San Antonio - Trinity's 16th-ranked women's soccer team earned a 5-0 shutout victory over Schreiner (TX) University in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals on Saturday afternoon.
Trinity opened up the scoring in the 13th minute with what would prove to be the sixth game-winner of the season for Chelsea Cole. Cole was able to clean up a loose ball in the box to put the Tigers up 1-0 early in the first period.
That score remained until late in the first period, as Trinity had two goals disallowed for offsides in the first half. The Tigers finally got the second goal in the 36th minute, with Halleanne Dure heading in a cross from Lilah Bevins that made it a 2-0 lead.
Cole picked up her second goal of the half less than two minutes later, as Madison Horner provided her first of two assists in the game giving Trinity a 3-0 at halftime.
Trinity had nine second-half shots in the game, but it wasn't until the final minutes that the Tigers got back on the scoreboard with a pair of goals by Abby Blackwood.
Blackwood fired her first into the top-right corner of the goal on a pass back from Kaity Ward in the 85th minute, then Horner provided an assist on the second with less than three minutes to play.
Schreiner was held to just three total shots in the game, including one on-target attempt. Trinity led 23-3 in total shots and 15-1 in corner kicks taken.
Trinity improved to 15-1-1 this year with its fifth consecutive shutout win, while Schreiner fell to 5-10-3 with the loss.
The Tigers have now advanced to the SCAC title game in all 10 tournaments in SCAC history. Trinity holds a 17-1-1 record in tournament play, having won 17 consecutive games in the postseason event.
Chelsea Cole has now produced five multi-goal games this season, including seven goals in her last four games. Cole now has 21 goals this season, tying for the fifth-most in school history for a single season, and became just the seventh Tiger player ever to score 20 or more goals in one year.
Cole has now moved into fourth place in Trinity history with 53 career goals and 135 total points.
Halleanne Dure notched her 17th goal of the season in today's game, which also makes her the 10th player in school history to score 40 or more goals in a career.
Abby Blackwood scored her first career multi-goal game and has three total goals this season.
After contributing a pair of assists in today's win, Madison Horner now has three assists on the year.
The Tigers will face either #2 seed Southwestern (TX) University or #6 seed University of Dallas (TX) in Sunday's SCAC Championship game at 1:00 p.m.