It was Homecoming Saturday at Trinity Baptist College, and both the women’s and the men’s soccer teams were in action. Trinity split the two games with the ladies taking Game 1 over Florida National University and the gentlemen coming up just a bit short versus Pensacola Christian College.
Women: Trinity 2, Florida National 0
Arianna Elliot scored both goals — one in each half — to lead the Eagles to victory.
Elliot hit the a direct corner kick for the goal in Minute 32. She booted a low line drive that got past all Trinity attackers and FNU defenders and bounced its way into the net. The unusual goal gave the Eagles a 1-0 halftime lead.
Elliot then scored again on a penalty kick in Minute 62. Abreanna Wyatt drew a foul inside the left line of the penalty box, and Elliot connected on an uncontested shot to the left side.
Trinity had several opportunities, but the FNU Conquistadors put up a very solid defensive effort, particularly from Paola Mejia and Cielo Massola. The Eagles’ defense, though, was even stingier, allowing only five Conquistador shots on goal, all of which Courtney Blanset saved. Jennifer Jeffery, Kristan Pabon, Dominique Baldwin, and Haley Ridenour led the defense.
Trinity managed five shots on goal in eight attempts, and FNU goalkeeper Savannah Laster saved three.
Trinity will travel to Florida National University (Hialeah, Florida) on Saturday, October 28, to close out the regular season. First, though, the final home game has Florida College coming to Jacksonville on Thursday, October 26.
Trinity will host the South Region tournament on November 2 and 4.
Men: Pensacola 1, Trinity 0
A free-kick goal from Adrian Torres with just under eight minutes left to play gave Pensacola the 1-0 victory in what was a defensive battle for the entire 90 minutes. Torres connected from approximately 40 yards out. He hit the very top left corner of the net, and it was one of only five total shots Trinity’s defense allowed.
Trinity’s Jean Hillaire, Garrett Fuestel, and Angelo Fernandez made Kyle Aultman‘s job easy by blocking numerous passes and shot attempts away. Aultman saved only one, but that is because Pensacola had only two shots on goal.
Pensacola’s Micah Hatcher and Torres played just as tough on their defensive side of the field. Both made tackle after tackle and did the same to Trinity attackers as was done to their own. Goalkeeper Tyler Jensen saved four
Trinity has three regular-season games left — all next week. The Eagles host Florida College on Tuesday, travel to Southeastern University on Thursday, and finish off with South Region opponent Johnson University of Florida on Saturday.
The South Region tournament will occur at Bob Jones University from November 2-4.
Mr. and Ms. TBC: Sam Enfinger, Maria Acuna
The TBC Eagles extend much-deserved congratulations to Sam Enfinger and Maria Acuna, who were named Mr. and Ms. TBC during the homecoming ceremony. Sam (Loxley, Alamba) is a former Eagles soccer player and majors in youth ministry. His life verse is Jude 22. Maria (Queens, New York) majors in Christian counseling, and her life verse is Matthew 21:12.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC