Trinity (CT) Downs Lacrosse In Non-Conference Contest

Trinity (CT) Downs Lacrosse In Non-Conference Contest

HARTFORD, Conn. – Regionally-ranked Trinity College (CT) held UMass Boston to just three goals for the entire contest as the Bantams earned a 20-3 win over the Beacons Wednesday evening at Jessee/Miller Field.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 3, Trinity College (CT) 20

UMass Boston (1-5)
Trinity College (4-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Jack O'Brien (East Longmeadow, Mass.), Conor Lenfest (Waltham, Mass.), and Donny Bickford (Braintree, Mass.) each recorded a goal in the Beacons loss, while Cameron Dixson (Wayland, Mass.) had another strong showing in goal with his 18 saves.

Ben Knaus led Trinity's attack with a game-high six points as he finished with three goals and three assists.  The Bantams featured three goalies, with Greg Barletta earning the victory after making just three saves.

Chris Palin (West Bridgewater, Mass.) led the Beacons in the ground ball category with five.  Jeremy Girard tallied two of the team's nine caused turnovers and had two ground balls and an assist.

Trinity quickly took control of Wednesday's contest as they jumped out to a commanding 8-0 lead through the first 15 minutes of play.  They then tacked on another six, while holding the Beacons to just one score before halftime.

After the intermission, UMB looked to pull-off the comeback as they netted the first goal of the third stanza.  However, that would be the only goal for UMB's attack, while the Bantams added three more to their cause.  The fourth quarter would prove to be the same as the third as Trinity earned the win.

The Bantams dominated the face-off dot as they won 21 of the 27 face-off attempts.  They also dominated the shots (68-17) and ground ball (51-23) as well.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Wednesday's contest marked the first-ever meeting between the Beacons and Bantams
  • With his performance, Dixson has now recorded 18 or more stops three times this season
  • The three goals scored marked the fewest by the Beacons this season

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Keene State College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. Little East Conference game.