The women’s soccer team at Trinity is proving that regular season results do not matter when it comes to tournament time in its post-season run.
After defeating No. 4 Trinity International University in the quarterfinal round of the CCAC conference tournament, the No. 5 Trolls continued to be the spoiler as they upset No. 1 Olivet Nazarene University with a 1-0 shutout victory in the semifinal game.
The game ended a 12-game winning streak for the No. 8 nationally-ranked Tigers and was the first goal ONU has allowed since September 15. The Tigers finished the conference regular season with a perfect 11-0 record and out-scored their opponent 41-0.
In the game, the stats favored the Tigers as they had 19 shots while Trinity took just three. However, the score favored the Trolls who made one of their two first half shots count on the scoreboard. The game-changer came at 27:30 on an unassisted goal by Rachael Webb ’15 of Riverside, California.
For the rest of the game, the Trolls stayed on top and held off the Tiger’s attack. Trinity goalkeeper Becky Gold ’13 of Virginia Beach, Virginia ended the game with nine saves. It was only the second time this season that Olivet was held without a goal.
The victory moves Trinity into the championship game against No. 3 Robert Morris University on Saturday, November 10. If the Trolls win, they will advance to the NAIA National Championship tournament.
The game against Robert Morris will take place at Redmond Athletic Complex in Bensenville, Illinois at 2 p.m.