Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Women’s Lacrosse Tops Two More NESCAC Opponents

CAT MACLENNAN ’20

STAFF WRITER

Mid-week games are sometimes low energy compared to weekend games, but not for the Trinity Women’s Lacrosse team this past week. The Connecticut College Camels traveled from New London Connecticut to attempt to take on the wrath of the Bantams on a cold Wednesday night. Trinity crushed the Camels 17-2, improving to a record of 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the NESCAC, while the Camels fall to a 3-7 overall record and 0-6 record in the conference. Trinity was in the lead 10-0 by the 9:12 mark of the first half, allowing Trinity to default to running time in order to protect their lead. Sophie Berger ’21, Allie Barrett ’18 and Emma Fehnel ’20 all scored goals for the Bantams in the first half. Trinity held the Camels to one goal in the first half. This one goal for the Camels was not enough to keep them in the game as the Bantams answered with 6 straight. Trinity did not stop their scoring in the second half and throughout the whole game used their versatile attacking players and strong defense to shut down the Camels, holding them to only one other goal

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in the second half. Nine players on Trinity scored with a 25-10 shooting advantage over the Camels. Connecticut College had 15 turnovers and the Bantam defense took full control of those mistakes. Clara Nowlan ’18 and Morgan Strabley ’20 were crucial on the defensive end with ground ball pick-ups and caused turnovers. This was Trinity’s fourth straight win.

On Saturday, the Bantams traveled far to Clinton, New York to take on Hamilton College. Scoring 6 goals in the first half, the Bantams retained a 9-5 victory over the Continentals. This win improves Trinity to 9-2 overall and 5-1 in the NESCAC as Hamilton falls to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the conference. It was Hamilton that started the scoring of the game, making it 1-0 two minutes into the first half. The Bantams came back ready to take the lead, scoring 3 goals from Sophie Berger ’21, Kendall Milligan ’21 and Kiley Coffey ’18. The Continentals did not let the Bantams slip away as they responded with three goals themselves on free position shots, gaining a 4-3 lead with 13 minutes remaining in the first half. Starting with Berger, who ended with 5 goals and 2 assists against Hamilton, the Bantams scored 6 straight goals starting late in the first half and the early part of the second, cruising to a comfortable victory. Hamilton had one more goal with one minute remaining off of another free position opportunity, but this wasn’t enough to get past Trinity. Both teams added 19 turnovers, 25 shots and 15 shots on goal to the stats.

The Bantams have two NESCAC matchups this week. They take on the Wesleyan University Cardinals on 4/10 in Middletown, Connecticut, and travel to take on Middlebury College, a long-time conference rival, on 4/14.

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