Trinity (Texas) 3, Hardin-Simmons 2

Nov. 9, 2005

SAN ANTONIO - The Trinity University Tigers men's soccer team will host an NCAA Division III second-round playoff game Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Webster University Gorloks of St. Louis.

The game will be played on the Trinity campus at the Jesse H. Jones Recreation Area Soccer Field.

Tickets are priced at $6 general admission, $3 for students and $2 for children ages 3 through 12. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at that time.

The Tigers (17-1-1), led by head coach Paul McGinlay, beat Hardin-Simmons 3-2 Wednesday at Blossom Soccer Stadium in the opening round of the 57-team tournament.

Trinity's game winner came from first-year midfielder Tyrone Petrakis of Albuquerque, N.M. (Sandia Preparatory School), who broke a 2-2 tie with his second goal at 25:44 left in the game. Junior midfielder Brian Reaves of Dallas (Dallas Jesuit) picked up his second assist of the night.

The Tigers, ranked No. 4 by the final regular-season national poll, are playing in their ninth postseason tournament and fourth in a row. Trinity captured the NCAA national championship in 2003 and was a semifinalist in 2002. The Tigers, who won their ninth Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship (7-1-1 record), were edged 1-0 in last year's round of 16 by Gustavus Adolphus.

Webster (12-4-4), which had a first-round bye, is competing in its third NCAA tournament and the first since 2000. The Gorloks won the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title with a 5-0-2 mark.

The winner of Saturday's game advances to the sectional round the weekend of Nov. 18-20. The Final Four is slated for Nov. 25 and 26 at Greensboro, N.C.

-- Courtesy Trinity