A win puts Blazers in good spirits

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By CYNTHIA WHITE

The struggling Trinity soccer team celebrated "Senior's Day" in style on Friday. The Blazers (5-6-2, 0-5-1) edged St. Scholastica 2-0.

"We've just fallen short. I don't have any particular goal scorers. We're working the ball real nice in the middle third, but we don't have any finishers up top," said third year head coach Courtney Breen. "Our goal was to finish .500 or above and at the top of our conference. I don't see us finishing there unless we do well in the GCAC tournament."

Commenting on the state tournament, Breen said, "We have an opportunity to do well in our regional."

The Blazers are seeded 8 out of 21 in the regional and a win against Willows will have them most likely face St. Viator in the regional championship.

The Blazers controlled the game offensively against St. Scholastica. Midfielder Victoria Mora scored a goal in the first half with an assist by forward Eleni Nichols. Mora leads the team in scoring with nine goals.

"My coach wanted me to come out hard. I just gave it everything I could to get the first goal," Mora said after the win.

Late in the second half of play, sophomore forward Carolyn Rutilli scored again for the Blazers. With numerous shots at the goal, the score could have been much higher.

Ont the other side of the field, Blazers' goalie Marisa Garbacz spent most of the game all alone. She did have three saves to hold St. Scholastica scoreless.

"We thought we were going to have a bigger win," said senior midfielder Laura Jasiak "I think we played good the first half, and then we picked it up even more in the second."

The Blazers were shutout 8-0 by Mother McAuley on Saturday.

On May 14th, Trinity's Carrie Schwebl will be on a professional soccer field, but she won't be playing. The talented senior will be singing the National Anthem at the Chicago Fire game at Soldier's Field. When asked what was tougher, playing soccer or singing to a large crowd, Carrie replied, "I love both, but I love singing more. I've never sung in a stadium like that. I'm so excited." She'll be joined by teammates, family and friends.

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