Tiger Soccer vs. Trinity Preview

Klayton Grimes | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Klayton Grimes | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Spirit week is upon us! Planted right in the middle of the week filled with rivalry games, the No. 5 St. X Soccer team will play the No. 1 Trinity Shamrocks (13-2-0) in what should be the toughest in-state matches of the season.

Since 2010, the Tigers are 2-2-1 against their arch rivals. The unpredictable nature of the fans, parents, and crowd always poses challenges for both teams, but St. X looks to capitalize off of the game being held at their home stadium.

Key players for Trinity

Brooks Hoddinot is one of Trinity’s most important scorers. In the Rocks recent game against Central Hardin, Hoddinot scored 3 goals, showing that he is definitely a force to be reckoned with for the Tigers.

Joe Stewart is the distributer for the Rocks. Stewart is coming off of a solid performance against Collins, where he tallied both assists in the Rock’s 2-0 victory.

Sam Rickert provides more offensive fire power for Trinity’s soccer team. Rickert looks to continue his goal scoring success against the a Tigers on Wednesday.

Key players for St. X

Klayton Grimes is greatly responsible for the Tigers turn around this season. While paired with Andrew Schaefer, Grimes has proven to be a huge offensive threat for the Tigers and looks to smother Trinity’s defense on Wednesday.

Clay Brown serves as one of the Tiger’s most important players, as he covers both ends of the field. Brown is the coordinator of the team, and often sets up goals for Scaefer, Grimes, and Kremer, as well as always being back on defense.

George McCracken is the Tiger’s last line of defense… Literally. McCracken has the tough roll of containing any offensive spurts brought on by Trinity, and must always be ready to retreat and break up fast breaks. McCracken will be holding one of the toughest positions on Wednesday night.

Trinity’s team has been described as very spontaneous by their head coach. Goals come fast and without warning, and the defense is able to preserve their leads. Trinity currently holds the top ranking in the state for soccer.

The St. X Tigers hope their best team shows up to play come game time. If their potentially high-powered offense works and their defense purges all of Trinity’s chances, the game will likely come down to the very end, which is what all St. X and Trinity fans are used to in these rivalry games.

The game kicks off at 7:00 on Wednesday, October 1st. With the support of a luscious rage cage, St. X looks to continue their resurgence, while also defeating their biggest all-time rival.

Posted on September 30, 2014, in Tiger Soccer and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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