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No. 9 Trinity downs women's lacrosse

Briana Gross '11 notched two assists.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Sophomore Rachel Romanowsky scored four times to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 13-5 win over the visiting Bates College Bobcats in NESCAC women’s lacrosse action this afternoon in a steady rain on Sheppard Field.  Trinity, ranked No. 9 in the nation, improves to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the NESCAC with its second win in a row, while the Bobcats fall to 7-5 overall and 3-4 in the league with their first loss in three games.

Trinity scored three straight goals over the first 4:35 of the second half to take a 5-2 lead, and outscored Bates, 7-0, over the final 17:49 of the game after the Bobcats had pulled to within one on a goal by senior co-captain midfielder Caroline Thomas (Barrington, R.I.).  Romanowsky converted a free position 3:44 into the second stanza to begin the 3-0 spurt, and junior midfielder Sarah Remes did the same to ignite the 7-0 run that put the game out of reach. Thomas's goal was her 39th this season, a new career-high total.

Bates used the combination of solid defense and goalkeeping and a patient offense to secure a 2-2 tie at the break.  Bobcat junior attacker Molly Radis (Peaks Island, Maine) opened the scoring 9:10 into the game, but Trinity answered with back-to-back goals by junior attacker Jenn Calver and Romanowsky.  Bates junior attacker Molly Dilworth (Yarmouth, Maine) scored with 2:31 left in the first half to knot the game.

Trinity sophomore midfielder Alisen Urquhart contributed two goals and one assist, while Calver and senior Lauren Peck each scored twice.  Peck also paced Trinity with six ground balls, while freshman goalie Gina Dinallo made five saves in the Bantam goal.  Trinity outshot Bates, 38-14, and won 14 out of 19 draw controls.  Sophomore midfielder Brianna Gross (Andover, Mass.) tallied a pair of assists and sophomore Mara Krueger (St. Louis, Mo.) made 11 stops in goal for the Bobcats.

STATS: Trinity 13, Bates 5