March 17, 2014
New Men’s Soccer Coach Harlan Slind had his squad in action for the first time in his tenure on Sunday, March 9 as the Eagles took on the Washington Huskies, ranked fourth in NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer.
The Eagles lost the match by a final score of 0-6, but against one of the nation’s premier college soccer programs they played as a team and fought hard to keep the game close. Though bested by a superior opponent, the Eagles were down just 0-2 at the half.
"We really played well to stay that close to one of the best teams in the Nation,” said Assistant Coach Tao Shen.
The Huskies scored four more times in the second half as the Trinity squad, shorthanded as they await their 2014 recruiting class to arrive in August, ran out of gas.
After the game, Coach Slind was pleased.
“I am proud of our men. They played as a team today and represented Trinity Lutheran College well. They walked out of here with their heads high. We are not going to shy away from playing top tier competition and it doesn’t get much better in the Northwest than the UW program right now,” Slind said.
The Eagles will be back on the pitch to prepare for their next scrimmage against another of the Northwest’s top collegiate programs when they head to Bellingham to face Western Washington University (NCAA D2) on April 5.
The team hosts their Spring ID Camp on Sunday April 27 from 1-3PM at Lincoln Field.