Thunder Drop Home Opener to Tigers

ANGOLA, Ind. - In their first home game of the year, Trine University fell to DePauw University, 17-6.

Trine (0-2) fell behind early as DePauw scored the first three goals of the game, each of which came a minute apart. Freshman Anne Mammel (Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh) got the Thunder on the board with her first collegiate goal at 24:47 of the opening half.

The Tigers would then score six straight goals to take a 9-1 lead. Senior Lauren Hood (Austintown, Ohio/Mineral Ridge) would close out the half with her first goal of the season on an assist from fellow senior Emily Canepa (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) with 5:57 to go.

Trailing 9-2 at the half, the Thunder came out with some fire as Canepa netted the first goal 2:17 into the second half. Just 12 seconds later through, the Tigers would answer back with a goal of their own as they would once again score six consecutive goals.

Mammel would end the Tiger's streak as she netted her second goal of the game for Trine with 9:20 to play. After two more DePauw goals, Canepa scored her second of the game with 4:02 remaining in the game. Freshman Bronti Belanger (Haslett, Mich./Haslett) rounded out the scoring as she scored her fifth goal of the season with 1:40 to go.

Trine sophomore goalie Grace Garrett (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) made 14 saves on the day, 11 of which came in the first half. Garrett also led the Thunder with a game-high five groundballs while causing two turnovers. Canepa tied a game-high with four draw controls while leading Trine with three caused turnovers and also picking up three groundballs. Belanger also nabbed three groundballs on the day.

For the day, DePauw out-shot the Thunder 42-20. The Tigers also held a 29-21 advantage on groundballs and 14-11 on draw controls. Trine had a tough day clearing the ball as they converted on 8 of 27 chances while DePauw was able to successfully clear 12 of 17 chances.

Trine will return to action on March 30 when they travel to Wilmington College for a 4:00 p.m. game.


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