Shreveport, Louisiana - The 17th-ranked Trinity women's soccer team broke out of an early deadlock to defeat Centenary (LA) College 3-1 Sunday afternoon in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game.
The Ladies were the first to score as Trinity's eight-game shutout streak was broken. Centenary got on the board with a goal in the eighth minute of action.
Following a yellow card on a Centenary player, Kristen Canepa scored the go-ahead goal in the 44th minute by connecting on a penalty kick.
The Tigers ended up outshooting the Ladies 13-2 in the first half of the pairing.
Just two and a half minutes into the second half, Halleanne Dure gave Trinity a 3-1 lead as Walsh posted her second assist of the day. Walsh's initial shot was blocked and Dure scored off the rebound.
Neither team found the back of the net the rest of the way, although a Centenary player was ejected by a red card a few minutes after Trinity's scoring play.
Trinity led 10-2 in second-half total shots.
The Tigers claimed their ninth consecutive victory and now have a 10-1-1 overall record, along with an undefeated 9-0-0 mark in the SCAC.
Centenary dropped to 8-5-0 overall and 5-5-0 in SCAC action after the loss. The Tigers shutout the ladies 5-0 on September 16 in San Antonio.
Chelsea Cole scored her team-leading 13th goal of the season and the 44th of her career. Cole stands in eighth place on Trinity's career scoring list and needs three goals to tie Lindsay Rowland (2001-2003) for seventh.
Halleanne Dure now has 11 goals in her column this year.
Kristen Canepa's goal was her third of the season, and her first game-winner.
Trinity led 8-2 in shots on goal.
The Tigers will host Texas Lutheran University in an SCAC matchup at 6:00 p.m. Friday.