Trinity Eagles play to overtime draw with North Idaho

Trinity Eagles play to overtime draw with North Idaho

Trinity_Lutheran_College_soccer-logo(submission to goalWA.net) The Trinity Lutheran College (Trinity) Eagles played to a 0-0 Golden Goal, Overtime tie against the North Idaho College  (NIC) Cardinals on Saturday, September 6th.

The match was highlighted by the goal keeping performance of Trinity’s Colby Smits, who stonewalled the NIC attack with 19 saves on 19 shots on goal, en route to her second shutout of the season. Trinity’s back line had their hands full as they tried to defend the rapid NIC attack that was led by Megan Lowery who alone had 7 shots on goal.

In her first game as a Trinity Eagle, former Whatcom Community College Standout, Taylor Alflen had a good showing in the match. Alflen provided a spark in the Trinity Midfield and was involved in several key defensive stops and offensive counter attacks.

Taylor Alflen. (TLC photo)

“This is a higher level than at Whatcom [Community College.]” Said Alflen. “The game is quicker and more physical at this level so I need to make sure I stay focused the whole game so I can have success.”

Offensively, Trinity produced several quality shots on goal. Jalisa Santiago led her Eagle teammates with four shots on goal, while Breann Morren sent several well-taken shots into the hands of the NIC keeper.

Trinity’s tie came by way of hard work and determination,and with the team’s chemistry taking shape Trinity is poised to make to make a mid season run against top opponents. Trinity’s next test is Western Washington on October 3rd, in Bellingham.

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