Ephs Men's Lacrosse Falls to Trinity

By Dick QuinnWilliams Sports Info
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HARTFORD, Conn. — After tying the game at 1-1 at 9:24 of the first quarter on an unassisted tally by senior attack Sam Hargrove, Williams College surrendered five unanswered goals to fall behind 6-1, and eventually fell to Trinity 14-6.

The win boosted Trinity to 1-2 on the year and 1-0 in NESCAC, while the Ephs are 0-2 on the year and 0-2 in NESCAC.

Eph first-year midfielder Steven Kiesel broke the Trinity five-goal run with a score at 3:07 of the second quarter off a feed from junior midfielder Will Stewart and the Ephs went into the halftime break down four goals, 6-2. Trinity proceeded to out score Williams 8-4 in the second half to secure the win.

The second of Will Stewart's unassisted goals in the third quarter brought the Ephs the closest they would get since the first half scoring out burst by the Bantams down three, 7-4, but Trinity's Rob Nogueras scored the game's next four goals to put the game out of reach

Will Stewart scored his third unassisted goal of the day at 7:04 of the fourth quarter and the final Eph tally came from first year attack Andy Grabowski with sophomore Stephen Upton getting credit for the assist at 5:24. Stewart registered a team-high four points in the contest on three goals and an assist.

Turnovers hurt the Ephs throughout as they committed 17 more than Trinity, 31-14.

"We got off to another slow start and the turnovers klled us," Eph head coach George McCormack said. "We learned the hard lesson today of needing to value our possessions and taking better care of the ball. We'll turn the page on this one and get excited about playing Skidmore on Tuesday."

On the day Trinity outshot the Ephs by 26, 49-23, and the Bantams also led in shots on goal with 34 to the Ephs' 12.

Trinity goalie Peter Johnson went the distance to collect the win making six saves and allowing six goals. Eph first-year goalie Sean Dougherty made 20 saves and allowed 14 goals in his intercollegiate debut.

Trinity collected 30 ground balls, while the Ephs picked up 25.

Next up for the Ephs is a home game on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. on Lamb Field when they will host the Thoroughbreds of Skidmore College.
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