Trinity Women's Lacrosse Holds Off Williams

Williamstown, Mass. - Sophomore attacker Caitlin Irvine (Westwood, Mass.) scored her fourth goal of the game to snap a 12-12 tie with 7:02 remaining and lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 14-13 win over the Williams College Ephs in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's lacrosse action at Renzie Lamb Field.  Trinity improves to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the NESCAC, while Williams dropped to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

Trinity led by as much as six goals twice in the game, the final time with 22:52 remaining after junior Jennifer Calver scored off a feed from Rachel Romanowsky. The Ephs scored seven of the game's next eight goals to tie the score at 12-12 when senior Britt Spackman fired a shot past Bantam goalie Gina Dinallo with 8:47 to go.  Trinity controlled the ensuing draw control and Irvine was awarded a free position shot she converted. The Bantams Lauren Peck added an important insurance goal with 3:24 remaining, as an Eph left the field due to a yellow card infraction.  Williams Whitney Thayer scored with 1:49 left to make things interesting at 14-13, and the Ephs had one possession to tie it, but Trinity senior Jesse Schultz created a turnover before a shot was taken.

Trinity came out of the gates on fire, scoring six times in the first 16 minutes to build a 6-1 lead. Calver scored twice in the early going, once right off the draw and the other off a rebound opportunity after the initial save was made by Eph keeper Julia Schreiber.
The Bantams led at the half, 9-4.  Romanowsky had four goals and three assists in the victory, and three of the scores came in the opening 30 minutes. Irvine finished with four goals and one assist, while Calver had three goals and an assist.  Trinity outshot Williams, 36-26 in the game. Dinallo made 10 saves in net for the Bantams.  Julia Nawrocki and Whitney Thayer each had three goals and one assists for the Ephs. Spackman had two goals and two assists, while first-years Margie Fulton and Taylor Fleishhacker each scored twice. Schreiber finished with 17 saves, 12 in the second half. 

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