#6 Trinity College 12 Connecticut College 9 Navoni Sparks Camels in Second Half Rally

#6 Trinity College 12 Connecticut College 9 Navoni Sparks Camels in Second Half Rally

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Clare Lyne (Concord, Mass.) had three goals and two assists to lead the sixth ranked Trinity College women's lacrosse team to a 12-9 victory at Connecticut College Wednesday night. 

The Bantams improved their record to 10-1 while remaining a perfect 6-0 in the NESCAC. Fueled by the terrific play of sophomore Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.), the Camels ended the game with a 4-0 run to make it a close finish. Navoni had two goals, two assists and four draws for the Camels.

Trinity College junior Kiley Coffey (West Newbury, Mass.)  had three goals for the winning side as did classmate Allie Barrett (Concord, Mass.) Abby McInerney (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) registered two goals and two assists for the visitors. Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) made two saves in the cage for the Bantams. 

Connecticut College senior Tina Balzotti (Duxbury, Mass.) netted a team-best three goals for the Camels in the loss. Lacey Hale (Winchester, Mass.) scored twice in the contest. Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) made three saves in the opening half of action. Meg Raskin (Westwood, Mass.) stopped five shots in relief duty.

Coffey buried a free position shot for the Bantams to vault the visitors out to an 8-1 advantage with 5:46 remaining in the opening half. But with 58.9 seconds left, Balzotti was able to penetrate the Bantam defense and score to pull the Camels to within 8-2 at the break.

 

The Bantams carried the lead for the entire second half. McInerney scored on an assist from Jennifer Cook (Manhasset, N.Y.) with 11:40 remaining. But the Camels did not go away and with 6:42 to go, Hale rifled home a runner to trim the deficit to 12-6. Navoni won the ensuing draw control and sprinted straight to the cage for another Camel goal with 6:32 to play. Just 39 seconds later, Navoni netted another goal for the hosts. Hannah Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) contributed to the comeback when she rifled one home from the right side with 4:43 remaining, pulling the hosts to within 12-9. But the Camels could not get any closer. Nonetheless, their rally should provide some momentum for their upcoming home game against Bowdoin Saturday