Trinity men Manage big Second Half to Stay Perfect

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A strong second half allowed Trinity’s men’s team to show why they are the number one team in the country on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers managed a big 4-0 win over UT-Dallas to continue their perfect season, scoring all four goals in the second half.

It was a dominant performance from Trinity, even in the first half, but throughout the whole first half Dallas held out well. Daniel Ruano was looking dangerous for Trinity in the first half, perhaps reflecting how heavily marked the men in the box were, as Ruano was shooting from outside the box.

The Comets defense was doing very well, keeping the match tight, restricting Trinity well in one of the best defensive performances against the Tigers this season. The match was stuck in the midfield, forcing Trinity to either shoot from distance or try to pass it around but they could not find many shots.

Just over one minute in to the second half Trinity was able to open the scoring, finally breaking down a strong Comets defense. Brady Johnson was able to send the ball in for Austin Michaelis who sent the ball past the keeper.

That saw things really start to open up, which allowed Trinity to double their lead in the 56th minute with Johnston involved again. This time it was Ruano who he found with a good ball, allowing Ruano to bury the chance.

Dallas started to tighten up after conceding twice but it was still the Tigers who were controlling possession. In the 74th minute they made it three as Michaelis turned provider as he set up Kellen Reid for the goal.

Five minutes from time Trinity was able to wrap up the big win as Vetle Masvaer Halle scored his first collegiate goal. The defender got forward and was able to get on the end of Donovan Smith’s cross, easily scoring the final goal for the 4-0 win.


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