Trinity (Texas) advances off 3-0 run
Tigers’ Loar scored once to begin game and got last goal of game
SAN ANTONIO -- Host Trinity (Texas) advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship second round with a 5-2 victory against St. Scholastica on Saturday night.
The first half was tightly played, with the Tigers leading the Saints 3-2.
Trinity's Abby Loar scored the first of two goals, with a solo shot just three minutes into the game. Hannah Kuhl made it 2-0 Tigers in the 12th minute, as Emily Jorgens recorded the first of her two assists.
But the Saints Kelsey Kehtel scored unassisted goals in the 14th and 32 minutes, tying the game 2-2. Trinity's Kirby Peddicord put one past the keeper just 56 seconds later, assisted by Jorgens, and the Tigers took a 3-2 lead going into halftime.
Trinity's Shelby Guenthardt and Shelby Hopkins combined for a scoring play in the 62nd minute to make it 4-2, then Loar finished the scoring (in the 76th minute) with her 20th goal of the season, on an assist by Samantha Atkins.
Loar is Trinity's all-time scoring and points leader, with 57 goals, 34 assists, and 148 total points.
Trinity led St. Scholastica 35-3 in total shots, and 21-2 on the mark. The Saints starting keeper, Bailey Mahlum, played for 80 minutes, yielded five goals, but registered 15 saves. Trinity's starting goalkeeper was Katie Garrett, followed in the second half by Devan Osegueda.