Springfield, Mass. – Seven different goal scorers helped the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 10-4 victory over the Springfield College Pride women's lacrosse team on Tuesday night on Stagg Field. The No. 2-ranked Bantams improve to 3-0, while the Pride drop to 4-2.
Trinity got on the board first just 2:34 into the contest when junior midfielder Caroline Hayes (Greenland, N.H.) dodged to the middle and stung a shot past Versprille to give the Pride a 1-0 lead. At the 19:20 mark of the first half, junior attacker Molly Cox (Norwell, Mass.) picked up a rebound of her own shot and put one past Versprille to extend the Bantam lead to two. On the ensuing possession, Martha Griffin (Exeter, N.H.) caught a pass from Hayes and finished one past Pride senior goalie Anne Versprille (Franklin, Mass.) to give Trinity a 3-0 advantage. At the 14:17 mark, Heather Raniolo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) got Springfield on the board when she caught a pass from Michelle Dorsey (Wilbraham, Mass.) and buried a shot past Trinity sophomore backstop Emily Mooney (New York, N.Y.) to make the score 3-1.
Late in the first half, back-to-back goals from the Bantams extended the lead to 5-1. A clearing pass from Versprille was picked off by sophomore attacker Abby McQuillan (Medfield, Mass.) and forwarded to senior tri-captain attacker Kathleeen Timmons (Branford, Conn.) on the crease, who found the back of the net to put the Bantams up 4-1. Junior attacker Renee Olsen (Ridgewood, N.J.) then scored off a feed from behind by Timmons to extend Trinity's lead to four. With under a minute left in the first half, junior midfielder Lindsay Mullaney (Boston, Mass.) capitalized on a free-position opportunity with a quick shot and goal, making the score 6-1 in Trinity's favor. Just 43 seconds later, Dorsey found senior Emily Fowler (Branford, Conn.) on the crease who fired one past Mooney to make the score 6-2 heading into the half.
In the early stages of the second half, Griffin dodged down the center of the field past her defender and buried an eight-yard shot past Versprille to extend the Bantams lead to 7-2.
A few minutes later, a foul on Griffin gave Dorsey a free-position opportunity that she finished off to cut the deficit to four. Just 1:40 later, a free-position shot for Olsen snuck by Versprille to put the score at 8-3 in Trinity's favor. With 15:27 left in the contest, senior attacker Elizabeth Heimann (Wyncote, Pa.) converted a free-position shot to extend the Bantams' lead to six goals, making the score 9-3. Late in the game, Cox took advantage of a free-position opportunity, scoring her second goal of the game to make the score 10-3 in the Bantams favor. With three seconds left on the clock, Emily Rodgers (Durham, N.H.) found Fowler on the crease for her second goal of the game, finalizing the score at 10-4. Versprille finished the contest with a season-high 13 saves, while Mooney finished with five saves on 11 Springfield shots.