Trinity Secures Ninth Straight SCAC Women's Soccer Title

Trinity Secures Ninth Straight SCAC Women's Soccer Title

SHREVEPORT, La. - After a scoreless first half, Trinity University made a 73rd minute goal stand as the Tigers earned their ninth straight SCAC women's soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Texas Lutheran University in Sunday's title match. Official Website | Postgame Interview 

Meredith Licata cleaned up the rebound from a shot by Tierney Thomison to provide what proved to be the game-winner for Trinity. It was the senior's second goal of the tournament.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Trinity outshot Texas Lutheran 22-1, with 11 of the Tigers' efforts on goal.
  • Eight different Trinity players had shots on goal.
  • Texas Lutheran used different keepers in each half with Mikaela Gilbert picking up four saves in the first half and Stephanie Barrientos posting a scoreless 45 minutes in net in the second half with 6 saves.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Meredith Licata: 3 shots, 2 shots on goal, 1 goal
  • Tierney Thomison: 2 shots, 2 shots on goal, 1 assist
  • Julia Kelly: 5 shots, 2 shots on goal
  • Chelsea Cole: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal
  • Kalli Douma: 0 goals allowed; third shutout of season

TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Madison Gruetzner: 1 shot
  • Stephanie Barrientos: 6 saves, 0 goals allowed in 45 minutes

NOTABLES

  • Trinity has won the last eight SCAC women's soccer tournaments (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 1992) and has played in the championship match in all nine events.
  • The conference title is the ninth straight for Trinity.
  • By virtue of the conference championship, Trinity will make its ninth straight NCAA tournament appearance and 23rd all-time.
  • Trinity enters NCAA tournament play on an 18-game winning streak.
  • Trinity has not allowed a goal in SCAC tournament play in seven of its last eight appearances. 
  • Meredith Licata was named the 2017 SCAC Women's Soccer Tournament Offensive MVP.
  • Kristen Canepa was named the 2017 SCAC Women's Soccer Tournament Defensive MVP.

UP NEXT

With the victory, Trinity University earns the SCAC's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers (18-1) will find out their first-round opponent when the brackets are announced on Monday. 

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