Springfield, Mass. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams doubled up the Springfield College Pride, 12-6, in women's lacrosse action this evening on Stagg Field. Trinity, ranked No. 3 in the nation, improves to 10-0 with its 28th consecutive victory in the regular season, while the Pride falls to 6-7.
Junior attacker Hadley Duncan (Rye, N.Y.) posted a game-high five goals, and senior attacker Caite Irvine (Westwood, Mass.) scored three goals in the opening half for Trinity. Bantam senior co-captain midfielder Liz Bruno (Andover, Mass.) notched four draw controls, while rookie attacker Caroline Hayes (Greenland, N.H.) had four caused turnovers and three ground balls. Trinity junior goalie Olivia Whitney (Danvers, Mass.) needed to make just three saves to earn the win. Sophomore goalie Anne Versprille posted 14 saves but it wasn't enough against the nation's third-ranked team as Trinity College bested Springfield College, 12-6, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Stagg Field Wednesday. Jackie Moscardelli led Springfield with three goals on the afternoon, while Allie Davis tallied a goal and an assist. Brittany LeGuelaff snagged five draw controls and Jennnifer Thomas caused two turnovers. Trinity outshot Springfield, 33-12, while the Pride committed 26 turnovers compared to the Bantams' 11.
The visitors opened up with three straight unassisted markers, including two by Irvine, to take a 3-0 lead 6:23 into the contest. Moscardelli finally connected for the Pride at the 22:41 mark to make it a 3-1 contest. Duncan answered back with a free-position goal, only to have Davis make it a two-goal game once again after she split a pair of defenders and found the bottom corner with 15:26 to play. The Bantams closed out the half with three unanswered goals with Irvine, Hayes, and Duncan each scoring to make it 7-2 after 30 minutes of play.
Duncan wasted little time in the second half, finding the back of the cage 11 seconds in. Moscardelli finished a Davis feed with just over 20 minutes left in regulation before Trinity put together three-straight goals to earn an 11-3 advantage at the 9:46 mark. pringfield pushed back with goals from Kelly Gallo and Moscardelli 36 seconds apart to get within six with 4:07 remaining, but it proved to little to late. Trinity sophomore midfielder Kaitlin Reedy (Ipswich, Mass.) and Springfield's Emily Rodgers traded goals down the stretch to complete the scoring.