Trinity’s boys soccer teams have enjoyed an outstanding season once again. Over the past couple weeks they have several victories that are noteworthy. I have been remiss on reporting them, so here is a rundown of some of their recents accomplishments as described by Roger Lein, Trinity’s AD:
(October 6) The Trinity Christian school varsity boys soccer team shutout the Pensacola Youth Travel Team by the score of 5-0 in Perdido Beach, Florida, Friday evening. Rick Hayley led the Eagle attack with 2 goals. Matt King, William Patton and Nathan Sellers also each netted a goal for Trinity. The entire Eagle team maintained a smothering defense throughout the the game, notching their 9th shutout of the season. On Saturday morning the Eagles faced Central Christian School in Robertsdale, Alabama. The Eagles fell behind by a goal 10 minutes into the game. The two teams traded goals, with Rick Hayley and Matt King scoring for Trinity, and went to half time tied. The second half was a hard fought defensive battle, finally broken by Winston Durbin’s goal for the Eagles with only 6 minutes to play, and ended in a 3-2 Trinity victory. Trinity’s varsity is now 15-0 for the season. The Eagles’ varsity side will return to the pitch against the Bullets Soccer Club, while their JVs will face Fultondale, in Birmingham on Tuesday evening.
(October 9) Trinity Stifles Bullets. The Trinity Christian school varsity boys soccer team stopped the Bullets Soccer Club in Birmingham in a close contest on Tuesday evening. The Eagles outshot the Bullets 2 to 1 in a tough defensive and scoreless first half. The second half opened with a quick score by the Bullets off of a corner kick. Trinity’s offense then exploded with goals by Matt King and Rick Hayley, and 2 scores by Winston Durbin. The entire Eagle side played a brilliant defensive game in limiting the powerful Bullets to a single score and securing the 4-1 victory to go 16-0. Trinity will resume play this Friday afternoon and Saturday while hosting their own 5 team regional tournament at the school at 1010 India Rd. in Opelika.
(October 12) For the second time this season, the Trinity Christian school JV boys soccer team faced Grace Academy of Fayetteville, GA, and ended the contest all knotted up. The Eagles outshot Grace by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 and dominated possesion but could not seem to finish on their opponents pitch. Oliver Warmouth had the Eagle’s only score off an assist by Ellis Godwin. Matt Humphrey played a solid game at goalkeeper stopping 6 of 7 of Grace’s shots on goal. Trinity backs, Dixon Leuenberger, Lee Schuessler, Cam Tallakson and Brady Watts played great defense to keep the Eagles in the game. The Trinity JVs, now 1-3-2 on the season, will resume play next Thursday afternoon away at West Point.
(October 12) Trinity Leads in Home Tournament. Friday afternoon in Opelika, the Trinity Christian school varsity boys soccer team notched a pair of wins on the first day of their home tournament. The Eagles edged Furtah Prep School of Acworth, Georgia by the score of 3-2 in their opening game. Matt King netted a pair of elegant goals for the Eagles while Winston Durbin banged home the third. Rick Hayley kicked in an assist. In the final game of the evening Trinity booted the Heritage Academy Crusaders by a 5-0 margin. The Trinity defense, led by Sam Schuessler, Chandler Johnson, Lee Givens, and DJ Johnson stymied the Crusader attack throughout the evening. Matt King recorded a hat trick for the Eagles, while Rick Hayley and William Patton each netted a goal. Hayley distributed all three of Trinity’s assists on the night. The Eagles, now 18-0, will play again Saturday at 10:30 against the Heart of Georgia Homeschool Vipers, and at 1:30 against LaGrange Academy as they attempt to sweep the tournament and remain unbeaten on the season.