Trinity Men's Lacrosse Loses At Connecticut College

Brian Crowe '18 scooped a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover
Brian Crowe '18 scooped a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover

New London, Conn. – Jordan Foster scored four goals to propel the Connecticut College men’s lacrosse team to a 10-4 victory over the visiting Trinity College Bantams in New England Small Colleg Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on a cold and extremely windy Wednesday evening at Silfen Field.  Trinity drops to 3-6 overall and 0-5 in the league, while the No. 20-ranked Camels are now 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the conference.  Trinity will host NESCAC rival Hamilton on Saturday at 1 p.m. in its next game.

Connecticut College outscored Trinity, 4-0, in the opening quarter and never trailed in the contest. Foster opened the scoring at 11:48 before Kelleher set up the next two markers, which included finding freshman Charlie Bernicke on the team’s first man-up opportunity of the contest.  The Bantams sliced the deficit in half with the first two goals of the second quarter by juniors Scott Morgan (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Max Herman (San Francisco, Calif.), but Foster struck again with 2:21 on the clock to give the Camels a 5-2 lead at the break. Trinity junior Spud Dunn (McLean, Va.) fed sophomore Andrew Collins (Brookfield, Conn.) for the first goal of the second half, but Connecticut College used another 4-0 in the third and fourth quarters to pull away. 

The Bantams outshot the Camels by a 34-31 margin, but junior netminder Jameson Hill made 13 saves for the home squad. Trinity had four players score a goal and six accumulate a point, as rookie Alistair Matule (Charlestown, Mass.) assisted sophomore attackman Matt Gardiner (Potomac, Md.) for the last Bantam marker in the fourth quarter.  Morgan won all seven of the team’s faceoffs, scoring on one of them, and picked up five ground balls. Trinity senior tri-captain Woody Hamilton (Williamstown, Mass.) matched Hill with 13 saves of his own, while sophomore defender Matt Bicknese (New Vernon, N.J.) notched three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers. The Camels also scored a goal in all three special teams situations, which included getting two man-up markers and another on their only penalty of the contest. In addition, the hosts won 11 of the 18 faceoffs and had a 34-24 advantage in ground balls.