Defending conference champion Trinity shuts out Texas Lutheran
SEGUIN, Texas -- Tenth-ranked Trinity (Texas) shut out the Texas Lutheran 7-0 in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game at Gustafson Field on Friday.
Trinity, the defending conference champion, improved to 14-2-1 and 11-1-0 SCAC. The Tigers, who won their 12th consecutive game, blanked the Bulldogs 4-0 on Sept. 20 in San Antonio. Texas Lutheran dropped to 9-6-0 and 6-6-0 SCAC.
Victor Araujo scored his fourth game winner of the season, on an unassisted goal in the 16th minute of play. Seven minutes later, Tom Carwile headed the ball past the Bulldogs keeper, and Yuri Ribeiro picked up his team-best ninth assist of the year on the play. Araujo then gave the Tigers a 3-0 halftime lead with his 10th goal of the season.
Jonny Lawson took advantage of a loose ball off the hands of the GK, and fired the ball in during the 60th minute. Lawson leads the Tigers with 12 goals this season, and has now scored in seven consecutive games against NCAA Division III opponents.
Todd Edwards scored back-to-back goals in the 73rd and 74th minutes. Goncalo Santana assisted on the first goal, and Edwards shot a cannon from 25 yards out for the second scoring play.
Raz Forsten put the finishing touches on the scoreboard, converting a penalty kick in the game's final seconds.
Goalkeeper Matt Cardone was credited with three saves in the matchup.