Trinity Men's Lacrosse Loses At Wesleyan

Harrison Ike '22
Harrison Ike '22

Middletown, Conn. – Ronan Jacoby had five goals and an assist to lead the Wesleyan University Cardinals to a 21-6 victory over the visiting Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action on a cold, rainy Tuesday afternoon at Citrin Field.  Trinity falls to 8-4 overall and 3-4 in the NESCAC with its first loss in five games, while the No. 4-ranked Cardinals improve to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the league with their second win in a row.  Trinity visits NESCAC rival Middlebury in its next game on Saturday at 2 p.m.  Wesleyan plays at Bowdoin on Saturday at 1 p.m.  Trinity was led by senior captain John Caraviello (Wellesley, Mass.) and sophomore Drew Kozub (Hopkinton, Mass.) with two goals each. 

The Cardinals jumped out to a 3-0 lead, as Jacoby scored the first two goals of the game in the first four minutes.  Trinity got on the board at the 4:21 mark to cut the deficit to two on Caraviello's first goal, and neither team scored for the rest of the first quarter.  Wesleyan pulled away in the second quarter. beginning with a goal by Matt Chase just 45 seconds after the first faceoff that ignited a 4-0 run.  Caraviello again snapped the Wesleyan streak with a shot inside the right post, but Wesleyan responded less than a minute to start a 6-0 spurt to close the first half.

The Cardinals extended their lead in the second half, outscoring Trinity 8-1 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.  Trinity senior Greg Barletta (Dedham, Mass.) recorded eight ground balls and made 11 saves between the posts, and Bantam junior Will Hay (New York, N.Y.) caused three turnovers.  Wesleyan outshot the Bantams 50-44 and went 2-for-5 on man-up opportunities, while Trinity was 0-for-5.