Trinity Women's Lacrosse Clips Connecticut College For Seventh Win In A row

Kathryn DeLillio '17
Kathryn DeLillio '17

New London, Conn. - Senior tri-captain attacker Clare Lyne (Concord, Mass.) had three goals and two assists to lead the visiting Trinity College women’s lacrosse team to a 12-9 victory over the Connecticut College Camels in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action this evening.  The No. 6-ranked Bantams improved to 10-1 while remaining a perfect 6-0 in the NESCAC. 

Trinity junior attacker Kiley Coffey (West Newbury, Mass.) had three goals for the winning side as did classmate Allie Barrett (Concord, Mass.).  Junior attacker Abby McInerney (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) registered two goals and two assists for the visitors. Junior Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) made two saves in the cage for the Bantams.  Coffey also had seven draw controls, while senior defender Lara Guida (Mendham, N.J.) scooped three ground balls, and Barrett also contributed two ground balls and two caused turnovers.  

The Camels ended the game with a 4-0 run to make it a close finish. Sophomore Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) had two goals, two assists and four draws for the Camels.  Connecticut College senior Tina Balzotti (Duxbury, Mass.) netted a team-best three goals, while Lacey Hale (Winchester, Mass.) scored twicet. Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) made three saves in the opening half of action, and Meg Raskin (Westwood, Mass.) stopped five shots in relief duty for the home squad. 

Trinity scored six times in the first 13:20, including all three of Barrett's goal, and scored three more times, including two goals by Coffey, to lead, 8-1, with 5:46 left in the opening half.  Coffey buried a free-position shot for the Bantams for her second goal of the half, and Balzotti scored with 58 seconds left to pull the Camels to within 8-2 at the break.

The Bantams carried the lead for the entire second half. McInerney scored on an assist from Jennifer Cook (Manhasset, N.Y.) with 11:40 remaining to make the score, 12-5. The Camels did not go away and with 6:42 to go, Hale rifled home a runner to trim the deficit to 12-6. Navoni scored twice and Hannah Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) scored from the right side with 4:43 remaining, pulling the hosts to within 12-9, but the score remained the same the rest of the way.