Trinity (Texas) blanks Puget Sound, moves on to third round of tourney
SAN ANTONIO -- Seventh-ranked Trinity shut out No. 21 Puget Sound 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Sunday night.
Trinity (20-2-1), in its 12th consecutive NCAA tournament, advanced to a third-round matchup with Wartburg (Iowa), which received votes in the latest national poll.
The only first-half score of Sunday’s game came with 15 seconds left on the clock, as Zach Brock drove the ball into the net, on an assist from Jeff Hayes.
Hayes contributed a goal in the 63rd minute, with an assist from Yuri Ribeiro. Two minutes later, Simon Uribe and Ribeiro combined for another scoring play. Ribeiro repeated his two assists performance from Saturday’s victory against Cal Lutheran. He has amassed 18 assists this year, and is in second place in the Trinity record books for the most assists in a single season. Noe Casanova set the record in 2008, with 19 assists.
Callum Squires put the finishing touches in the game, with an acrobatic goal in the 78th minute of play. Murray Fraser and Todd Edwards were credited with the assists.