Waterville, Maine – The visiting Trinity College Bantams dropped a 13-6 decision against the Colby College Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's lacrosse action this afternoon. Trinity, ranked No. 12 in the nation, falls to 9-5 overall and 4-5 in the NESCAC, while the No. 16-ranked Mules improve to 8-5 overall and 4-5 in the league with their first win in four games. Trinity closes the 2019 regular season on Wednesday with a conference contest at 6 p.m. at No. 11-ranked Amherst, and Colby ends its regular season against No. 22-ranked NESCAC rival Bates on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. First-year attacker Christine Taylor (Westport, Conn.) paced the Bantams with two goals.
Trinity senior tri-captain midfielder Mary French (Gloucester, Mass.) scored just over a minute into the game, but Colby rattled off the next six goals and maintained at least a four-goal cushion the rest of the game. Robyn Pirie scored twice for the Mules during the run. Trinity sophomore midfielder Sydney Bell (Falmouth, Maine) ended a 21:55 scoring drought for the visitors with 6:58 left in the first half, but Pirie scored again for Colby and assisted Grace Langmuir on the last goal before the break to give the Mules an 8-2 lead. Trinity junior midfielder Annie Lyman (Excelsior, Minn.) opened the second half with a goal just 40 seconds after the break, but the Mules responded with four goals in a row over a seven-minute span to take their largest lead of the game at 12-3 with 14:31 remaining. Taylor scored twice and sophomore attacker Kendall Milligan (Needham, Mass.), as the Bantams outscored Colby, 3-1 in the final 14 minutes.
Bell and Milligan each joined Taylor as multiple scorers for Trinity with a goal and an assist apiece, while Milligan also caused three turnovers. Bantam sophomore Alex Wahlstrom (Savannah, Ga.) won a team-high four draw controls, while rookie goalies Addison Newsome (Winnetka, Ill.) and Gabriella Young (Raleigh, N.C.) split the game and Newsome made all four of Trinity's saves. Pirie finished with four goals and two assists, while Emma Banks had three goals and one assist, and Langmuir scored twice. McGara DeWan won a game-high five draws and Emily Podgomi made four saves for the Mules. Trinity was 0-for-5 on free positions, while Colby was 3-for-6. The Mules outshot the Bantams, 26-19, and won 12 of 20 draws.