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Bulldogs edge out Tigers in overtime

Stephanie King

PAC-7 boys’ soccer action came to Trinity on Monday as the Bulldogs hosted the Randleman Tigers. Trinity entered Monday’s game 1-2 in conference play and 1-7-1 overall on the season, while Randleman was 2-2 in conference play and 3-8 overall on the season.

This one would not be tied at 0-0 for long as the Trinity Bulldogs took scored during the first two minutes of the first half. Bryce Ingram set up Leo Dominquez for the scored at the 38:18 mark to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Following the goal by the Bulldogs, a defensive battle ensued as neither team could get the ball into the net the rest of the half. Garon Parris was excellent in goal for the Bulldogs during the first half of play stopping everything that came his way. The Tigers won several fifty-fifty balls but could not capitalize and turn them into goals. Sophomore Nick Muro had an excellent look at the goal late in the half but out a little took much power into his kick as the ball sailed over the goal. At the half, Trinity led 1-0 over the Tigers.

The defensive play from the first half carried over into the second as neither team could score during the first twenty-three minutes. Randleman opened the half more aggressive on offense and kept the ball on their side of the field for the early part of the half. Parris continued to defend the goal well for the Bulldogs protecting their small lead. The Bulldogs got some shots on goal, but could not put them into the back of the net to build on their lead. The Tigers found some room to make moves with just under seventeen minutes left in the game and ended up sending the ball past Parris into the back of the net. Jairo Chavez scored the goal for the Tigers at the 16:54 mark to tie the game at 1-1. Both teams tried to find an opening to score, but neither could as the second half came to close with score tied 1-1.

This one headed into overtime to decide a winner. The first five minute overtime period went by without a score as fatigue seemed to play a role. The second five minute overtime looked like it was going to be a scoreless one as well until the Bulldogs found the opening they needed. Dominquez was the hero in this one scoring the winning goal with one minute left in the overtime period. The Tigers tried to respond on the other end, but there was just not enough time on the clock. Trinity took this one in overtime 2-1.

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