Being ranked 5th and 2nd in the nation respectively Trinity’s men’s and women’s teams made light work of St. Scholastica in the home opener on Friday night.
The men’s team won 3-1 as they managed their 13th season opening win since 1999 through an impressive performance that the Tigers really dominated despite the scoreline.
Trinity started the match well and 11 minutes in they had their opener as a penalty allowed Victor Araujo to step up and hit the penalty which gave the Tigers the lead.
St. Scholastica responded to that and lifted defensively, while the Tigers were the better side they couldn’t break free and score a goal, keeping it 1-0 at the break.
But the second half saw the sides really ramp up the attacking play which lead to an impressive three goals in just eight minutes for both sides.
Brent Mandelkorn got his first ever points in his college career as he was able to put in an assist for Derrick Horvath buried the chance in the 51st minute.
A corner allowed Trinity to make it three as Goncalo Santana was able to find Dylan Blumberg who was able to head home the third goal to give Trinity the extra goal they needed.
But less than one minute later St. Scholastica got back in to the match as they also earned a penalty allowing Andrew Jenkins to score and make it 3-1.
The Tigers were by far the stronger side but they couldn’t find a fourth goal, keeping it 3-1 as the final score which would have disappointed Trinity but they got the win they needed.
The women, ranked number two in the country were much more dominant than the men as they managed a 7-1 win over St. Scholastica.
It could have been even better for the Tigers as they managed a 32-8 shot lead, completely dominating the match as they tore St. Scholastica apart with Emily Jorgens looking dangerous.
It took just four minutes for Trinity to open the scoring as she put away a simple chance before St. Scholastica was able to remain more solid in the back.
But Trinity continued, with Jorgens turning provider as she was able to find another stand out, Kelsey Falcone who sent home another goal.
In the 37th minute Jorgens did it again, sending it in for debutant Colleen Markey who scored her first ever collegiate goal before she sealed her brace four minutes from time, making it 4-0 at the break.
The second half was all Trinity freshmen as all the scoring of the half was provided and scored by newcomers to the team.
It took just three minutes for the Tigers to add to the scoring as Tierney Thomison sent in a ball for Hannah Booher to put away.
The Tigers made it six in the 65th minute, after a lull as Abby Tisdale managed a goal before one minute later Kirsten Olsen was able to pull one back for the visitors.
But seven minutes from time, Trinity wrapped up the six goal win as Ruby Tedeschi scored another goal after Meredith Licata put her through to wrap up the 7-1 win.