Fall Sports Digest — soccer Rocks advance, football prepares for Moeller, CC in home stretch, hockey opens league play, golfer Vogt 11th

ECHO Staff


Rocks defeat Manual, fall to Male in district play

* In a clash for the district championship this past Friday night, the Rocks struggled all night and fell to Male 24-14.  It was the first lost to Male since the 2000 state championship, but it was a lack of playmaking on the part of the Rocks that was the big story.  Dropped passes, missed tackles, and a lack of communication proved to be too much to overcome on a night when Male made the big play.  The Rocks will have a week off to regroup before taking on a tough Cincinnati Moeller team at Marshall Stadium Nov. 1.

Wide receiver C.J. Ott said, “We didn’t play with focus, and that is what really hurt us. We didn’t do the little things that matter to help us win the game. We’re really going to step it up in practice this week.”

* The Rocks held off a stingy and determined Manual team to win their second district game by a score of 38-30 on Oct. 11.  It was another offensive shootout for the Rocks, as both teams struggled to contain the other’s offense. Manual outgained the Rocks 492 to 472 yards, but it was Trinity that made the big plays down the stretch to raise their record to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in district play.


* Led by senior Kobie Qualah, the Rocks (16-2-1) knocked off Collegiate 3-1in the quarterfinal game of the Seventh Region Tournament.  Senior Ryan Payne said, “It wasn’t our best tactical game, but it showed we can compete in big games, which can help us down the road.”

* Trinity defeated Waggener 4-0 in 27th District tournament play.


 * The Ice Rocks faced some stiff competition at this past weekend’s Shamrock Hockey Invitational, winning only one of their four games. On Friday night the Rocks defeated Brebeuf 8-3.  Ryan Gustafson had a hat trick,  Mitchell Wise scored two goals, and Ryan Cywinski, Ben Huls and Parker Robinson scored one goal apiece.

* The team lost games to Hendersonville, 5-1, and Hilliard, 4-1, on Saturday.  On Sunday the Rocks lost a tough match to Fr. Ryan by a score of 5-4.  Goals were scored by Taylor Burdorf, Mitch Schiller, Gustafson and Cywinski.

Kentucky High School Hockey League play starts this Friday. Trinity will take on Owensboro at Iceland at 8:30 p.m.


The Trinity golf team, which finished third in Region 6, was represented at the state tournament by senior D.J. Vogt and junior James Inman.  Despite rough playing conditions, Vogt rallied to finish 11th.  As a tribute to his team, Vogt played with a ball that had the names of all his teammates on it.

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Friday, Nov. 1 – Cincinnati Moeller at Marshall Stadium


Wednesday, Oct. 23 — Manual at St. Xavier, 5:30 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Oct. 26 – KTCCCA Meet of Champions in Lexington, 8 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2 – Region Four Meet at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, 8 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9 – KHSAA State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, 8 a.m.

Ice Hockey

Friday, Oct. 25 – Owensboro vs. Trinity at Iceland, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Trinity vs. Dayton at Kettering Ice Arena (Dayton, Ohio), 12:10 p.m.

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