Springfield, Mass. – Junior Lindsay Mullaney (Boston, Mass.) and sophomore Martha Griffin (Exeter, N.H.) each netted three goals to lead the Trinity women's lacrosse team to a 17-6 victory against Wheaton on Thursday afternoon in non-conference action at Sheppard Field. With the win, the No. 2-ranked Bantams move to a perfect 4-0 on the season, while the Lyons dropped their second straight to fall to 2-2.
Griffin wasted little time opening the scoring for Trinity, potting the game's first tally just 27 seconds into the first half. The goal would ignite an offensive explosion for the hosts as the Bantams would score the game's next 11 goals to take a commanding, 12-0, advantage. During the run, nine different players found the back of the net.
With a little over four minutes remaining in the first half, Allie Bush put Wheaton on the board with an unassisted marker to cap the scoring in the opening half. Over the first 30 minutes of action, Trinity won nearly every draw control and kept the ball in its offensive end for a majority of the half.
In the second half, each team scored five goals as the Bantams led by nine or more for throughout the remainder of the contest.
Mullaney added an assist to go along with her hat trick as she registered a game-high four points. Joining Mullaney and Griffin with multi-goal games were junior Molly Cox (Norwell, Mass.) and freshman Emma Malicki (Loudonville, N.Y.). Cox scored two goals for the third consecutive game, while Malicki added an assist to give her a career-best three points.
Between the pipes, Bridget Kitchen (North Andover, Mass.) made her season debut for Trinity, stopping one shot to pick up the victory. On the opposite end, Katy Ananian made 11 saves in a losing effort for Wheaton.
The Bantams defense played well, causing 15 turnovers and scooping 18 groundballs, while the Lyons grabbed 12 groundballs and forced five takeaways.
Trinity returns to action on Saturday, March 15, hosting Bates in NESCAC action from Sheppard Field. The game is set to get underway at 12:00 p.m.