Trinity Women's Lacrosse Wins At Williams With Strong Second Half

Zoe Ferguson '18 made 12 saves
Zoe Ferguson '18 made 12 saves

Hartford, Conn. - Senior attacker Grace O'Donnell (Yarmouth, Maine) scored five goals, including the game-winner in the second half, to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 15-10 win over the Williams College Ephs in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's lacrosse action this afternoon at Farley-Lamb Field.  Trinity, ranked No. 3 in the nation, improves to 2-0 with the win in its first conference game of the year.  The Ephs fall to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the league.

O’Donnell’s goal at 20:27 of the second half keyed a run of five straight Trinity tallies that turned an 8-all tie into a 13-8 Bantam lead with 12:58 left to play. Trinity first-year attacker Sophie Berger (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) had a goal and an assist during the run.  O'Donnell scored twice in the final 6:22 to keep Trinity's advantage at four goals or more the rest of the way.

The Ephs opened up a 3-1 lead on goals by Claire Fitzpatrick, Kat Fearey, and Emma Tenbarge only to see Trinity score four goals in a row to lead 5-3.  Senior tri-captain midfielder Allie Barrett (Concord, Mass.) had two of the four Bantam tallies.  Williams battled back and took a 6-5 lead with two minutes left before halftime, but Barrett fed O'Donnell for a score with 20 seconds on the clock to tie the score at 6-6 heading into the break.  Tenbarge scored again out of intermission, giving the home a 7-6 lead on a free-position shot, but Barrett and fellow senior Jenny Cook (Manhasset, N.Y.) answered with consecutive Trinity goals to give the lead back to the Bantams at 8-7 just over eight minutes into the second stanza.  Tenbarge scored yet again to tie the contest for the fifth and final time at 8-8 just 35 seconds later.

Trinity senior tri-captain goalie Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) stopped 12 shots, as the Ephs finished with a 26-to-20 shooting advantage, but two Williams' goalkeepers combined to allow the ball past them on 15 of Trinity's 18 shots-on-goal.  Barrett and Cook had three goals apiece for Trinity, while Barrett also had one assist and a game-high six draw controls.  Tenbarge scored five time for the Ephs.