SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - April 9, 2008 The Springfield College women’s lacrosse team fell behind 6-0 halfway through the first half and was unable to recover as the 11th-ranked Trinity Bantams won 17-7 at Stagg Field on Wednesday afternoon.
With the loss, the Pride’s four-game winning streak was snapped as it dropped to 6-4 this season. Trinity improved to 6-3 with the win.
CJ Yanofsky tallied two of her game-high four goals in the opening run for the Bantams as the visitors took control of the game early. The Pride wouldn’t go away though as a trio of unanswered goals from Rachel Lampros (Boxborough, Mass.), Alexandra Bazzano (Newington, Conn.), and Lindsay Bugbee (Granby, Conn.) cut the Bantams' lead to 7-4 with 2:59 left in the first half. Trinity would regain its momentum as Caitlin Irvine netted two goals in the final 1:12 of the first stanza, including one with three seconds remaining to give the Bantams a 9-4 lead at halftime.
Trinity wasted no time scoring the first goal of the second half, as Rachel Romanowsky found the back of the cage :36 seconds into the half. The Bantams held the Pride to just three goals in the second half as it went on to take the 17-7 victory.
Lampros led the way for the Pride with two goals and two assists, while Erin Doolan (Blauvelt, N.Y.) and Bazzano each added two scores of their own. Lauren McAulay (Yorktown, N.Y.) made eight saves in the loss.
Yanofsky was terrific all game as she recorded 11 points off four goals and seven assists. Irvine and Romanowsky each netted three goals as well in the win. Goalie Michelle Smith made 13 saves in a solid showing in the cage for the Bantams.
The Pride returns to action on Saturday when it resumes conference play with a contest at Wellesley at 1:00 pm.