Trinity Men's Lacrosse Drops Home Opener To Colby

Trinity Men's Lacrosse Drops Home Opener To Colby

Hartford, Conn. - Senior attackman Kevin Seiler (Darien, Conn.) scored three times to lead the visiting Colby College Mules to a 8-5 victory over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action in bitter cold weather on Jessee/Miller Field this afternoon.  Trinity falls to 1-1 overall and 0-2 in the NESCAC, while the Mules improve to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the league.  Bantam junior David Hamilton (Williamstown, Mass.) made 14 saves in goal, and sophomore LSM Alex Notman (Wellesley Hills, Mass.) paced the offense with a goal and an assist.

Colby led, 2-0, after one quarter thanks to the game's first goal by junior midfielder Myles Smith (Springfield, Mass.) 1:04 into the game and a man-up tally by junior middle Cillian O'Connor (Glen Ridge, N.J.) with 2:07 left in the period.  The Mules tacked on a third goal with 2:58 remaining in the first half on a goal by junior midfielder Tucker Dietrick (Wellesley, Mass.), but the Bantam offense woke up and scored twice in a 10-second span just before the break.  Junior Jack Sharrio (Marblehead, Mass.) scored the first Bantam goal of the game with 1:33 of the game, and Notman scooped a ground ball off the ensuing faceoff, raced down the field, and fired in a shot from the right wing to make the score, 3-2, at halftime.

The Bantams were blanked for a whole period for the second time, as Colby took a 5-2 lead after three quarter on goals 1:10 apart by senior attackman Austin Sayre (Summit, N.J.) and Seiler late in the third.  Trinity fought off two minutes of penalties just before the third stanza ended, as Hamilton made a save during each of Colby's extra-man sessions.  Bantam junior midfielder John Caraviello (Wellesley, Mass.) cut the home team's deficit to 5-3 with a goal at 9:19 the fourth quarter, and Bantam sophomore Max DeLamater (Irvington, N.Y.) scored less than two minutes later to make it a one-goal game once again.  After Sayre and Trinity junior attackman Jack Stallman (Barrington, R.I.) traded goals near the four-minute mark, Seiler gave the Mules a three-goal cushion at 8-5 with 1:24 left with back-to-back goals.  Sharrio got off a shot after Colby was whistled for a faceoff violation, but Colby sophomore goalie C.J. Layton (Wakefield, Mass.) made his 17th stop of the game to end the threat.

The majority of team statistics were even or very close, and the teams combined to go 1-for-14 during man-up situations.  Trinity senior co-captain defenseman Aidan Keohane (Westwood, Mass.) was stellar with five ground balls and two caused turnovers, while classmate Reid McCool (Gulf Stream, Fla.) added two ground balls and two caused turnovers.  Layton scooped five ground balls and caused two turnovers on interceptions, while Detrick assisted on two Mule goals in addition to his own.