Trinity (TX) blanks Mary Hardin-Baylor, sets new mark for D3 consecutive home wins
The Trinity (TX) Men’s Soccer team topped Mary Hardin-Baylor 2-0 Friday night, and made history in the process.
The shutout victory marks a milestone in Tiger men’s soccer history, as the team has won more consecutive home games than any team in NCAA Division III history.
The two teams were locked in a scoreless tie at halftime, which included UMHB playing a man down for much of the half after receiving a red card in the 13th minute.
Trinity broke through just two minutes into the second period as Daylon Gordon knocked in the first goal of the 2017 campaign – assisted by Austin Michaelis.
Christian Sakshaug put the finishing touches on the contest by converting his 74th-minute penalty kick to make it a 2-0 Tiger lead.
The Tiger defense held the Crusaders to just nine total shots and yielded just two corner kicks for the full 90 minutes.
The Tigers continued to play well into their Sunday night match, following up their opening day win with with a 4-2 victory over No. 7 Redlands.
After a late-game flurry failed in Brandeis’ season opener to Cortland State at Saturday’s Hobart Invitational to kick off their 2017 season, the 4th ranked Judges rebounded and tallied a game-winner in the final minute of the second overtime to top the host Statesmen 2-1.
The Golden Goal from junior Joshua Handler came with less than two minutes until time was set to expire and gave the Judges the 2-1 victory over Hobart. The win was Gabe Margolis’ first as Brandeis’ head coach.
WashingtonU tops #23 Luther
WashU scored late in their opener against Wartburg to force a 1-1 tie with the Knights, and it would again be a late-game goal against Luther that handed the Bears their first victory of the season.
Sophomore Makio Yamamoto broke a scoreless tie with an unassisted goal – the first of his career – in the 79th minute as the Bears posted a 1-0 victory at No. 23 ranked Luther College Sunday in Decorah, Iowa.
Senior goalkeeper Colin McCune made two saves and posted the first shutout of his career. McCune and the WashU defense allowed just one goal in 200 minutes played during a two-game road swing in Iowa.