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Foster and Kelleher Lead Men’s Lacrosse to 10-4 Triumph Over Trinity

PJ Kelleher

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Junior Jordan Foster (Las Vegas, Nev.) scored four goals and classmate PJ Kelleher (Walpole, Mass.) tallied four assists to propel the Connecticut College men's lacrosse team to a 10-4 victory over Trinity on a cold and very windy Wednesday evening at Silfen Field.

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 (Shelburne, Vt.) on the team's first man-up opportunity of the contest.

The Bantams sliced the deficit in half by scoring the first two goals of the second quarter, but Foster struck again with 2:21 on the clock to give the Camels a 5-2 lead at the break. Connecticut College then used another 4-0 in the third and fourth quarters to pull away. Sophomore Maxx Trotsky (Marblehead, Mass.) capped the scoring by netting a man-down goal with 10:11 remaining in the contest.

Despite being outshot by a 34-31 margin, Connecticut College was able to come away with the victory by getting a 13-save effort from junior netminder Jameson Hill (Wilton, Conn.). 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.

Trinity (3-6, NESCAC 0-5) had four players score a goal and six accumulate a point. Scott Morgan won all seven of the team's faceoffs, which included scoring off one of them, and picked up five ground balls. Goalie Woody Hamilton made 13 saves.

Connecticut College (8-2, NESCAC 4-2), which surpassed last season's overall and conference win totals with tonight's victory, travels to Bates for a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday afternoon.