Anna Bauer ’23
The 2020 spring athletic season may have been cancelled, but our Bantams are back in 2021 and making up for all the lost time. This past Saturday, Mar. 27, four spring teams played and all banked in at least one win, if not many more.
The women’s lacrosse team practically demolished Connecticut College in their first on-the-road competition of the season, defeating them 19-2 on a lovely Saturday afternoon.
The team had 14 different scorers, including Ellie Kirkpatrick ’22, who scored three goals in the first half. Within a seven-minute period of this half, eight goals were scored, giving our Bantams a 12-1 lead by halftime. In the second half, Trinity scored seven more goals, while the Camels were only able to score one goal in each half of the game. These Bantams will play again next Saturday, Apr. 3, but against Wesleyan University. This marks their amazing return to competition against other NESCAC institutions.
The baseball team has been competing since Mar. 20, but on Saturday they played Mitchell College twice, once at noon, and then again at 3:30 p.m. The first game resulted in a loss, 2-8, however, the Bantams avenged this just hours later, defeating Mitchell College 6-4. For the latter game, the Bantams scored four runs in inning two and two more runs in inning four. Nine innings later, the Bantams gained their victory.
The men’s tennis team also had their own victories to celebrate, beating Connecticut College 6-3 by winning all three doubles play and three of the singles matches.
The women’s team, too, ended with an incredible 8-1 victory against the Connecticut College Camels. They won all six of their singles matches in straight sets, and two of the three doubles matches. Isabella Hartman ’23 shared this with the Tripod that “the one thing I missed while being in quarantine was being able to compete. It is a different feeling when you are on court with your team; the energy and adrenaline is so high because everyone on the team is cheering you on while you battle through the match.”
Hartman added that the difference between playing tennis as an individual sport and a college team “is monumental in that in college, you have seven other girls behind you genuinely cheering you on because your win is a win for your team. I had one match before we were sent home last year, so I was personally so hyped to be able to have a full season of competing this spring. Our whole team is hungry this year to climb in the rankings because of our season being taken away last year. So I see a great year of competing ahead of us with stacking up a lot of wins for trinity. This first game we had ended up being 8-1 against Connecticut College—only dropping one doubles match out of the nine total matches—and this is just the beginning for us.”
This excitement that the women’s tennis team is exuding seems to be a very common thread amongst all of Trinity’s teams this season as, after going over a year without them, the competitions are back, and the Bantams are ready to fight their way to the top!