The Austin College men's soccer team went into halftime trailing No. 1-ranked Trinity University just 1-0, but the Tigers scored four times in the second half to propel them past the 'Roos 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. The 'Roos are now 6-3-2 overall and 2-1 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
The 'Roos managed to shut down the Tigers for nearly the entire first half until Yuri Ribeiro tallied with just over a minute remaining before halftime to make it 1-0 at the break. In the second half Tom Carwile scored just after the 52 minute mark, and 10 minutes later Darren McAfee tallied to push it to a 3-0 game. The Trinity lead grew to 4-0 when Jeff Hayes scored at the 69:11 mark.
Austin College got on the board just under four minutes later when Andy Johnson blasted a shot from 20 yards out just inside the right post to make it 4-1, but that's as close as the 'Roos would get as Claudio Calistri added a final Trinity goal in the 87th minute of action.
Andrew Celio made 10 saves, including saving a penalty kick, for Austin College as the 'Roos were out-shot 32-6 in the game. The 'Roos head on the road next weekend when they travel to Colorado Springs to take on Colorado College on Friday.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges that Change Lives.