Nov. 6, 2010

Courtesy of Trinity

Greencastle, Ind. - The defending SCAC champion Trinity Tigers men, ranked No. 1 in the nation, clinched a share of the conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the DePauw Tigers Friday night.

Trinity (17-2-0, 10-0-0 SCAC), which won its ninth straight game, wraps up the regular season Sunday in a SCAC game with Centre in Danville, Ky. NCAA bids will be announced Monday.

Tiger junior midfielder Josh Adams provided both goals for Trinity, starting with a score in the seventh minute of play. First-year midfielder Yuri Ribeiro supplied the assist. DePauw tied the score at 1-1, as Stephen Keller scored on a penalty kick in the 41st minute. But, in the second half, during the 59th minute, Adams took a cross from junior forward Cameron Hogsett for the game-winning goal.

Senior goalkeeper Joe Benefield recorded two saves in the game, while yielding the penalty kick.

Trinity led DePauw 11-8 in total shots.