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Trinity Women's Lacrosse Sinks Skidmore With Strong Second Stanza

Trinity Women's Lacrosse Sinks Skidmore With Strong Second Stanza

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams used a strong second-half to upend the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds, 15-8, in women's lacrosse action on a cold and windy afternoon at Wachenheim Field.  The Bantams, ranked No. 9 in the nation, scored eight of 11 goals in the second half to win their home opener, while Skidmore drops to 1-1.  Sophomore attacker Sophie Berger (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) had three goals and three assists, while first-year attacker Lilianna Khosrowshahi (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) notched four goals and two assist in her collegiate debut for the Bantams.  Trinity opens New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play on Saturday, March 9 against Williams at 1 p.m. in its home opener.  The Thoroughbreds play Westfield State on Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m. in Florida.

Trinity trailed, 5-3, with 10:19 left in the first half, but scored four unanswered goals and never trailed the rest of the way.  Khosrowshahi fed fellow rookie Samantha Booma (Marblehead, Mass.) to start the run, while Berger scored unassisted to tie the game at 5-all at the 3:49 mark.  Sophomore midfielder Marcella Flibotte (Cohasset, Mass.) converted on a pass from classmate Kendall Milligan (Needham, Mass.) to give Trinity a 6-5 lead with 25 seconds on the clock, and Milligan closed the opening stanza with a goal of her own. Skidmore's Natalie LaBeau opened the half with a pair of goals to tie the game at seven, but Trinity turned up the defensive pressure up in the final 20 minutes and scored seven of the game's final eight goals.  Berger assisted Khosrowshahi on the go-ahead tally with 19:50 on the clock and the teams exchanged goals before Bantam senior midfielder Mary French (Gloucester, Mass.) scored on a free position to ignite the game-ending 5-0 run.

In addition to six points apiece by Berger and Khosrowshahi, Milligan had two goals and two assists, and French, Booma, and Filbotte each scored twice. Bantam first-year goalie Gabriella Young (Raleigh, N.C.) made eight saves in her collegiate debut, and senior tri-captain Jen Durocher (Longmeadow, Mass.) paced the defenders with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.  Trinity outshot Skidmore by a 39-22 margin and won the draw control battle, 16-8, including a game-high four by Filbotte.  LaBeau led Skidmore with a pair of goals and assists for four points. Caroline Kenlon had a stellar effort in net despite the loss, keeping Skidmore in the game with 16 saves. She also added 10 ground balls and stopped 6-of-8 free position shots.