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Trinity Women's Lacrosse Downs Denison In Florida Spring Fling

Caroline McKenna '19 notched three draw controls
Caroline McKenna '19 notched three draw controls

Englewood, Fla. - First-year attacker Lilianna Khosrowshahi (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) had four goals, including the game-winner in the second half, to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 14-10 victory over the Denison University Big Red in Spring Fling women's lacrosse action this afternoon.  Trinity, ranked No. 9 in the nation, improves to 5-0 entering a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) at home against No. 8-ranked Tufts on Saturday at 1 p.m.  Denison falls to 2-3 and continues Spring Fling action tomorrow against Geneseo State at 5 p.m.

Trinity trailed, 7-5, at the half but opened the second stanza with a 4-0 run, including the first three in the opening five minutes by Khosrowshahi.  Her third goal gave the Bantams an 8-7 lead at the 25:04 mark of the second half, and sophomore attacker Sophie Berger (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) completed the run exactly one minute later.  The Big Red tied it at 9-all on consecutive goals by Casey McTague and Liza Farnham, but Khosrowshahi struck again with 14:03 on the clock to give Trinity the lead for good.  Berger scored again on a free-position shot at the 12:10 mark and fed first-year Ellie Kirkpatrick (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) for a goal less than a minute later.  Molly Fischer scored foe Denison to make it a two-goal game at 12-10 with 5:42 left to play, but Trinity rookie Christine Taylor (Westport, Conn.) scored from Kirkpatrick off the ensuing draw, and Bantam sophomore Olivia Weckwerth (Westborough, Mass.) scored her third goal of the game with one second left.

The Bantams had led, 3-2, 11:22 into the game on Weckwerth's second goal and 5-4 with 8:50 left before the break after the first of Berger's three tallies.  Denison closed the first half with a 3-0 run, including two on free-position shots by Fischer, to lead, 7-5, at intermission.  Berger matched Khosrowshahi with five points on three goals and two assists, while Trinity sophomore midfielder Sydney Bell (Falmouth, Maine) was stellar all-around with a goal, five draw controls, seven ground balls, and three caused turnovers.  Fischer scored four times and Kiely Noonan had a goal and two assists for Denison.  Big Red defender Jane Goodspeed collected six ground balls, five draw controls, and three caused turnovers.  Trinity first-year goalie Gabriella Young (Raleigh, N.C.) made five saves and Denison's Hannah Magarian stopped eight, while each scooped four ground balls.