Women’s Lacrosse Beats Bates Bobcats 6-5 at home

JUSTIN FORTIER ’18
SPORTS EDITOR
Every year the Women’s Lacrosse team begins with enormous pressure upon their shoulders. After they swept the NCAA Division III tournament in 2014 , they have been cast in the national spotlight and have consistently been nationally ranked in the top five. Although championship dreams fell short last year for the Bantams, they are certainly a strong contender for this year.
On Mar. 19, the Bantams hosted the Bates Bobcats. Trinity sprinted to a 3-0 lead in the first half thanks to Kiley Coffey ’18, who made goals flow for the Bantams. Clare Lyne ’17, the top scorer for the game, put the next goal away for the Bantams thanks to an assist by Emma Malicki ’17. Olivia Johnson ’19 slid the third goal past Bates goalkeeper Hannah Jeffrey after a slick assist from Lyne.
Bates came back with a quick three goals to draw the score even at the half. After the break, Bates beat Trinity to the first notch on the scoreboard.
The Bantams did not let Bates rest in the lead for long, and in six minutes Karly Simpson ‘17 scored a goal for the Bantams. Lyne then followed up with her second goal of the game to bring the score to 5-4.
The Bantams allowed Bates one more goal to balance the score. The Bantam defense then locked down and kept the Bobcats offense at bay while Lyne put the winning goal on the board. Emily Mooney ’16 protected the net for the remainder of the game to secure the Bantam win.

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