Springfield, Mass. – March 11, 2014 - Seven different goal scorers aided the No. 2 Trinity Bantams to a 10-4 victory over the Springfield College women’s lacrosse team on Tuesday night on Stagg Field.
With the win, the Bantams improve to 3-0, while the Pride drop only their second decision of the season, falling to 3-2 overall.
Senior goalkeeper Anne Versprille (Franklin, Mass) finished the contest with a season-high 13 saves, while Trinity netminder Emily Mooney (New York, N.Y.) finished with five saves on 11 Springfield shots.
Trinity got on the board first just 2:34 into the contest when Caroline Hayes (Greenland, N.H.) dodged to the middle and stung a shot past Versprille to give the Pride a 1-0 lead.
At the 19:20 mark of the first half, junior Molly Cox (Norwell, Mass.) picked up a rebound off of her own shot and netted one past Versprille to extend the Bantams lead to two. On the ensuing possession, Martha Griffin (Exeter, N.H.) caught a pass from Hayes and finished one past Versprille to give Trinity a 3-0 advantage.
At the 14:17 mark, Heather Raniolo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) got Springfield on the board when she caught a pass from Michelle Dorsey (Wilbraham, Mass.) and buried a shot past Emily Mooney (New York, N.Y.) to make the score 3-1.
Late in the first half, back-to-back goals from the Bantams extended the lead to 5-1. A clearing pass from Versprille was picked off and forwarded to Kathleeen Timmons (Branford, Conn.) on the crease, who was able to find the back of the net to put the Bantams up 4-1. Renee Olsen (Ridgewood, N.J.) then scored off of a feed from Timmons to extend Trinity’s lead to four.
With under a minute left in the first half, Lindsay Mullaney (Boston, Mass.) capitalized on a free-position opportunity with a quick shot and goal, making the score 6-1 in Trinity’s favor.
Just 43 seconds later, Dorsey found senior Emily Fowler (Branford, Conn.) on the crease who fired one past Mooney to make the score 6-2 heading into the half.
In the early stages of the second half, Martha Griffin (Exeter, N.H.) dodged down the center of the field past her defender and buried an eight-yard shot past Versprille to extend the Bantams lead to 7-2.
A few minutes later, a foul on Griffin gave Dorsey a free-position opportunity in which she finished off to cut the deficit to four. Just 1:40 later, a free-position shot for Olsen snuck by Versprille to put the score at 8-3 in Trinity’s favor.
With 15:27 left in the contest, Elizabeth Heimann (Wyncote, Pa.) converted a free-position shot of her own to extend the Bantams’ lead to six goals, making the score 9-3.
In the late minutes of the game, Cox took advantage of a free-position opportunity, scoring her second goal of the game, making the score 10-3 in the Bantams favor.
With three seconds left on the clock, Emily Rodgers (Durham, N.H.) found Fowler on the crease for her second goal of the game, finalizing the score at 10-4.
The Pride will be back in action on Thursday when they will host the Amherst Lord Jeffs. The game will be on Stagg Field at 7:00 p.m.