San Antonio - Two lightning delays and a change of venue could not deter the Trinity women's soccer team from shutting out previously undefeated Centenary (LA) College 5-0 in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Sunday afternoon.
The SCAC showdown was moved to the turf field at nearby Benson Stadium on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word (TX) because of wet field conditions on Trinity's campus.
Kaity Ward score the first of two goals in the opening period in the sixth minute of action, assisted by Halleanne Dure. She later gave the Tigers a 2-0 halftime lead with another goal in the 35th minute, this time on an assist from Madison Horner.
Trinity had just eight shots in the opening period, but also held Centenary to a single shot in each period. The Tigers doubled their first-half output to wind up with 24 total attempts in the game.
Lindsey Peng helped Trinity cash in on a free kick from midfield in the 54th minute of action, as Peng fired the ball to Chelsea Cole in the box, and Cole quickly turned and scored to put the Tigers up 3-0.
Just 67 seconds later, Peng scored a goal of her own on another free kick. It looked as if Peng was trying to set up a teammate for another assist, but the shot slid past the entire defense - including the goalkeeper - and found the back of the net.
After knocking an earlier shot off the cross bar - the third time a Tiger player did so in the game - Tori Schott was able to finish off the scoring with a goal in the 85th mintue of action.
Trinity upped its overall record to 4-1-1 and 3-0-0 in the SCAC. Centenary suffered its first loss of the season and now stands at 6-1-0 and 4-1-0 SCAC.
The game marked the third straight shutout win for the Tigers.
Chelsea Cole is the top goal-scorer for the Tigers with six goals this season - five of which came this weekend. Cole moved into a tie for 10th place in Trinity's career goals with 37.
Trinity hosts SCAC newcomer Johnson & Wales (CO) University at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23.