Anna Bauer ’23
Although the College had to cancel multiple games this semester, this weekend was still very busy for spring sports!
Baseball was scheduled to play Bates College on Saturday, however, the game was postponed. The team was also scheduled to play Oswego State and Bates College again on Sunday, but again the Bates game was postponed, and Oswego State was canceled. They are scheduled to next play on Apr. 24 against Colby College. The men’s hockey team had games scheduled on Apr. 17 and Apr. 18 against Hamilton College, but both were cancelled.
On Saturday, Apr. 17, the men’s golf team faced Tufts and Amherst on Saturday at noon where they came in first of three. Ending with a team score of 301, Blake Carrick ’21 led the Bantams to victory with a 72. Max Edminster ’23 and Nicholas Li ’23 were just two strokes behind Carrick, tying for third with 75 each. Beating Tufs University by two strokes and Amherst College by 46, this match was a great win to say the least!
The men’s golf team also played in the University of Hartford Invitational on Sunday Apr. 18, where they faced Fairfield University and Siena College. Finishing 1 shot shy of second-place and 11 shy of first-place, Trinity came in third place in this invitation, ending with a team total of 319. Maahim Gulati ’22 finished with a 75 and came in second overall; rookie Jack Godin ’24 finished with a 78, coming in fifth overall. These Bantams are scheduled to play again on Apr. 24 against Williams College.
On Apr. 17, the women’s lacrosse team faced Hamilton College. Losing by just one point, the Bantams, No. 15 in the nation, fell to 2-1, and Hamilton, No. 24, rose to 2-1. 14 minutes left on the clock in the second half and the Bantams were trailing Hamilton 10-6. Closing this gap to 10-9, the Bantams scored three times in 90 seconds: Lily Ives ’23 scored first, then Lilliana Khoshroshahi ’22, followed by Christine Taylor ’22 with her fourth goal of the game. Each team rattled off another shot after this, ending the game with a score of 11-10, and Hamilton the winner.
The day after, on Sunday, the women’s lacrosse team played against the Wesleyan University Cardinals, ranked No. 13, and again lost by only one point, falling 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Meanwhile, the Cardinals rose to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the NESCAC. Throughout the entire 60-min game, neither team led by more than three goals, and in the first half, the two teams alternated a one-goal lead until seven minutes remained of the first half and the Cardinals broke the pattern, scoring again and bringing the game to 9-7. Throughout the game, Katrina Angelucci ’21, one of the three captains, scored six goals, while Taylor made four goals and Samantha Booma ’22, and Ives each scored two. Ellie Kirkpatrick ’22 scored the 15th goal, minimizing Trinity’s defeat to only one point, 16-15.
The men’s tennis team faced Connecticut College, for a second time, on Apr. 17, and won once again, 6-3! This was the first official NESCAC contest of the season for the team, and they took home the victory, winning four of the six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches.
On Apr. 18, they played again, but this time against Bates College where they lost their first match of the season, 3-6. The Bantams won one out of the three doubles matches, and two of the six single matches. Nevertheless, the team will be back in action this upcoming Saturday, Apr. 24 and will face Colby College.
Just like the men’s team, the women’s tennis team faced Connecticut College on Apr. 17 and Bates College on Apr. 18 and the same outcome occurred. The women won 8-1 against Connecticut, but lost 1-8 against Bates. Winning two of the three doubles matches and then all six of the singles matches in straight sets, the Bantams sailed into their win over Connecticut College, marking their first NESCAC victory of the season. However, on Sunday, the Bantams also lost their first match of the season, falling 2-1 overall. They are also scheduled to next play on Apr. 25 against Colby College.
The softball team also faced Colby College twice on Apr. 17. They won their first game 7-0, then lost the second one 2-8. In the first game, Jordan Stephan ’22 game could not have been more perfect as she threw a two-hit shutout, in addition to six strikeouts and one walk. Meanwhile, Trinity had 14 offensive hits and Samantha Witmer ’21 and Cassidy Schiff ’21 hit 3-for-4, and Michaela Russell ’23 and Hannah Zukowsi ’21 both hit two. These Bantams are now 1-3 this spring, winning their first game since May 2019.
The next day, Apr. 18, the team played Tufts University twice, losing both times 0-6 and then 4-5. In the second game, the Bantams played nine innings against the Jumbos. Regardless, the team will be back in action on Apr. 24 as they face Bowdoin College twice that afternoon.
On Sunday, Apr. 18, men’s track and field faced Tufts University, Connecticut College, and Wesleyan University. Placing second in their season opener, only towing behind Tufts, the Bantams ended with 132 points and saw many spectacular performances by a number of Bantams. Rookie Ethan Wilkie ’24 and Kinnard Hughes ’22 brilliantly stole first place, with Wilkie in the discus throw and Hughes in the long jump. Travis Martin ’23 and Tim Lautenbach ’22 also scored the two top spots in the 1,500-meter run, with times of 3:54.31 and 4:02.80, respectively. Meanwhile, Toby L’Esperance ’24, Kai Bailey ’23, DeVante Reid ’22, and Erkin Verbeek ’21, Joshua Tayi ’24, and Robert Allen ’22 all took second-place in their events! This team is scheduled to compete again on Sat., Apr. 24.
Appearing in their first meet of the 2021 season, women’s track and field finished in fourth place on Saturday Apr. 17. The Bantams had multiple first-place finishes, including Emma Buckley ’21 in the 200-meter dash, Cate Kneebone ’24 in the 400-meter dash, Kamila Zygadlo ’23 in the discus, and the 4×400 meter relay team also took first. These Bantams will also compete again for their second appearance on Apr. 24.
The women’s soccer team also played this weekend and faced Wesleyan University on Apr. 18, and lost 1-4. The Bantams will have their next opportunity to win on Apr. 23 against Springfield College. Meanwhile, the men’s soccer team was supposed to face Western New England University on Apr. 17, but this game was cancelled, and so they are next scheduled to play on Apr. 30 against the University of Saint Joseph.
While the men’s lacrosse team has not played since Mar. 23 due to the need to cancel or postpone games, the men’s lacrosse team are scheduled to play this Sunday, Apr. 25, against Hamilton College and the Tripod has been informed that two brothers will potentially be battling at the face off position at the start of the game. So, head out to the lacrosse field on Sunday to support your fellow Bantams and see some friendly sibling rivalry! All in all, come out and support your Bantams!