Trinity Tops Colby in NESCAC Battle

Hartford, Conn. - Senior tri-captain attackman Rob Nogueras (Parkland, Fla.) and classmate Matt Cohen (East Lyme, Conn.) scored three times each to lead the Trinity Bantams to an 11-8 victory over the visiting Colby Mules in NESCAC action this afternoon on Jessee/Miller Field.

Trinity improves to 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the league with its second win in as many days, while Colby falls to 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the NESCAC.

Trinity junior midfielder Terence Olsen (Avon, Conn.) scored the lone goal of the first eight minutes, before Colby senior Ian Deveau (Portsmouth, R.I.) equalized at the 6:38 mark of the first quarter. Bantam junior Chase Growney (Berwyn, Pa.) netted back-to-back goals 48 seconds apart over the next minute to give Trinity the lead for good after the first stanza. Derek Youngman (Cohasset, Mass.) scored the Mules 3:53 into the second quarter, but Trinity answered with a 6-0 run over the next 22 minutes including two goals apiece by Cohen and Nogueras.

Colby cut the deficit to 9-4 after late third quarter goals by Youngman and first-year Jack Bratches (New Canaan, Conn.). Nogueras closed the third quarter with a goal, converting on the third assist of the game for sophomore attackman Matt Hauck (Ridgewood, N.J.) who also scored a goal. Cohen opened the fourth quarter with another goal to make the score, 11-4, before the Mules scored the final four goals of the game to account for the 11-8 final tally.

Sophomore goalie Makar Zaverucha (Duxbury, Mass.) made 12 saves in goal for Trinity, while Colby Tyler Will (Woodbury, N.Y.) made 13 saves for the Mules. Bantam first-year Michael McQuiston (Greenwich, Conn.) scooped a team-high five ground balls, while classmate Clay Richard (Medfield, Mass.) was 6 for 10 on face-offs, and senior tri-captain middie Drew Grombala (Cincinnati, Ohio) notched two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Colby sophomore defenseman Peter Willauer (Duxbury, Mass.) scooped a game-high eight ground balls to go with two caused turnovers, while freshman Max Eberhart (Rye Beach, N.H.) was 11 for 20 on face-offs. John Jennings (Danvers, Mass.) had a goal and two assist for Colby.


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