Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's lacrosse senior attacker Ben Knaus (Ross, Calif.) set the program's record for most assists in a single game to help lead the way for the Bantams in a dominant, 22-6 victory over The College of Wooster on Wednesday night at Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford. The Bantams improve to 2-1 on the year while the Fighting Scots fall to 0-5. Trinity picks things back up on Saturday for a 1 p.m. New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) battle versus No. 13-ranked Bates. The Bantams, who finished with 36 points on 22 goals and 14 assists, tied the all-time program record for most points in a game and also broke the previous goal mark of 21, set back in 2007.
Trinity cruised to the 16-point victory as Knaus finished with a game-high 10 points on two goals and eight assists. His eight assists sets the new college record for most in a single game, shattering the previous mark of six, originally set in 1997. Sophomore Drew Kozub (Hopkinton, Mass.) and rookie Connor McCulloch (Alexandria, Va.) tied the team-lead with three goals apiece while senior captain Teddy Myers (Washington, D.C.) and first-year Luke Valentino (Little Silver, N.J.) added a pair of goals each as well.
Bantam senior Scott Morgan (East Grand Rapids, Mich.) continued his dominance at the faceoff circle, coming away with 22-of-25 faceoffs. Morgan finished with a game-high 17 ground balls. Sophomore Liam Fitzgerald (Skillman, N.J.) and junior Jake Mores (Parkland, Fla.) were also perfect at the center for Trinity, combining for six faceoff wins which made 28 total for the Bantams, a new program record. Sophomore goalie Brady Burke (Duxbury, Mass.) made eight saves to pick up his second win of the season between the pipes.
Wooster was led by Ted Wells (Manlius, N.Y.) who scored twice while Shaun Pierce (North Attleboro, Mass.) tallied a goal and an assist for two points. The Scots finished with just 27 shots while Trinity recorded 55, just three shy of the most in program history for a single game.