The Trinity Baptist College Eagles women’s soccer team split two games in Northwest Georgia with the win coming against NCCAA Division 2 South Region opponent Toccoa Falls College.
Trinity defeated Toccoa 2-0 on goals from Emily Martinez and Kareema Mitchell. Martinez connected with under two minutes remaining in the first half, and Mitchell scored her goal in Minute 65. Otherwise, both teams played very strong defense.
As usual, Trinity’s backfield kept the opposition from getting off many shots, giving Courtney Blanset more than enough help in keeping the ball out of the net. In fact, Toccoa took only four shots on goal in eight total attempts. and Blanset saved all four. Credit Toccoa’s defense as well, as it held the Trinity attack to only six shots on goal in 10 attempts.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 2-0 in the South Region — good for first place — with two games left to play — both against Bob Jones University. Those games will occur at Bob Jones on October 14 and at Trinity on October 19. A win in either game will secure the top seed in the South Region tournament. Bob Jones and Toccoa Falls have two head-to-head matches coming up.
In Saturday’s game, the Eagles took on the Roadrunners of Dalton State College, a well-rested NAIA team that had not played in six days. Trinity put up a valiant effort, but Dalton played tight defense and won 2-0.
Dalton’s defense held Trinity to five shots on goal. Dasia Shepherd took two of those five, and Mitchell, Martinez, and Alex Viera each had an attempt. However, Dalton goalkeeper Rachel Hardin saved all five.
Blanset was excellent in the goal for the Eagles. She saved 11 of 13 shots on goal, but the Roadrunners scored in each half on goals from Rosie Lindo in Minute 31 and Keyle Snyder in Minute 78.
Trinity will play its next four games as on the road as well. The Lady Eagles will travel to Warner University on October 3 and Webber International University on Saturday, October 7. They will then visit Florida College on October 10 before those two big games with Bob Jones University.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC