Sports Information Director
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Mayte Carillo Benavides (Chicago, Ill.) scored a late first half goal to end a seven-game scoreless drought as the Holy Cross women's soccer team fell to the Trojans of Trinity International University in the season finale. The Saints conclude the 2013 season 3-14 overall and 0-11 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).
The Trojans took control in the early stages of Wednesday afternoon's season finale scoring two goals in the first seven minutes. Rachel Chapuis got things started with a header off the corner kick while Samantha Yasatan finished the cross from the right flank for her 15th goal of the season.
Trinity continued to control the ball offensively in the first half as Morgan Elzinga floated a shot in the box over Saints goalkeeper Aileen Clouse (Beavercreek, Ohio) to extend the Trojans lead to 3-0. The Trojans found the back of the net one more time in the first half as Samantha Yasatan scored her second of the half to make it a 4-0 score in the 24th minute.
Shortly after the fourth goal from the Trojans, Mayte Carillo Benavides netted her sixth goal of the season in the 25th minute which ended a seven-game scoreless streak for the Saints to make it a 4-1 game.
At the half, the Trojans held a 13-3 advantage in shots and a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks over the Saints.
The Trojans continued to be the aggressors in the second half with 11 shots and five corner kicks. Aileen Clouse stopped the only shot on net she faced in the half to give her seven saves for the game.
Holy Cross was able to keep the Trojans off the scoreboard in the second half but unfortunately could not get any offensive efficiency going as they dropped the match 4-1 to conclude their 2013 season.
The Saints conclude the season with a 3-14 (0-11 CCAC) overall record giving them the most wins in the history of the program.
On behalf of Holy Cross athletics, we'd like to thank the fans for their continuous support throughout the 2013 season. Be sure to stay tuned to hcsaints.com in the off-season for all of your Holy Cross athletics news. Until next fall, enjoy the off-season and go Saints!