We have a guest blogger appearance from Sophomore Caroline McKenna. She's added her own take on the game with her very vivid recount of what happened:
Despite the polar vortex, the Bantams made it out of Waterville with all their toes a big fat double-overtime W! Here's all you really need to know. They had it for a little bit. We had it for a little bit. The next thing you know there's thirty seconds left and our defense is in the hot seat. Picture this, the Colby attackers are circling around the twelve like a pack of hungry wolves. The clock is ticking down. Thirty...twenty-nine...twenty-eight... There was some driving, some dodging, some dishing, but the Bantam D was unfazed. This game was a chess match, folks, and a strategic defensive substitution by the Trinity coaching staff paid off big time. Senior middie, Nicole Stauffer, dropped back to low D, clogging up the Colby passing lanes with her eight foot wingspan. She may be late to every team activity, but her slides were right on time. Joining her in heroic fashion was junior defender Clara Nowlan. Coming off a nasty ankle sprain, Nowlan wasn't expecting to see the field but she was ready when duty called. Sure, she may have tripped over her own frozen feet trying to get warm on the sidelines, but once she made it on the field Clara was on the Mules like white on rice. These two legends ruled the eight meter until the clock ran out on Colby's final offensive set forcing the game into overtime.
The first three minutes of overtime were a blur. Either that, or I momentarily blacked out because of the cold. Anyway, fast forward to the second overtime. This is where things really start getting good. With just over a minute left your Trinity Glaxers mounted what would be the last attack of the game and it was a thing of beauty. We're talking crisp passes, rock hard cuts, lazer focus, and composure to write home about. Senior midfielder, Karlyn Simpson, found teammate Abby McInnerny cutting through the eight with just over thirty seconds on the clock. The junior engineering major made the Colby goalie dance calculating the right shooting angle before she finally fired the game winner into the back of the cage. Pandemonium! The Bantam faithful smothered that crafty, little ginger in hugs and hightailed it into the athletic center to begin thawing out.
To no one's surprise the game stone went to Zoë "Stonewall" Ferguson who tallied fourteen saves. The junior keeper was a nightmare for the Mules.
After the win, the Bantams flew south to warmer weather where they will take on the Ithaca College Bombers and the Dickinson College Red Devils in Nashville, TN. Yeehaw!
-Sophomore Midfielder Caroline McKenna