March 30, 2011

No. 4 Trinity Deals Skidmore First Loss

from press release

SARASOTA SPRINGS, N.Y.— The Skidmore College women’s lacrosse team lost for the first time this season, 9-4, to the visiting Trinity College Bantams this evening at Wachenheim Field.  The Thoroughbreds are 4-1, while the No. 4-ranked Bantams move to 6-0.

Skidmore hung tough with Trinity in the first half. After spotting the Bantams a pair of early goals, the Thoroughbreds fought back to tie it 2-2. Lexi Melville scored her fourth of the season at 19:51 and Lindsay Stavola scored her 17th at 17:00. Trinity then scored three times in the final 10 minutes of the half to take a 5-2 lead into the break.

The Bantams made it 6-2 at 25:52 of the second on a goal by senior co-captain attacker Rachel Romanowsky (Hampstead, N.H.). Lauren McCarthy cut the lead back to three, 6-3 less than a minute later. Trinity would get goals by sophomore midfielder Megan Leonhard (Summit, N.J.) and junior midfielder Liz Bruno (Andover, Mass.) to open an 8-3 lead. McCarthy scored her eighth of the season with 6:46 to play to get it back to 8-4, but junior Madeleine Hardy (Topsfield, Mass. 0 scored on a free position with 3:02 left for the 9-4 final.

In addition to her two goals, McCarthy had three ground balls and three draw controls. Abbie Hamlin had four draws, while Leslie Stebbins had a game-high four ground balls for the Thoroughbreds.  Hardy finished with three goals for Trinity.  The Bantams held a 26-15 shot and 19-16 ground ball advantage. The Thoroughbreds had a 9-6 edge in draws.  Rachel Klein eight saves for Skidmore, while sophomore Olivia Whitney (Danvers, Mass.) had four for Trinity.

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