San Antonio – The 23rd-ranked Trinity women's soccer team earned a 6-0 victory over Texas Lutheran University on Friday night.
The Tigers picked up three goals in each half, beginning with Molly Sheridan's eventual game-winner in the eighth minute. Sheridan redirected a long cross from Lindsey Peng to find the back of the net.
Less than four minutes later, Nyah Sheppard lofted a corner to the back post for Sheridan, who pushed the ball back across the goal. Camryn Beall took it from there, burying it into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.
Sheridan was involved in the next goal as well in the 23rd minute of play as she picked up a loose ball in the center circle. She found a streaking Kaity Ward in the middle of the field, and Ward carried it the rest of the way for the 3-0 lead.
After halftime, Trinity had two goals in the first 10:28 of the period to keep up the pressure. Jessica Young's shot attempt was stopped by the goalkeeper but not controlled. The Bulldogs were unable to clear it, and Cassie Bowers was able to stick her toe into the mix to push the ball into the empty net.
Less than two minutes later, Emma Everts smashed a shot from just outside the box to make it a 5-0 Tiger lead.
The scoring ended with Alana Wickham's header from the back post, finishing a cross from Peng.
Trinity improved to 5-1 overall this season, while Texas Lutheran stands 3-2-1 after the loss.
Molly Sheridan picked up her first points of the young season, picking up a goal and two assists – all of which came in the first half.
Lindsey Peng nabbed two assists in the game, pulling into the lead with five total assists for the Tigers this season. Nyah Sheppard also had an assist and trails Peng by just one for the team lead.
Alana Wickham scored her first career goal, closing out the game's scoring.
The Tigers held a commanding 35-3 advantage in total shots, including 20 shots taken in the first half alone. Trinity allowed the Bulldogs just one attempt after halftime.
The Tigers will host fourth-ranked Christopher Newport (VA) University on Sunday, September 22, at 12:00 p.m.