CAT MACLENNAN ’20
The Trinity Women’s Lacrosse team played three games this week and came away with a win in all three. Thursday, March 29 the Bantams traveled to Schenectady, New York to play a long-time rival, SUNY Cortland, at Union College. Trinity, ranked no.9 nationally, took down the no. 15 ranked Red Dragons in a low scoring, but high-intensity game. The Bantams scored first when a rebound off of Kiley Coffey’s ’18 shot bounced off of the pipe. It was Allie Barrett ’18 who capitalized on the shot opportunity, firing it past the Cortland goalie early in the game. Twenty seconds later, Sophie Berger ’21 fired a shot into the back of the net to give Trinity a 2-0 lead. Both of these goals were on man-down situations for the Bantams. Cortland quickly answered with 2 back-to-back goals to tie the game. Annie Lyman ’20 put the Bantams ahead but shortly after, the Red Dragons scored again. Towards the end of the first half, Trinity regained momentum and made the score 6-3 going into halftime. Coffey scored two goals within a minute and Berger found the net with 31 seconds left during this hot streak.
The second half was a nail-biter for Trinity fans. Cortland came out and scored 2 goals right away, cutting the score to a 1 point lead for the Bantams. Allie Barrett ‘18 fired a shot shortly after giving Trinity the two-goal lead. The teams traded goals for many minutes of the game and with 11 minutes left in the game the Red Dragons tied the Bantams 8-8. After a foul from Cortland, Grace O’Donnell ’18 bounced a shot into the back of the net to take the lead back. A few key saves and defensive sets sealed the win for the women’s lacrosse team.
On Saturday, the Bantams hosted the Bowdoin College Polar Bears in sunny, warm Hartford. The Bantams came in excited for their first home game in two weeks. This excitement translated into their 3rd straight win with a 14-4 rout of the Polar Bears. Trinity is now 3-1 in the NESCAC and Bowdoin is 2-3. The Bantams scored three goals early on in the first half as Grace O’Donnell and Kiley Coffey ’18 found the back of the net within five minutes of the first draw. After several minutes of back and forth playing, Allie Barrett ’18 found her way past several Bowdoin defenders and the goalie to give the Bantams a 3-1 lead. After some scoring on both ends, Trinity was up 9-3 at halftime. Berger and Coffey each scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half to put Trinity up 13-3, and there was no looking back from there. Bowdoin kept playing hard and with five minutes left were able to fire a shot in for a goal. Goaltender Zoe Ferguson ’18 was crucial for the Bantams against the Polar Bears, finishing with eight saves.
The Bantams host the Connecticut College Camels at 7 p.m. on April 4.