College Soccer: Trinity Hunt for National Title

On Friday the NCAA Division III Championship comes to San Antonio and local side, Trinity, is hunting their first women's title
by Chris Hockman   |   Friday, December 06, 2013

Defending The Fort - column on San Antonio Scorpions (SASFC) & the San Antonio soccer scene.

For the first time, the annual NCAA Division III Soccer Championships comes to Toyota Field after spending a long tenure at Blossom Soccer Complex. And with the move comes the opportunity for Trinity to claim their first women's title.

It's a big opportunity for Trinity, who are playing in their third Final Four and are looking to not only win the title for the first time, but win their first semi-final.

Despite their less than stellar record in the Final Four, Trinity are coming in on the back of a phenomenal season, entering the tournament undefeated and with the best record of men or women 24-0-2.

The Tigers have been a high scoring team all season with Emily Jorgens and Kelsey Falcone scoring a whopping 39 goals between them through the season as they made light work of their conference.

Goalkeeping has also been impressive for Trinity with Devan Osegueda proving vital through the tournament, including a penalty shootout win in the second round.

Trinity have been slowly building to this point with the side unlucky to not make the Final Four in 2012, having been eliminated after playing in a snowstorm in the earlier rounds.

This season has been a phenomenal season for Trinity as they have been prolific up front, not giving up the defensive work as well as they impressed in an undefeated season.

Coach Lance Key has put together a phenomenal team at Trinity, a hard feat in Division III, which doesn't allow sport scholarships, as the team has built every year in his tenure and seriously looks like national champions in 2013.

The advantage this team has is that they have much more experience than in years past with their seniors, since they’ve played in the Final Four before while their opponents in the semi-final are debutants.

Trinity have seemed overawed in the past in the Final Four with this impressive team that is sure not to be a problem in 2013 as they look to win their first title.


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Central Coast Mariners
Originally from Australia found football (or soccer as you Yanks call it) a great connection in a new country. Freelance writer since 2005 covering Australian and US Soccer. Based out of San Antonio but can regularly be seen in Houston, Austin and Dallas.