Trinity Women's Soccer Settles For Tie Against Eastern Connecticut
Hartford, Conn. – Rookie forwards Abbey Lake (Westport, Conn.) and Kelsey Thomas (Stonington, Conn.) scored unassisted goals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 2-2 tie against the visiting Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors in women’s soccer action this afternoon. Trinity moves to 4-6-1 while snapping a two-game losing streak, while the Warriors are now 6-6-2. Both teams extend winless streaks to three games.
Trailing, 2-1, at the break, Trinity tied the game in the 55th minute when Lake came up with the ball that had come free of Eastern Connecticut senior goalkeeper Mackenzie MacLeod (Northfield, Conn.) and quickly fired into net for her team-leading ninth goal in 10 games. MacLeod and Trinity first-year backstop Monica DiFiori (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) each made four saves to preserve the draw including two early stops on shots from close range early in the first overtime by MacLeod. MacLeod finished with 10 saves and DiFiori had eight stops.
The Warriors had opened the scoring 4:08 into the contest when sophomore back Whitney Mantel (Stamford, Conn.) evaded Trinity defenders in the box before sending a short cross to senior forward Daniela Marchitto (Orange, Conn.) who one-timed the ball past DiFiori. Thomas scored the first Bantam goal on a direct kick that sailed just over MacLeod’s head and just under the cross bar in the 26th minute, but Warrior senior midfielder Kelly Wallace (South Windsor, Conn.) returned the favor with an almost identical shot off the same situation seven minutes later to give Eastern Connecticut a 2-1 lead. Trinity sophomore midfielder Elisa Dolan (Bethesda, Md.) accounted for the closest near miss of the game with just under six minutes left in the first half, nailing the cross bar with a shot from left corner of the box.