She has career-best totals of six goals and four assists for the Tigers this season.

Chelsea Cole's team-leading 17th goal of the year was the 30th of her career, moving her into a tie for 18th place in career goals for the Tigers. 

Colleen Markey now has 27 career goals and 34 career assists. She is tied for fifth in career assists and 23rd in career goals among all Trinity players.

Today's goal for Julia Camp is the 43rd of her career, and her 13th assist of the season is the 27th over her career. Camp is 12th in school history in career assists, and needs four more goals to tie for seventh in that category.



Trinity wraps up is regular-season slate next Saturday in Kerrville, Texas, in a 1:00 p.m. SCAC matchup with Schreiner University.