Hartford, Conn. - Junior Jack Sharrio (Marblehead, Mass.) and sophomore Ben Knaus (Ross, Calif.) both netted hat-tricks but they were not enough as the Trinity College men's lacrosse team fell on Wednesday evening to the Connecticut College Camels, 10-7, at Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford. The loss drops the Bantams to 2-7 overall and 0-6 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action while the Camels improve to 5-4 on the year and 2-3 in league play.
Connecticut College goalie Jameson Hill (Wilton, Conn.) tallied 15 stops between the pipes in his fifth win of the season while Bantam junior netminder Woody Hamilton (Williamstown, Mass.) finished with seven saves. The Camels dominated in the faceoff circle all night, winning 16-of-22 faceoffs, thanks to the hard work of Ben Parens (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) who finished with a game-high 11 ground balls. Trinity senior co-captain Aidan Keohane (Westwood, Mass.) led the Bantam defense with a game-high three caused turnovers to go along with a pair of ground balls but the Camels scored four of the game's final five goals to pull away with the three-goal victory.
Trinity took a 2-1 lead into the second quarter thanks to scores from sophomore Max DeLamater (Irvington, N.Y.) and Knaus, after a Camel goal by PJ Kelleher (Walpole, Mass.) to open the game. Kelleher's goal was his only of the game, but he did managed to record assists on six other of his team's scores to lead all players.
Connecticut College scored three unanswered goals in the second quarter to take a 4-2 advantage into halftime. Maximillian King (Andover, Mass.) kicked things off with a goal at the 10:09 mark before Jordan Foster (Las Vegas, Nev.) tallied the first of his three goals of the evening at the 8:37 mark. Sean Smith (Pasadena, Calif.) scored the first of two goals on the night with 6:13 remaining in the frame to open up the two-goal lead.
Kelleher assisted on a Ross Thompson (Mahopac, N.Y.) goal less than two minutes into the third quarter but Trinity responded with a 3-0 run to tie the game. Knaus scored his second goal of the evening, sandwiched between a pair of Sharrio goals to make it a 5-5 game with 9:45 left in the third. Kelleher and Foster connected once again before Sharrio's third score of the game with 8:06 left to play in the third quarter made it a 6-6 game. After a Bantam penalty, Foster scored a man-up goal before King added onto the lead as the Camels took a two-goal lead into the final quarter of action.
Knaus cut the deficit to one quickly into the fourth quarter but that's as close as the Bantams would get as Smith and Jackson Kleintz (Philadelphia, Pa.) found the back of the net once each to lift the Camels to the 10-7 victory.
Trinity returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Roger Williams for a 1:00 p.m. game.