Trinity Loses Tough Game, as Williams Scores Final Three

Hartford, Conn. - The visiting Williams Ephs scored the game's final three goals to steal a 9-8 victory from the Trinity College Bantams in NESCAC action this afternoon on Jessee/Miller Field. Trinity, playing its home opener, drops to 0-2 overall and in the NESCAC, while Williams improves to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.

Jack Lauroesch scored two of his five goals in a 1:49 span in the fourth quarter, after Trinity junior attackman Matt Hauck (Ridgewood, N.J.) had given the Bantams an 8-6 lead with his third goal of the game from sophomore attackman Seth Bird (Concord, Mass.) in the opening minute of the final stanza.

Lauroesch brought Williams to within a goal at 8-7 with 11:33 left in the fourth on an unassisted tally and converted on a feed by Michael Fahey during a man-up opportunity with 9:44 on the clock to tie the game at 8-8. Conor Roddy netted the clincher with 8:02 left in the game, and Williams goalie Dan Whittam saved the lone Trinity shot of the final 14:19 of the game, taken by Bird, to preserve the win for the Ephs.

Trinity had opened the scoring on a goal by sophomore attackman Mike Lofrese (Stewart Manor, N.Y.) with 5:48 left in the first quarter, but Williams rattled off three in a row including two by Lauroesch in a 2:44 span before Bantam senior tri-captain midfielder Terence Olsen (Avon, Conn.) scored unassisted with 2:25 left on the clock to make the score, 3-2, at the end of the first.

Trinity junior attackman Jeff Rautiola (Acton, Mass.) scored the lone goal of the second quarter on a feed by Hauck, and the game remained tied at 3-3 for almost 13 minutes until Joe Kinney scored for Williams 4:42 into the third frame.

Hauck caught fire for Trinity late in the third quarter, as he assisted junior attackman Jack Castelli (Huntington, N.Y.) on a game-tying goal with 7:12 left and scored twice to put the Bantams ahead, 6-4, with 3:26 remaining in the third. Lauroesch and Bantam junior attackman Ben Preston (Darien, Conn.) traded tallies inside of the three-minute mark of the third, but Riley Hoffman netted the final goal of the third with 2:09 on the clock to bring Williams to within one entering the fourth.

Junior goalie Mickey Zaverucha (Duxbury, Mass.) was stellar in the Bantam goal with 24 saves, while senior tri-captain defenseman William Naughton (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) totaled four ground balls and two caused turnovers, and first-year defenseman J.R. Mastro (Bedford Hills, N.Y.) added three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Whittam finished with six saves for the Ephs, while David Lee was 15 for 20 on face-offs with a game-high nine ground balls. Williams held a 54-20 shooting edge and had 33 ground balls to 21 for the Bantams.


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