Nov. 22, 2009

Courtesy of Trinity (Tex.)

San Antonio - The Trinity University Tiger women's soccer team edged the Hardin-Simmons University Cowgirls 1-0 Saturday in the NCAA Division III Sectionals.

Trinity (18-0-0) advanced to tomorrow's quarterfinals against Lynchburg College. Lynchburg shut out Concordia-Moorhead College 4-0 in the other sectional game played on the Trinity campus. Sunday's game will begin at 6:00 p.m. (CST).

The Tigers will compete in the quarterfinals for the fifth time overall, and the first since 2005. Hardin-Simmons, completed the season with a 20-2-0 record, and both losses came against Trinity.

The Trinity/Lynchburg winner will advance to the NCAA semifinals, to be played Dec. 4 at San Antonio's Blossom Soccer Stadium. The NCAA Championship game is scheduled for Dec. 5.

Saturday's game was a in stalemate until the 66th minute, when Trinity sophomore forward Abigail Loar scored an unassisted goal. Loar put in the winning goal on a breakaway play that was nearly saved by the goalie, but ended up slipping into the net.

The Tigers led 14-10 in shots, and held a 5-2 advantage on goal. Hardin-Simmons was a 7-4 leader in corner kicks.

Cowgirls senior goalkeeper Christi Carr recorded four saves, and Tiger first-year keeper Katie Garrett had two.