No. 6 Trinity Holds No. 7 Colby in Battle of Unbeatens

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Trinity College won the battle of unbeatens and top 10 teams with Colby College by holding off the Mules on their home field for an 8-7 New England Small College Athletic Conference women's lacrosse win Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

Trinity (4-0 overall, 3-0 NESCAC) led 5-1 at halftime, but the seventh-ranked and two-time defending NESCAC champion Mules battled all the way back and tied the game at 7-7 when Tess Petesch (Rockville, Md.) scored with 7:53 left in the game off an assist from Lucy Gerrity (Cumberland, Maine).

The Bantams, though, received the game-winning goal from Megan Leonhard (Summit, N.J.) with 5:36 to play off a pass from Sarah Remes (Silver Spring, Md.). Trinity, ranked sixth nationally, spent a good deal of the final five minutes of regulation killing time in a stall.

Liz Bruno (Andover, Mass.) had a big all-around game for the Bantams with one goal, a game-high six caused turnovers, and four groundballs. Remes had two goals and one assist, Rachel Romanowsky (Hampstead, N.H.) also had two goals, while Kristin Phelps (Sudbury, Mass.) had one goal and one assist.

Petesch had two goals and one assist to lead the Mules (6-1, 2-1). Gerrity added one goal and one assist, while Amy Campbell dished two assists.

Romanowsky scored two goals in the first 2:35 of the game as Trinity opened up a 5-1 lead at intermission. The Bantams still led 7-3 when Colby started its comeback with four straight goals. The Mules had three goals in a span of 7:48 to cut the lead to 7-6 with 14:37 to play.

Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, Conn.) stopped seven shots for Trinity, while Sarah Warnke finished with 11 saves for Colby.


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