Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women's basketball team, led by Head Coach Emily Garner (3rd season), has announced its schedule for the 2018-19 season. In total, the Bantams will take to the court 24 times, highlighted by 12 contests in front of their home crowd inside Oosting Gymnasium and a pair of trips to early season tournaments.
Coming off a successful winter with its first trip to the post-season since 2014 after finishing the regular season with a 15-9 overall record, Trinity will open the season at home on November 16 versus Mitchell as part of the Trinity College Tip-Off Tournament, also featuring Eastern Connecticut State and Roger Williams. The Bantams will face either the Warriors or the Hawks the following day (11/17) before traveling to neighboring St. Joseph (Conn.) on November 25. The squad closes out the first month of the regular season on November 26, at home, versus Gordon College.
In December, Trinity will host Coast Guard (12/3) and Connecticut College (12/8) with a road trip to Johnson and Wales (12/5) mixed in between. After an extended break for the holiday season, the team picks things back up on December 28 when it travels to Lehman College for the CUNYAC Coaches v. Cancer Tournament where they will face DeSales first before either Lehman or Wisconsin-Platteville on December 29. Trinity caps off the calendar year with a New Year's Eve matchup in Yonkers versus Sarah Lawrence College at noon.
The Bantams open 2019 with back-to-back home NESCAC matchups, versus Amherst (1/4) and Hamilton (1/5), before hitting the road for three-straight games. The first comes at Bowdoin (1/11) before a January 13 conference battle at Colby. The team heads to Western New England on January 16 before returning to Hartford for a five game homestand. Massachusetts College comes to Oosting on January 18 before St. Joseph's (L.I.) (1/19), Williams (1/25), Middlebury (1/27) and finally Wesleyan on February 1.
After playing the Cardinals on the first of the month, Trinity wraps up the regular season on the road with NESCAC contests at Connecticut College (2/3), at Bates (2/8) and at Tufts (2/10). The NESCAC Championship Tournament is scheduled to begin this winter on February 16, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament which begins on March 1.
During the year, the team will face four teams (Amherst, Tufts, Bowdoin and Stevens) that appeared in the 2017-18 Division III NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.