Women's Soccer Weekly Preview

Women's Soccer Weekly Preview

THIS WEEK: The Trinity College women's soccer team went 1-0-1 last week, with a victory over Eastern Connecticut State and a tie versus Connecticut College, to improve to 5-6-3 on the year. This week, the Bantams conclude the regular season with a pivotal match on the road at Amherst on Wednesday night before the seeding for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Tournament, which begins on Saturday, is announced.

MATCH-UPS:
Trinity (5-6-3) at Amherst (11-2-1)
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 PM
Gooding Field 
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Amherst Series History: Trinity is 15-17-7 all-time versus the Mammoths since the two sides first played in 1980.
 
Recent history against the Mammoths: Trinity came away with a 1-0 victory over Amherst thanks to a sixth minute goal from Tricia Pollock. The Bantam defense kept the Mammoths off the board for the rest of the way for the fourth shutout of the year.
 
WEEKLY NOTES:

- Sophomore Taylor O'Connor leads the conference with 105 saves after totaling 18 last week. She is also eighth with a .847 save percentage while Trinity also leads the conference as a team in total saves with 112, 28 more than the next highest total. The Bantams are also tied for the league lead with 27 assists. 

- Junior Katie Marlow-Benedick scored the Bantams' goal in a 1-1 tie with Connecticut College and assisted on the first goal in the 2-1 victory over Eastern Connecticut for a three point week. She leads the team with 11 points this season on four goals and three assists.

- Rookie Duun O'Hara also tallied three points last week, scoring Trinity's first goal in the team's 2-1 victory over ECSU and assisting on the lone goal in the team's 1-1 tie versus Conn College. O'Hara is third on the team with three goals this fall, one of eight Bantams who has tallied multiple scores. 

- Junior Amelia Kroschwitz ranks second (tied) in the NESCAC in assists with five. Kroschwitz, along with Marlow-Benedick, O'Hara, Colleen Lux, Olga Koszykowska, Whitney Hoban, Cami Beath and Tricia Pollock, has found the back of the net multiple times this year. Pollock is tied for the team lead with four goals. 

- Amherst comes into Tuesday's game as the No. 3-ranked team in New England and the No. 11-ranked team in the country. Despite Amherst owning the all-time record advantage, Trinity is 5-2 against Amherst in the last five years, dating back to the fall of 2013.