Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trinity vs. Hamilton - NESCAC Semi-Finals

The Bantams traveled up to Middlebury, VT for the NESCAC semi-finals and finals. We played Hamilton in the semi-final round and got a bit of redemption on them since they came to our home turf and beat us on senior day at the end of the regular season. The Bantams put forth a total team effort and beat the Continentals 12-3. It was a great game and everything just seemed to be going the right way for the Bantams. Seven different players scored, with Kiley Coffey leading the charge with 5 goals. It was great that so many different attackers were able to get on the board, and it just showed that we were moving the ball really well on attack and finding those open players and open lanes. Our defense played as a solid unit together, causing 10 turnovers and picking up 18 ground balls. Senior defender Lara Guida caused 3 turnovers herself and also picked up 2 ground balls. She has been a major rock for us in the defensive end playing such unbeatable defense down low on the crease. Zoë Ferguson also played outstanding in net, saving 9 of the 12 shots that she faced. With that win, the Bantams advanced to the NESCAC finals to take on the Colby College Mules, who beat Middlebury earlier that day to advance. 

Senior midfielder Nicole Stauffer running the ball up the field

Junior midfielder Georgia Mergner playing defense

Senior defender Lara Guida running the ball out of our defensive end

Senior Karly Simpson and Junior Clara Nowlan doubling a Hamilton attacker

Senior midfielder Karly Simpson about to take a shot (and score!)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Trinity vs. Tufts

The Bantams faced the Tufts Jumbos in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament on Saturday. They came flying out of the gates right from the first whistle and never looked back. It was great to see the Bantams play so much attack and find the back of the net so many times. The Bants got out to a 6-0 lead in the first 11 minutes of the game thanks to a hat trick right off the bat from senior midfielder Karly Simpson, who went on to score two more goals for a total of 5 on the day, followed by senior attacker Clare Lyne getting two of her own back to back, and junior attacker Abby McInerney scored a goal of her own before the Jumbos got on the scoreboard for the first time. 

The second half of the game was very similar to the first half, with the Bantams scoring 6 goals in a row in a span of about 8 minutes. Kiley Coffey scored all 5 of her goals in the second half, to keep the Bantams fired up with momentum. Clare Lyne scored 4 goals, had an assist, gathered 4 draw controls, and picked up a ground ball. Abby McInerney scored 2 goals, had an assist, and also grabbed 4 draw controls. Grace O'Donnell found the back of the net 2 times, and had an assist as well. Senior attacker Emma Malicki set up her teammates 3 times and picked up a ground ball. Junior attacker Jenny Cook came into the game and made an impact right away, scoring a goal of her own on her first shot. 

It was a fun game to be a part of and to watch with so much ball movement and fluidity on the attack. The girls definitely were finding each other and moving well, which is exactly what we want to be seeing at this point in the season! Our defense had a solid performance, holding them to 18 shots, with Zoë Ferguson saving 8 of them in cage. 

It was a great day and the Bantams now advance to the semi-finals of the NESCAC tournament! We will be facing the Hamilton Contintentals on Saturday May 6th at 2:30pm at Middlebury College! 


Junior attacker Grace O'Donnell shooting around the Tufts goalie

Senior attacker Clare Lyne looking for teammate Kiley Coffey

Another goal!!!
Junior goalie Zoë Ferguson set up to save a Tufts shot

Junior attacker Kiley Coffey driving to score 1 of her 5 goals on the day

Senior attacker Clare Lyne sealing off a defender as she drives towards net

Junior midfielder Allie Barrett

Junior attacker Abby McInerney

Lots of celebrations after goals today!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Trinity vs. Amherst

The Bantams traveled to Amherst, MA to take on the Mammoths of Amherst College on Wednesday night. We got back into the win column with a solid team performance. Although we trailed 3-0 in the opening minutes of the game, the Bantams kicked it into high gear after that and never looked back. Our attack scored 6 unanswered goals, to have a 6-4 lead at halftime. Senior attacker Clare Lyne and junior attacker Kiley Coffey led the charge scoring a combined 5 of the 6 goals of the first half alone. The Bantams never let up and went on to score 8 more goals in the second half, 2 more by Clare Lyne, 2 by Karly Simpson, 2 by Abby McInerney and 1 more by Kiley Coffey. Nicole Stauffer was huge for us on the circle, grabbing 3 draw controls to help us gain possession and get the ball to our attacking end. 
Our defense played great, only giving up 14 shots on Zoë, who saved 7 of the shots she faced. Freshman defender Morgan Strabley caused 3 turnovers for the Bantams, which was huge is turning the momentum back to us. It was a great way to end the regular season with such a strong performance and win for the Bantams. Now onto post season!!

Freshman Emma Fehnel pulling out of a double team during warm ups

Sophomore midfielder Mary French

Junior midfielder Georgial Mergner handling the pressure from a defender

Trinity vs. Hamilton

The Bantams took a tough loss against Hamilton, which was also our Senior Day game. We honored and celebrated the amazing career (which isn't over yet!) of our 9 amazing seniors before the game started - defenders #1 Lara Guida, #3 Katherine Foca, #12 Meghan Collins (tri-captain), #18 Kathryn DeLillio, midfielders #15 Karly Simpson (tri-captain), #21 Nicole Stauffer, and attackers #7 Emma Malicki, #10 Clio Kammerer, #22 Clare Lyne (tri-captain). This senior class has led the Trinity Bantams to an impressive overall record of 70 wins and 11 losses, they have won 2 NESCAC titles and have advanced to the NCAA Championship game each of the past three years. Not only have they succeeded on the field, but they have also achieved excellence in the classroom, helping the team achieve an impressive cumulative GPA of 3.56. They have been great leaders for our team and have helped to continue and further develop the incredible culture of Trinity Lacrosse. We're going to miss them next year, but their ride is far from over right now! Despite the loss today, they have unfinished business to take care of.

The Continentals from Hamilton College came out to a strong start and got the Bantams on their heels in the first half. It was 4-2 at halftime, and the Bantams just couldn't get a rally going until it was too late. Senior attacker Clare Lyne had 3 goals, an assist, a draw control, and a caused turnover. Junior attacker Kiley Coffey put away 2 goals of her own and picked up 2 ground balls. Junior defender Clara Nowlan had a great day on defense, grabbing 2 draw controls, 1 ground ball, and causing 2 turnovers. Senior defender Kathryn DeLillio also had a good day on defense, picking up 3 ground balls, and causing 3 turnovers.

The Bantams will bounce back from today and come out ready to go against Amherst!


Junior class ready to give the seniors flowers before the game
Senior attacker Clare Lyne

Senior defender Kathryn DeLillio

Senior midfielder Karly Simpson

Senior defender Meghan Collins

Senior defender Lara Guida

Senior defender Katherine Foca

Senior attacker Emma Malicki

Senior attacker Clio Kammerer
Senior midfielder Nicole Stauffer

Pictures from Middlebury Game

Freshman Caroline Toomey taking a shot during warm-ups

Sophomore Caroline McKenna during warmups

Manager Julia Macchi dancing around during warmups!

More dancing!

Senior attacker Emma Malicki looking for a feed

Junior attacker Kiley Coffey taking it to goal
Junior attacker Abby McInerney

Senior attacker Clare Lyne

Junior midfielder Allie Barrett going 1v1 to net

Senior midfielder Karly Simpson