Erin Karczewski ’20
The Trinity College Bantams traveled to Williamstown, Massaschussetts this past Saturday, Feb. 29, to take on the Williams College Ephs for their season opener. Junior Katrina Angelucci led the scoring for Trinity with six goals, two being the final two goals scored of the game, providing the Bantams with a 15-14 victory. The Bantams got off to a quick lead with two free position goals from Angelucci and one from sophomore Samantha Booma. The Ephs answered with two goals from senior Kara Wollmer, but were unable to stop the Bantam offense.
Sophomore Christine Taylor assisted junior Sophie Berger to increase the lead to 5-2 about halfway through the first half. Taylor was able to find the back of the net herself after two goals from the Ephs to give the Bantams a 6-4 lead as they headed into halftime.
The second half began with both teams trading goals until the Ephs took their first lead of the game after a 3-0 run from junior midfielder Sophia Millay. The Bantams answered with a quick goal from junior Olivia Weckworth to even the score out to 9-9 with 18:52 remaining in the game. However, with momentum on their side, the Ephs scored three more unanswered goals to give them a 12-9 lead.
Angelucci and senior Ashely Turnbull were able to find the back of the net to put the Bantams within one. With just 8:53 left to play in regulation, Wollmers scored her sixth goal of the game to increase the Ephs lead to 13-11. Trinity got the last wind headed by Angelucci and went on a 4-1 scoring streak to finish off the game at a spectacular 15-14. Overall, Trinity only led Williams 16-15 in draw controls and 20-13 in ground balls during the game. With seven saves for the day and 15-19 clears, sophomore goalie Gabriella Young remained a solid force in the net for the Bantams and a critical player on Saturday. Trinitys’ Marcella Flibotte contributed to the win as well with four draw controls and three caused turnovers. Freshman Shea van der Broek was the second high scorer for the Ephs with four goals and one assist.
The Tripod spoke with sophomore Christine Taylor to hear a little about the victory and the team’s goals for the rest of the season. Taylor said that “yesterday’s win was a great way to start off our season, but with that said we can learn a lot from the game too. I think this season for us is mainly taking it one game at a time and focusing on our own team and what we can accomplish.”
The Bantams will go on to face Endicott in their home opener this Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and are currently ranked No. 19 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s (IWLCA) poll. We wish the Bantams the best of luck this season!