Trinity Women use big First Half to get Past Schreiner

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Trinity women kept up their perfect record, continuing their case to push higher up the NCAA rankings as they managed a 3-0 win over Schreiner. The win came on the back of a strong first half, and an even stronger defensive performance, with Schreiner not managing a single shot all match.

Two strong defenses did battle through the first 20 minutes of the match, but Trinity always seemed to have a measure of control of the match. The Mountaineers struggled to really get out, and when they did a lack of support killed their chances, which made defensive life easy for the Tigers.

Trinity had plenty of chances in the early stages as they were whipping the ball in to the box but they could not finish it. The Trinity attack was coming in with strong diagonal runs which was allowing them to get shots away, but they often went across the face.

But in the 20th minute one of those crosses that went across the face paid off, as Julia Camp sent a ball in. That ball came across for Chelsea Cole who made the diagonal run which fell for her to volley the ball past the keeper, in to the back of the net.

Moments late it was two for Trinity, when it really shouldn’t have been after a clear cut penalty was awarded to the Tigers. That allowed Camp to step up, she hit her penalty poorly, allowing for an easy save, but she kept her head up, ran on to the rebound and bundled it home.

There was another quick substitute goal, with a substitute breaking the record for the quickest goal from a substitute for the third time this year. Meredith Licata came on as a substitute and 15 seconds later scored a stunning goal. Licata received the ball from a throw launching it powerfully over the keeper from the edge of the area to make it 3-0 heading in to half time.

The second half saw an improved effort from Schreiner, who was looking much stronger defensively, showing why they only had one loss in the conference going in. But still Trinity dominated the match, as much as they struggled to create big chances in the second half.

With a three goal lead Trinity was able to go to their bench and give more players game time, which saw encouraging signs for the Trinity bench. That domination continued with their bench on the field, and despite the lack of goals in the second half that will encourage Trinity going forward.

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