Three Trolls score in win over Red Raiders

Three Trolls score in win over Red Raiders

The Trinity women's soccer team was back in Palos Heights tonight as they got ready to face the Northwestern College Red Raiders.

In the first half, the Trolls kept the pressure on Northwestern's defense, keeping the ball on their opponent's side of the field. In the sixth minute, sophomore Selah Hopkins found the back of the net, registering her fifth goal of the season and 29th of her career.

Once Hopkins scored that goal, the Trolls' offense kept the pressure on the Red Raiders. Senior Taylor Miller came in the 20th minute and scored her first goal of the season and 12th of her career, with sophomore Brianna Uhl recording an assist on the goal.

Heading into the second half, the Trolls had a 2-0 lead on the Red Raiders until Emily Hurley scored in the 49th minute with an assist from Kalie Hoekstra.

But the thought of Northwestern coming back in the match did not last long.

The Trolls came back in the 62nd minute with a goal from freshman Caitlin Bergsma as she scored the first goal of her collegiate career.

Throughout the entire match, the Trolls' defense, led by Ally KranstzKaleigh VanElst and Autumn Bergemann, put pressure on Northwestern's offense, giving little opportunity for them to score.

"We have gradually gotten better each of the four games we played so far," said head coach Josh Lenarz. "We committed to working on some specific things to get us battle-tested for conference."

Trinity will have the next week off before they hit the field again on Sept. 14 as they host Embry Riddle (AZ) at 12 p.m. in a non-conference matchup.