Trinity Men's Soccer Earns Fifth Consecutive SCAC Tournament Title

Trinity Men's Soccer Earns Fifth Consecutive SCAC Tournament Title

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- The top-seeded Trinity University men's soccer team earned their fifth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament title with a 2-1 extra time victory over second-seeded Colorado College. Official Website | Postgame Interview with Trinity head coach Paul McGinlay, Offensive MVP Christian Sakshaug and Defensive MVP Laurence Wyke


  • The first half remained scoreless as Trinity and Colorado College struggled to create chances, recording only 6 total shots
  • Colorado College took a second half lead in the 62nd minute with a goal from Robert Malone
  • After the goal, Trinity became more composed on the ball, controlling the match from the back with an impressive all-around display from Laurence Wyke
  • Trinity tied the match 1-1 in the 89th minute on a goal from Austin Michaelis, who slotted past an oncoming Theo Hooker on a through ball from Kellen Reid
  • Trinity won the match on a golden goal from Brady Johnston (assisted by Austin Michaelis and Todd Edwards) in the 103rd minute after Johnston buried his opportunity from just inside the 18 yard line


  • Austin Michaelis: 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Brady Johnston: game-winning goal, 4 shots on target
  • Kellen Reid: 1 assist
  • Todd Edwards: 1 assist


  • Theo Hooker: 4 saves
  • Robert Malone: 1 goal
  • Christian Wulff: 2 shots
  • Joel Frykholm: 2 shots


  • Trinity has won the SCAC men's soccer tournament five out of the eight years it has been played
  • Laurence Wyke earned the Defensive MVP and Christian Sakshaug earned the Offensive MVP
  • This is the third year in a row that Trinity and Colorado College have played against each other in the SCAC Championship Final


By virtue of today's victory, Trinity will earn the SCAC automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. They will find out their opponent and match location when the bracket announcements are made on Monday.