Trinity Women's Lacrosse Clobbers Connecticut College

Caroline Toomey '20 had two assists
Caroline Toomey '20 had two assists

Hartford, Conn. - Senior Grace O'Donnell (Yarmouth, Maine) and first-year Sophie Berger (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) had three goals and one assist each to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 17-2 victory over the visiting Connecticut College Camels in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's lacrosse action this evening at Jessee/Miller Field.  Trinity, ranked No. 8 in the nation, improves to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the NESCAC with its fourth win in a row, while the Camels fall to 3-7 overall and 0-6 in the league.  The Bantams will visit conference rival Hamilton on Saturday at noon and Connecticut College will host NESCAC foe Bates at the same time on the same day.

Trinity raced to a 10-0 lead by the 9:12 mark of the first half, including two tallies apiece by Berger, senior tri-captain midfielder Allie Barrett (Concord, Mass.), and sophomore midfielder Emma Fehnel (Wenham, Mass.).  Sophomore Kate Bermingham (Amherst, N.H.) scored the first Camel goal with 7:34 left in the opening stanza, converting on a pass from the right wing by classmate Julia Loesch (Charlotte, N.C.), but the Bantams answered with a 6-0 run.  First-year midfielder Kendall Milligan (Needham, Mass.) gave the momentum back to the home squad with the final goal of the first half with 4:36 on the clock, and sophomore attacker Caroline Toomey (Wrentham, Mass.) fed O'Donnell on two of the six Trinity goals during the 6-0 spurt to give the Bantams a 16-1 advantage with 8:46 left to play.  Each team scored one in the final two minutes.

Trinity outshot Connecticut College, 25-10, and the Camels committed 15 turnovers to nine for the Bantams.  Barrett joined O'Donnell and Berger with Trinity hat tricks, while Milligan finished with a goal and two assists.  Sophomore defender Morgan Strabley (Summit, N.J.) scooped three ground balls, and senior tri-captain defender Clara Nowlan (Needham, Mass.) notched two ground balls and two caused turnovers for the Bantams.  Senior tri-captain Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) and rookie Karinna Cave-Hawkins (Edgewater, Md.) combined for five Trinity saves, and first-year Marcella Flibotte (Cohasset, Mass.) contributed a team-high two draw controls and two caused turnovers.  Junior Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) scored the second Camel goal and added a game-high six draw controls, while sophomore Kirby Heffrin (Marblehead, Mass.) paced Connecticut College with two ground balls. Senior Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) made four saves and freshman Nina Fazio (East Longmeadow, Mass.) had two for the visitors.