Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The visiting Trinity College Bantams raced to a 6-1 lead after one quarter and went on to record their first win of the season, 12-7, over the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds in men's lacrosse action this afternoon on rain-soaked Wachenheim Field. Trinity evens its record at 1-1 and the Thoroughbreds drop to 1-3 with their second loss in a row. Junior attackman Jack Stallman (Barrington, R.I.) scored three goals to lead Trinity, while classmate Jack Sharrio (Marblehead, Mass.) scored twice and added a pair of assists and six ground balls, and junior goalie David Hamilton (Williamstown, Mass.) made 17 saves for his first career victory. Cody Legeza and Brendan Halloran each scored twice for Skdimore.
Halloran scored his first goal at 13:41 to open up the scoring, but Trinity rattled off six unanswered goals, including the last by Sharrio to pull ahead, 6-1, with 35 seconds left in the opening quarter. Sharrio added two assists during the run and Stallman scored twice including the game-winner from Sharrio at the 9:27 mark. In the second stanza, Jack Curry and Legeza tallied goals to reduce the deficit to three, but Stallman, sophomore midfielder Ben MacShane (Concord, Mass.), and junior midfielder Teddy Myers (Washington, D.C.) scored three in a row to give the Bantams their largest lead of the game at 9-3 with 1:33 left in the first half. Will Lukas scored for the Thoroughbreds with seven seconds remaining before the break to make it, 9-4, after 30 minutes.
Legeza and Sharrio traded goals for both teams in the third quarter, before Skidmore mounted a comeback attempt in the fourth. Halloran scored 4:09 into the fourth quarter, and the Thoroughbreds cut their deficit to three at 10-7 on a Lukas goal with 5:35 left in the game. Hamilton made a fantastic stop against Legaza at the 4:02 mark, and Trinity immediately scored on the other end with the first of two insurance tallies by Troy Hanlon (New Vernon, N.J.). Skidmore outshot Trinity 37-31, and forced the Bantams into 22 turnovers. Trinity won the battle of the face-offs, as sophomore Scott Morgan (Grand Rapids, Mich.) won 15 of 23 opportunities and scooped a game-high seven ground balls.