Trinity Women's Lacrosse Clobbers St. Lawrence

Trinity Women's Lacrosse Clobbers St. Lawrence

Troy, N.Y. - Senior tri-captain midfielder Mary French (Gloucester, Mass.) and sophomore attacker Sophie Berger (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) each scored three goals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 17-3 win over the St. Lawrence University Saints in women's lacrosse action on a neutral field at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this evening.  Trinity, ranked No. 9 in the nation, improves to 6-1, while the Saints fall to 1-6 with their third setback in a row.  The Bantams will visit No. 18-ranked Bowdoin in a NESCAC contest on Saturday at noon, while St. Lawrence entertains Rochester the same day at the same time.

Trinity scored early often, taking a 9-0 lead with into the final minute of the first half.  Berger started the onslaught with a goal on free position 1:18 into the game.  Sophomore Kylie Murphy (New Canaan, Conn.) scored St. Lawrence's first goal with 14 seconds left in the first half.  The second half was equally-dominated by the Bantams, as Berger scored twice in the first five minutes after the break to make the score, 11-1.  Murphy scored again for the Saints at the 23:14 mark, but the Bantams rattled off four goals in a row to go ahead, 15-2, with 14:31 on the clock.  Trinity outscored the Saints, 2-1, over the latter half of the second stanza for a 17-3 final tally.

Sophomores Sydney Bell (Falmouth, Maine) and Kendall Milligan (Needham, Mass.) and first-year Samantha Booma (Marblehead, Mass.) joined Berger and French as multiple scorers with two goals each. Frenhc also boasted three ground balls and three draw controls, while junior defender Sarah Montalbano (Huntington, N.Y.) notched four ground balls, senior midfielder Caroline McKenna (Sandwich, Mass.) won five draw controls, and sophomore midfielder Marcella Flibotte (Cohasset, Mass.) collected a goals, two ground balls, two draw controls, and three caused turnovers.  Trinity rookie goalie Gabriella Young (Raleigh, N.C.) made nine saves and scooped three ground balls.