Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Boys soccer wins in 7th double-overtime game of season

WILLIAM SNAPE IV ’18
SPORTS EDITOR

This past Wednesday Oct. 21 Trinity Men’s Soccer hosted Wesleyan University in a huge conference rivalry match.   Trinity has now played in seven double overtime games this season, winning or tying the last four.

Trinity’s Cody Savonen ’17 netted the first goal in the 7th minute of play off an assist from Mark Perreault ’16.  However, the lead did not even  last a minute as Wesleyan came back to score off a corner kick just 50 seconds later.

Trinity regained the lead in 21st minute after Savonen ’17 whipped a ball into the middle, finding Tobias Gimand ’17 who headed it past Wesleyan goalkeeper Jack Katkavich.  Again, the lead did not last long, with Wesleyan’s Garrett Hardesty ’18 knotting the game at two.

After an uneventful first overtime, it was Sam Millbury ’17 who ended the game-winner off a one-time volley.  The team had a rocky first half of the season, but has picked it up in October.  The Bantams have their season finale tomorrow afternoon at home against Amherst College.

The ladies, too, needed extra time to settle their match against Connecticut College this past Wednesday on a warm afternoon.  The two halves of regulation were a stalemate, as neither team was able to convert their chances.  Both teams had 14 shots, however Trinity was able to put 11 of those on target while Conn. College only had three of their chances on target.

Finally, Alexa Barbaresi ’18 was able to take advantage of a shot off the post and tapped it past the keeper to seal the game in the 95th minute.  Like the boys, the women’s team will host Amherst tomorrow afternoon at home in their final match of the season.

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