Trinity Women's Lacrosse Doubles Up Springfield In Snow-Shortened Home Opener

Karly Simpson '17 had a hat trick and the game-winning goal
Karly Simpson '17 had a hat trick and the game-winning goal

Hartford, Conn. – Junior midfielder Martha Griffin (Exeter, N.H.) scored five goals and assisted on a sixth tally to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 12-6 snow-shortened victory over the visiting Springfield College Pride in women’s lacrosse action this afternoon on Sheppard Field.  Trinity, ranked No. 9 nationally, improves to 1-1, winning its home opener and giving Katy Dissinger her first win as a collegiate head coach.  Springfield falls to 2-1.  The game was called after 48 minutes of play due to heavy snow and wind.

Trinity never trailed, as sophomore Karly Simpson (South Hadley, Mass.) scored on a free-position shot 8:30 into the game and Griffin fed junior attacker Abby McQuillan (Medfield, Mass.) for a score from close almost four minutes later.  Springfield senior midfielder Michelle Dorsey (Wilbraham, Mass.) sandwiched an assist on the first Pride goal by junior attacker Bianca Raniolo (Yorktown, N.Y.) and her own tally on a free- position around a Bantam goal by senior tri-captain midfielder Caroline Hayes (Green, N.H.) to make the score, 3-2, in Trinity’s favor, but the Bantams rattled off five goals in a row in less than 10 minutes including two by Simpson to complete her hat trick.  Griffin scored the last two goals of the first half and the first two of the second stanza for a 12-3 Bantams advantage before Dorsey scored twice more and junior Kristina Krull (Leicester, Mass.) scored once in the final 5:05 before the game was called complete by the officials.

Hayes joined Griffin and Simpson as a multiple-point scorer with two goals and one assist, while sophomore defender Lara Guida (Mendham, N.J.) had three ground balls, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers for the Bantams.  Dorsey had three goals and one assist to go with three draw controls, and junior defender Olivia Cabral (Sayville, N.Y.) added three caused turnovers for Springfield.  Trinity junior Emily Mooney (New York, N.Y.) and first-year Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) combined for five saves, while Gabriella Anderson (Mahopac, N.Y.) made 11 stops for the Pride in goal.