UCSC vs. Trinity

September 17, 2010
UCSC vs. Trinity

 

 

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX.--The UC Santa Cruz Women's Soccer team embarked on their third road trip of the season to take on some of the most formiddable competition in the West Region. Friday September 17th under stormy humid skies, UCSC took on San Antonio's Trinity University at their well-attended and lively field.  Trinity is currently ranked 15th in the nation according to the NSCAA polls. Junior midfielder Kelly Watts broke through the Santa Cruz wall of defense to tuck away a well-placed shot in the 30th minute. The Banana Slugs were able to keep the Tigers at bay for the rest of the first half in what seemed like an evenly matched, yet heated battle.  The rain, humidity and atmosphere proved too much to withstand in the second half however, as the Trinity squad delivered their best to get four more tallies on the board. A standout goal came from Katy Libscomb off a set piece that sailed into the right upper-V after a UCSC foul outside the box.  While UCSC goalkeeper Monica Chazen did record two key saves, it was not enough to quell Trinity's play. While the stats for the first half for corner kicks were evenly matched with 3 for UCSC and 4 for Trinity, the Tigers out-shot the Banana Slugs 13-8 in the second half. Play was aggressive with Trinity totaling 9 fouls to UCSC's 8 and UC's Gloria Hernandez was issued a yellow card 17 minutes into the match.