April 2, 2011

Still Perfect: Trinity Improves to 7-0

from press release

- Sophomore attackman Jeff Hebert (Cornwall, Ontario) notched three goals and three assists to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 12-8 win over the visiting Williams College Ephs in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action this afternoon on Jesse/Miller Field.

Trinity, ranked No. 4 in New England and No. 15 in the nation, improves to 7-0, while the Ephs drop to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the league with their third loss in a row. Trinity is off to a 7-0 start for the first time since 1999-00.

Hebert and sophomore midfielder Nick Shaheen (Williamsburg, Mass.) each scored in the first 2:18 of the game, and Hebert fed Shaheen on a long pass from the right corner of the field parallel to the Williams goal with a picture-perfect pass that Shaheen one-timed into the Eph net as the horn went off for the end of the first period.

Williams sophomore attackman Ben Bourke (Media, Pa.) scored the first of his two goals in the second quarter to break the Eph scoring drought with 13 minutes on the clock, and the teams scored 10 goals in the quarter en route to a 7-6 Bantam advantage at the break. The Bantams blanked Williams, 4-0, in the third frame, with rookie midfielder Terence Olsen (Weatogue, Conn.) tallying a goal and an assist during the run, to build an 11-6 advantage, and junior Peter Johnson (Riverside, Conn.) made five of his 12 saves in the fourth quarter to help preserve the victory.

Trinity sophomore Rob Nogueras (Parkland, Fla.) scored twice, while Hebert, Johnson, and senior captain defenseman Ted Bascom (Sudbury, Mass.) paced the Bantams with four ground balls apiece. Trinity held a 31-21 edge on ground balls, while shots were even at 32 each, and both teams won 11 face-offs. Senior middie Corey Jacobs (Somers, Conn.), and sophomore middie Will Stewart (South Salem, N.Y.) joined Bourke with two Eph goals apiece, and junior Evan Cohen (Syosset, N.Y.) made 11 stops in the Williams goal.

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