Lady Eagles show tenacity despite a three-player disadvantage

Women's Soccer

Aug. 24, 2013

It was ninety minutes of rigorous play for Trinity women’s soccer last Saturday, as a combination of unfortunate events left the Lady Eagles with only eight players on the field.

“Only having eight players verses Vancouver Island University’s eleven, we had to allow concession from the side line, and the girls did exactly what they needed to do,” said assistant coach Shelby Nicoletti after the first home game of the season.

The Eagles fought hard despite heavy coverage throughout the entire game. With help, in part, from keeper year Carley Moberg and her fourteen saves on the day, Trinity held the Mariners to only one goal in the first half.

VIU was able to score again once in the 70th minute, but the point was quickly answered by a goal from senior Kayla Kliphardt, her second one of the week.

Despite the 1-2 loss sustained by the Lady Eagles, the team fought persistently to the final minute.
“It was very indicative of those eight girls’ hearts,” said Nicoletti.