HARTFORD, CT – Trinity College (14-2/9-1 NESCAC) defeated Williams College (5-11/2-8 NESCAC) by a score of 18-4 in Saturday's NESCAC Quarterfinal matchup.
The Ephs started out with a strong matchup against the Bantams, retaliating to a 3-3 score within the first 14 minutes of the matchup. The Ephs saw impressive goals from seniors Alyssa Maddalone and tri-captain Anne Rehfuss, with another goal by junior Jenna Chodos. They were matched by Trinity players Martha Griffin and Abby McInerney.
Trinity ran away with the ball in the remainder of the first half, scoring several goals in the last 12 minutes of the half. However, the Ephs put up a good fight, constantly running the ball on attack and defense. Sophomore Kat Fearey counted several turnovers to give the ball back to the Ephs, allowing them to continue their offensive attack before halftime.
For the second portion of the game, Trinity started on a strong foot. The Bantams scored seven goals in the first 18 minutes of the game, bringing the score to 15-3 in favor of Trinity. The Ephs never gave up, constantly pushing and challenging the Bantams defense before breaking in with a free position shot by Maddalone at 15:28 into the second half. The Ephs continued to battle and fight the Bantams before the buzzer went with a final score of 18-4, in favor of the Bantams.
The Ephs have made the NESCAC tournament for the past three out of four seasons, having advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2014. They have dedicated a lot of time and effort to this rebuilding season and are proud of their graduating seniors: Anne Rehfuss, Natalie Gill, Alyssa Maddalone, Molly Belk, and Micaela Dussel.
Williams was led by Maddalone with two goals. Rehfuss and Chodos each added one. Junior goalkeeper Margaret Draper played the first 41 minutes in the goal making nine saves.
Trinity was led by Griffin who had four goals and two assists. Sophomore Allie Barrett also had four goals for the Bantams. Sophomore goalkeeper Zoe Ferguson made one save in the first half for the Bantams.
Trinity will face Bates College on Saturday, May 7 in Hartford, Connecticut for the NESCAC Semifinals.