The Austin College men's soccer team came out strong but the explosive offensive attack of No 3-ranked Trinity University proved to be too much, as the Tigers toppled the 'Roos 7-0 on Friday afternoon. With the loss, the 'Roos fall to 0-4-2 overall and 0-1 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
Austin College opened the game looking solid against the Tigers, turning away early attacking chances and looking to create some of their own before Trinity got on the board in the 12th minute of action when Johnny Lawson punched home a goal to make it 1-0. Lawson tallied again in the 24th minute to make it 2-0, and the Tigers looked to be on the verge of adding another goal when Andrew Celio made an outstanding save on a penalty kick.
The Tigers would tally once more in the half, with Derrick Horvath finishing a cross at the 43:47 mark to send the 'Roos into the break trailing 3-0. Goncalo Santana tallied just under seven minutes into the second half, and Tom Carwile added another goal in the 60th minute as Trinity extended the lead to 5-0.
Trinity would add two late goals in the 85th and 89th minutes of action to make it a 7-0 final. For the game, Trinity out-shot the 'Roos 42-4, with Austin College keeper Andrew Celio making 11 stops for the 'Roos.
Austin College will be looking for a win on Sunday when the 'Roos play host to Southwestern University at 12:00 p.m.