San Antonio - The 12th-ranked Trinity women's soccer team lost a 2-0 battle against #4 Hardin-Simmons (TX) University on Friday night.
Both teams were scoreless through most of the first half, but Hardin-Simmons broke through with a goal in the 37th minute to take the lead.
Lindsey Peng had a free kick in the final minutes that nearly tied the game, but the Cowgirls held on for the 1-0 halftime advantage.
A corner kick by Hardin-Simmons led to an own-goal by the Tigers that made it a 2-0 lead that proved too much for the home team in the end.
Trinity now stands at 1-1-1 while Hardin-Simmons has chalked up a 2-1-0 record.
The game was a rematch of last season's NCAA Division III Second-Round Playoff game that was won 3-2 by the Cowgirls.
Trinity had not suffered a shutout loss since September 1, 2017, as Christopher Newport (VA) University prevailed in the opening game of the season. The Tigers played Pacific Lutheran (WA) University to a 0-0 draw in the first game of this season.
Hardin-Simmons led 13-7 in total shots, and held a slight 4-3 advantage in shots on goal.
The Tigers will host the University of Texas-Tyler at noon Sunday.