Men's soccer set to face Taylor Sept. 14

The Trinity men’s soccer team had a week-long break before getting to hit the field again, and this time, it will be against the Taylor University Trojans. It’s always a great matchup between the two schools, since head coach Eric Salley is an alumnus of the Taylor men’s soccer program.

“I always enjoy seeing and connecting with Coach Ross. He has been, and continues to be, an influential mentor in my life,” Salley said. “Our match with Taylor, however, is not about me, but about the work our team and staff have put in together.”

“Towards the end of last year, we committed as a team to be Competitive, Relentless and Uncommon in our pursuit of building a Stronger Together program. Since that commitment, we have gone 9-3 together. We are heading into this match confident in who we are and focused on our process!”

The Trolls are coming off a big win against the University of St. Francis (Ind.) Cougars, who they beat 4-3. Now, Trinity hopes to secure another win before diving into CCAC conference play.

During the last five meetings between these two teams, the Trolls have a 1-4 record against the Trojans, losing the last three matchups. And Trinity hopes to change that dynamic during the Sept. 14 game.

Currently leading the Trolls offensively is junior Justin Taylor. The 5-foot-9-inch forward scored two goals so far this season in three games for Trinity. Senior Gabe Soler and sophomore Manasse Mbuyi also scored goals for the Trinity this season.

The Trolls will be back in action Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. following the women’s soccer match against Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at noon at the Schaaf Athletics Complex.