The No. 6 Trinity Tigers did what was expected of them as they won yet another season opener, defeating Schreiner 1-0 at Paul McGinlay Soccer Field on Tuesday night. It was the sixth straight season opener win for the Tigers as they begun their SCAC title defense in perfect fashion.
Much like the women it was a dominant statistical performance from the men, but for all that work they couldn’t make it count on the score sheet. Paul McGinlay will no doubt be sending his chargers for shooting practice in the week as they sent 20 shots off target in a wasteful night.
From the very opening whistle Trinity went for the match and went on the attack as they were all over Schreiner. But it was wasteful shooting that was the story of the opening stages, and that trend would continue throughout the match.
The middle period of the first half Schreiner had their best passage of the match as they were able to get some shots away but Chad Margotta was up to the task. Trinity were always in control of the match as they tried to find goals, but they couldn’t get a goal, which kept the match scoreless at half time.
Trinity came out from the break well as they continued to go on the attack and look for a goal but they only got their breakthrough after a foul allowed Tom Carwile to step up to the spot. And Carwile made no mistake beating the keeper from the spot to score the match’s only goal.
The typical substitutions that happen in the college game in the second half came and typically disrupted the flow of the match. That really hurt Schreiner as they needed the flow to create chances with Trinity having the only chances of the match after the goal but they continued to struggle with their accuracy, keeping the match 1-0 at full time.