Nia Nicole Rocourt put the Eagles ahead in the first half, and Keziera Odoms added some insurance while Arisa Robles and Jennifer Jeffery combined for a shutout in goal as Trinity Baptist College Women’s Soccer defeated the rivaled Toccoa Falls College Screaming Eagles 2-0 Friday afternoon in a NCCAA Division 2 South Region match-up.
Rocourt attacked the goal and found the back of the net approximately five minutes minutes into the first half to put the Eagles on the board.
Rocourt took a cross pass from Kylie Sanders from the left side, dribbled into the penalty box, and slapped it past Toccoa goalkeeper Brooke Loggins for the Eagles’ first score of the game and Rocourt’s first goal of her collegiate career.
Both defenses remained solid throughout the duration of the half, and the two teams took that 1-0 score into the intermission.
Just before the midway point of the second half, Odoms gave Trinity an insurance goal when Courtney Blanset‘s shot rebounded off Loggings right in front of the net. Odoms poked the rebound in and connected on her first collegiate goal to make the score 2-0.
Blanset returned from a shoulder injury much sooner than expected, and although she did not play in goal, she came up big with the initial shot that led to Trinity’s second tally.
The Eagles continued their stellar defense, holding Toccoa to only five total shots in helping Robles and Jeffery keep the Screaming Eagles scoreless.
Robles and Jeffery split the game in goal. Robles picked up two saves in the first half, and Jeffery tied that mark in the second. Six of Trinity’s seven shots were on goal with Rocourt and Odoms each taking two and Kristin Pabon taking aim once herself in addition to Blanset. Sanders also attempted one shot.
Loggins saved three shots for Toccoa Falls in her complete game in goal, and Toccoa’s defense kept Trinity attackers from getting off further attempts throughout the game.
The two teams will meet again when Trinity travels to Toccoa Falls on Saturday, September 29, with a 3:00 p.m. scheduled kickoff time. First, though, the Eagles will visit Florida College on September 25. The next home game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, when the Eagles host Warner University.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC Athletics