W. Lax takes loss at Trinity

Colby Women’s Lacrosse went to battle against Trinity last weekend in Hartford, Connecticut in a highly anticipated matchup. The Mules came into the game ranked 11th in the nation, but the second-ranked Bantams were certainly a tall order for the promising team. Unfortunately, Trinity proved to be too much for the Mules, who fell 13-3. Trinity came out shooting to start the game and went up three goals in the first ten minutes. The Mules kept it close, following the Bantam’s barrage with two goals of their own. Kendall Smith ’18 and Dana Swaffield ’16 helped the Mules get back in the game by scoring a goal each, leaving Colby behind by one goal with less than ten minutes remaining in the first half. The pressure built as the Mules looked poised to keep pressure on Trinity, but the Bantams rebounded quickly and scored four consecutive clutch goals before the break to take a commanding lead.

Unfortunately, Trinity took the reins and ran up the scoreboard in the second half by netting six goals. Swaffield scored her second goal of the contest late in the game, but  the Mules still lost badly by a score of 13-3. Izzy Scribano ’19  was strong in goal for her team and posted nine saves on the day, and Sarah Evans ’16 rotated in during the final moments of the blowout. Co-Captain Emma Marjollet ’16 explained her feelings on the match:  “Saturday’s result was an unfortunate turnout. It was uncharacteristic of our team and we are committed to working to ensure that it won’t happen again.” The loss comes after a big victory against 13th-ranked Hamilton last week, when the Mules were able to come back and win after being down 6-3  and starting the season ranked 15th nationwide in Division III.

Colby looks ahead to a NESCAC clash this Friday against the tenth-ranked Jumbos from Tufts University in what could be the bounce-back the team needs. The Mules are optimistic to start their season with ninth-year Head Coach Karen Henning leading a team returning ten of last year’s 12 top scorers, along with plenty of depth on the bench and young talent. The team underperformed last year and posted a misleading record of 10-6, but they should be able to compete in a hyper-competitive league stacked with eight teams in the nationwide top-20 this year. Every game is extremely competitive in the NESCAC, but the Mules should be near the top of the standings this year. The season continues against Tufts at 7:00 P.M. in the first home game for Colby Women’s Lacrosse. The game is available via webcast from the Colby Athletics website.

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