WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Upset-minded Williams (0-3/0-2 NESCAC) gave #3 Trinity College (2-0/1-0 NESCAC) a battle this afternoon on the Ephs' Farley-Lamb Field before Trinity pulled away to win 15-10.
Grace O'Donnell led Trinity with five goals on six shots and it was O'Donnell's goal at 20:27 of the second half that established a Bantam lead that they would not surrender and keyed a run of five straight Trinity tallies. Also scoring for Trinity in that 5-goal spree were Sophie Berger, Jennifer Cook, Mary French, and Kiley Coffey that boosted the Trinity lead to 13-8.
At the start of the contest the host Ephs opened up a 3-1 lead on goals by Claire Fitzpatrick, Kat Fearey, and Emma Tenbarge only to see Trinity score four goals in a row to lead 5-3. Allie Barrett had two of the Bantams' four goals, while Grace O'Donnell and Kiley Coffey added one each.
Williams battled back to tie the game at six all at the half. Williams tied the game at 8 when Emma Tenbarge scored, before Trinity went on the 5-goal run that separated the Bantams from the Ephs once and for all.
Grace O'Donnell led the Bantams with five goals, while Jennifer Cook and Allie Barrett added three each for the Bantams. Cook also had three assists, while Barrett had a game-high four helpers
Trinity goalie Zoe Ferguson stopped 12 of 22 Eph shots on the day, allowing 10 goals. The Ephs' Kami Cisneros in 53:38 allowed 14 goals and recorded three saves. Ana Alvarenga played the final 6:22 in net for Williams and she allowed one goal.
The Ephs committed 15 turnovers on the day, while the Bantams turned the ball over 13 times.
"Our team played really hard and together today and they fought together," said Eph head coach Alice Lee. "We told them going into the game that this game was going to be about heads up, hustle play. Those are the little moments that build the momentum for our team. I really liked our composure on our attacks today and our ability to adapt. Defensively I liked our ability to stick with the game plan and adjust when needed. I felt everyone had little moments where they made a play to help us."
Next up for the Ephs is road game on Tuesday night at Union College that will begin at 7:00 PM.