Hartford, Conn. – Freshman Delaney Markham (Winchester, Mass.) scored her first two goals in a Trinity uniform on Saturday afternoon, helping the women’s soccer team take down Wesleyan on Homecoming, 2-1. The game also served as senior day, as the Bantams (6-6-2) honored Kelly Crawford (Montclair, N.J.), Elizabeth Dognazzi (Hyde Park, Mass.), Olga Koszykowska (New Britain, Conn.), Ally Lansbury (Brookline, Mass.). Kelly Lucas (Ludlow, Mass.), Katie Marlow-Benedick (Weston, Mass.), Rhone O’Hara (Woodstock, Conn.), and Tricia Pollock (Danvers, Mass.) on their careers in a navy-and-gold uniform.
Sophomore Jennifer Stuart (Newburyport, Mass.) played outstanding between the pipes for the Bantams, making eight stops — including six in the second half — to earn the win.
It took the Bantams just 10 minutes to open the scoring, taking an early lead on its home turf. Trinity’s first corner of the afternoon was taken by Pollock; the ball was directed off the goalkeeper’s glove and onto the foot of freshman Delaney Markham (Winchester, Mass.) who one-timed it into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal.
Not two minutes later, the Bantams converted on its second corner kick in the same exact fashion — Pollock bent it in, and a deflection off the keeper set up Markham, who made no mistake on her second shot of the day to double the lead.
Wesleyan stormed back, cutting the lead in half less than a minute later. Freshman Grace Devanny (Concord, N.H.) beat a defender near midfield and turned on the jets, spearheading a Cardinal counter; she worked a low ball into the 18-yard box, where classmate Kate Hausladen (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) collected the pass and ripped it past the outstretched hands of sophomore Jennifer Stuart’s (Newburyport, Mass.) gloves.
An empty-scoring second half gave Trinity a huge win over the Cardinals, despite a valiant effort from the visitors. Wesleyan finished the contest with 21 shots total, seeing nine on frame while knocking the post three times and sailing a penalty kick late in the second half.
Trinity will play host to Amherst on Tuesday, October 29th, in its final game of the season. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.