Top 20 Moments - Women's Soccer
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #20
November 2, 2007
Behind two goals and an assist from senior forward Jennifer Wray, the 25th-ranked Trinity University women clinch the 2007 SCAC soccer title with a 4-0 victory over Southwestern University. Two weeks later, Wray is voted SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year to become the first women's soccer player in conference history to win the award twice. She also won the award in 2005 as a sophomore.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #19
October 9, 1994
Trinity University sets a single-game scoring conference record that remains to this day. The Tigers found the net 19 times in a 19-0 defeat of Hendrix College, which is also the record for largest margin of victory. The 19 goals are the fourth-most ever scored by one team in a Division III women's soccer match.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #18
October 24, 2004
In a scheduled battle of nationally-ranked SCAC women's soccer teams, 13th-ranked DePauw University traveled to San Antonio to take on second-ranked Trinity University. Just under 25 minutes into the match, lightning forced both teams off the field. The game was never resumed and was suspended with the score knotted at 0-0. The match was eventually declared a no contest when the result was not needed to determine the league's champion and remains the only conference women's soccer match to be cancelled in the SCAC era.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #17
September 30, 2004
Oglethorpe University's Stephanie Chapman scored five goals to set a new SCAC single-game women’s record in a 14-0 blanking of Fisk University. Chapman also had two assists and finished with 12 points for the match, which is also the single-game SCAC mark for that category.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #16
November 1, 1992
In a rematch of the 1991 women's championship match, Trinity University exacted a bit of revenge and defeated Rhodes College, 1-0, in the 1992 SCAC Women's Soccer title match played at Sewanee. Junior forward Tara O'Dowd, off of an assist by Kristen Keenan, knocked in the game-winner in the 30th minute.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #15
November 3, 1991
Rhodes College first-year forward Mary Margaret Hines scores the only goal of the match - three minutes into double-overtime - to give the Lynx a 1-0 win over Trinity University in the 1991 SCAC Women's Soccer Tournament title match which was played at Rhodes.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #14
October 31, 1999
DePauw University clinches its first-ever SCAC women's soccer championship with a 2-0 blanking of Sewanee-University of the South. DePauw finishes with a perfect 9-0 league mark and snaps Trinity University's string of seven consecutive conference championships. Both DePauw and Trinity are awarded with bids to the 1999 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championships, marking the first time in SCAC history two conference schools were chosen to participate in the women's tournament.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #13
November 18, 2000
In the 2000 national semifinal match, Trinity University senior goalkeeper Jill DeGiampaolo stymied top-ranked College of New Jersey for 90 minutes and recorded (at that time) the second-highest save total in an NCAA Division III women's soccer tournament match with 24. The Tigers were eventually defeated 1-0 in overtime.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #12
August 30, 2002
Trinity University senior midfielder Erica Adelstein assisted on two goals in the Tigers' season-opening 5-3 win over Savannah College of Art & Design. The assists were the 39th and 40th of her career, making Adelstein the SCAC's all-time leader for career assist and surpassing the previous mark of 39 set by Rhodes College's Jenny Gunter (1993-96). Adelstein ended her career with 58 assists, which remains the sixth highest career total in Division III women's soccer history.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #11
November 6, 2005
In the regular season finale for both squads and in a match that would determine the SCAC champion, DePauw University defeated Rhodes College 3-0 to claim the 2005 conference title and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship. When the tournament field was announced a day later, the SCAC is rewarded with three representatives (DePauw, Sewanee and Trinity) for the first time ever.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #10
November 7, 1999
After defeating Maryville (Mo.) the day before in the second round, Trinity University advances to the national quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Hardin-Simmons University in the South Region finals. The victory marks the first time in SCAC history a women's soccer team has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the national championships. The Tigers were defeated the following Sunday in the round of eight by UC-San Diego, 1-0.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #9
November 1, 1998
In the last game of her illustrious career, Centre College senior forward Sara Morgan came off an ankle injury that had kept her out of practice all week to score the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Southwestern University. The goal, her 26th of the season (and record 96th of her career), broke her own single-season goals scored mark. The 26 goals scored remains the league single-season record.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #8
November 7, 1992
Trinity University becomes the first SCAC soccer team - men's or women's - to receive a bid to the NCAA Division III Soccer Tournament. The Tigers, who had won the SCAC championship the week prior and received a first-round bye, were defeated by third-ranked California Lutheran, 3-0, in the second round of the championships.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #7
November 9, 1996
After winning its fifth straight conference title and receiving a first-round bye, third-ranked Trinity University defeats 16th-ranked Emory University, 1-0, in San Antonio in second round NCAA Division III Women's Soccer championship play to produce the first-ever NCAA postseason soccer victory for any SCAC team - male or female. It is also the first time a SCAC team has hosted a NCAA postseason soccer match. The Tigers would fall the following day to top-ranked UC-San Diego, 2-0, in the region final.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #6
January 16, 1995
Tanya Zwick of Trinity University, the 1995 SCAC Player-of-the-Year, is named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/UMBRO Division III All-America Third Team, the first SCAC soccer player, male or female, to be named an All-American.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #5
September 13, 1998
Senior forward Sara Morgan of Centre College scored three goals and assisted on a fourth in the Colonels' 5-0 victory over Division II opponent University of Charleston. The first goal by Morgan was the 72nd of her career and made her the league's all-time leading goal scorer - surpassing the 71 goals scored by Jenny Gunter of Rhodes College from 1993 to 1996. Morgan ended her career with 96 goals, which ranked ninth in Division III women's soccer history for career goals scored at the time she graduated (currently 20th).
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #4
September 24, 1999
DePauw University defeats Trinity University, 1-0, in Greencastle, Ind., ending Trinity's streak of 46 consecutive regular season conference wins. The Trinity women had not lost a regular season conference match since September 28, 1991, when Rhodes defeated the Tigers, 4-1, in Memphis.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #3
November 23, 2002
Third-ranked Trinity University advances to the national semifinals for the second time in three years with a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 victory over sixth-ranked University of Puget Sound in the national quarterfinal round of the 2002 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championships played in San Antonio. Trailing 1-0, the Tigers' Lindsay Rowland scored an unassisted goal in the 78th minute to tie the score and then assisted on Haley Chandler's goal in the 88th minute that proved to the be the game-winner. Trinity, however, would come up empty in the national semifinals, falling to fifth-ranked Messiah College 3-1 on penalty kicks after 90 scoreless regulation and 20 scoreless overtime minutes.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #2
November 22, 2003
On a foggy Foster Field in its 2003 NCAA Division III soccer quarterfinal match, the DePauw University women battled homestanding Virginia Wesleyan to a 0-0 tie after regulation and two overtime periods failed to produce a result. But in penalty kicks, goalkeeper Ali Glibkowski buried the Tigers' fifth and clinching penalty kick to send DePauw to the national semifinals. The Tigers nailed all five of their penalty kicks, while the Blue Marlins connected on three. The victory marked the third time in the last four years that the league had sent a representative to the Division III Women's Soccer Final Four (Trinity in 2000, 2002). A week later, the Tigers (15-5-1) would drop their semifinal match to University of Chicago in double overtime, 2-1, in snowy Oneonta, N.Y.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - MOMENT #1
November 11, 2000
Hosting a national quarterfinals match, the second-ranked Trinity University women defeat eighth-ranked Willamette University, 3-1, to advance to the 2000 NCAA Division III Women’s Final Four – a first for any SCAC women’s soccer program. Willamette had gone 134 matches without losing by more than a single goal, dating back to the 1995 season. Trinity, which faced top-ranked College of New Jersey in the round of four at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., a week later, dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to the Lions to end the season with a 19-2-1 mark.
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