Springfield, Mass. - Seniors Kiley Coffey (West Newbury, Mass.) and Jenny Cook (Manhasset, N.Y.) scored three goals each to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 16-7 win over the Springfield College Pride in women's lacrosse action this evening at Stagg Field. Trinity, ranked No. 9 in the nation, improves to 5-2 and the Pride falls to 5-4. Trinity, which fell behind early, 2-0, held a shot advantage of 31-24 and secured 18 ground balls. Springfield had a slight draw advantage 14-12. Senior tri-captain goalkeeper Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) had 10 saves and Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) recorded 12 saves for the Pride. Trinity will play No. 15-ranked Cortland State on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in its next game.
Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) and Kayla Schroeher (Riverhead, N.Y.) scored on free-position shots to give Springfield a 2-0 advantage at the 27:30 mark. From there, Trinity rattled off nine unanswered goals over a 21-minute span, making it 9-2 including all three goals by Coffey and Cook. Springfeld finally broke through again with 1:11 left in the stanza when Ann Mahoney (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) pumped home a free-position strike to make it 9-3 going into the half.
Starting the second half, rookie Kendall Milligan (Needham, Mass.) scored on a free position shot to increase the Bantams lead to 10-3. On the very next possession, Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.) scored on an assist from Kristen Steidler (Somers, Conn.) at the 27:17 mark to keep the game to a six-goal margin. However, the Bantams struck right back with four consecutive goals, two coming from first-year attacker Sophie Berger (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), to balloon its lead to 14-4 with 16:02 to play. Springfield came as close as eight, off a goal from Amanda Nusbaum(Conway, N.H.) with 8:08 on the clock, only to have Trinity net in two of the final three goals, sealing the 16-7 victory over the Pride.