Trinity freshman Malin Eriksson leads the NCCAA in assists


Oct. 1, 2012

Freshman midfielder Malin Eriksson is leading the NCCAA with 11 assists, and she sits in 7th in assists per game (0.85) as the Lady Eagles come off a good five game run that resulted in 3 wins, 1 loss, and a tie.

The Eagles began their run of good form with a convincing 3-1 over Shoreline College followed by a 2-0 over Evergreen State University. Three days later the Lady Eagles traveled to Portland and dropped a very frustrating 4-2 scoreline to Warner Pacific. The Eagles enjoyed a convincing 24-8 shot advantage but could not turn those into a positive result. Their trip continued two days later with a big 4-2 win at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, Ore., and then finished with a 2-2 tie at Northwest University.

“We have been playing some very good soccer of late,” says coach Shannon Murray.

“I think that going all the way back to our match versus Linfield, we have controlled the run of play consistently in each match. We are starting to reap the rewards of that now by getting some wins and putting the ball in the back of the net. I think we’ve scored 13 times in the last five games which shows that this group is starting to play with confidence and they are showing that we are a very dangerous team to play!”

The Lady Eagles return to action on October 27 and 28 when they travel to Montana to play Carroll College and the University of Great Falls.