Seguin, Texas - The defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) champion Trinity women's soccer team opened league play with a 6-0 shutout of Texas Lutheran University Wednesday night.
Dure wasn't done by a long shot after her eventual game-winner, scoring twice more to lead the Tiger offensive attack. Ward was also not done helping her teammate as she provided assists on all three of Dure's scores.
Trinity led 4-0 at the half, with Dure scoring the second goal of the night in the 33rd minute. Just over five minutes later, Hannah Lane got on the board on an assist from Abby Blackwood that made it 3-0 Tigers, then Kristen Canepa nailed a free-kick goal from 25 yards out to account for the halftime advantage.
Dure and Ward hooked up for the final time in the 61st minute, though this time it was Dure knocking in a rebound goal to follow Ward's initial shot that was saved.
The Tigers improved their season record to 2-1-0, and are 1-0-0 in SCAC competition. Texas Lutheran dropped to 1-2-1 and 0-2-0 SCAC.
Halleanne Dure posted the second hat trick of her career. Her last three-goal game occurred in September 2017 against Texas Lutheran. The trio of goals marked the first scoring plays for Dure this season. Dure now has 26 career goals in her column.
Newcomer Kaity Ward contributed the first assists of her early collegiate career.
Trinity outshot Texas Lutheran 30-3.
The Tigers open a home weekend of SCAC action on Friday by hosting Austin (TX) College at 8:00 p.m.