Hartford, Conn. – A late fourth-quarter rally fell short for the Trinity men's lacrosse team against Skidmore on Friday afternoon at Jessee/Miller Field as the visiting Thoroughbreds held on for an 8-5 victory. Skidmore has now taken two of the last three matchups in the series as they improve to 2-8 with the win, while the Bantams dropped their third straight to move to 3-7.
Trinity got off to a quick start in the first quarter, scoring the first three of goals of the contest as James O'Connell (Middleton, Mass.), Chase Growney (Berwyn, Pa.) and Michael Lofrese (Stewart Manor, N.Y.) each found the back of the net. From there, The Thoroughbreds would score six unanswered goals to take a 6-3 edge into the fourth quarter.
During the Skidmore run, Kevin Mulvey and Quinn Hawkins each netted a pair of goals as both players scored a marker in the first and second quarter, while Thoroughbred netminder Matt Diaco made several key saves. In the third, Nate Mason gave Skidmore a 5-3 lead with a tally and later in the stanza Josh Trachtenburg scored a man-up marker which would be eventual game winner.
In the final quarter, Trinity fought to make it a one-goal contest as O'Connell and Carter Reynolds (Madison, Conn.) beat Diaco with shots to make it 6-5. Down the stretch, the Thoroughbreds would pull away as Hawkins scored his third goal of the game and Brock Bakewell put the exclamation point on the triumph, scoring with under one minute remaining.
Diaco turned aside 20 shots to earn his second victory of the season for Skidmore, while Makar Zaverucha (Duxbury, Mass.) made 12 saves in a losing effort for the Bantams.
Trinity returns to action on Tuesday, Apr. 8, hosting Wesleyan in NESCAC action from Jessee/Miller Field beginning at 4:30 p.m.