ANTHONY ZUCARO ’16
The Trinity College Women’s Soccer Team had an excellent week as they defeated both Manhattanville and Bowdoin in 1-0 bouts. These two wins have given the women a two game winning streak and have improved their overall record to an impressive 8-2.
The Manhattanville game was mostly scoreless. This was due in part to the Trinity defense, which was able to limit Manhattanville to just four shots. Trinity’s offense was also able to muster a strong pressure game, which outmatched Manhattanville with 20 shots on goal. However, the first half was a low scoring affair, with both teams only having one shot on net.
Sophomore back Laura Nee ’18 almost scored on a long distance shot in the 13th minute, but she could not convert it. In the second half Nee almost scored again in the 55th minute, but it would be first year Caroline McKenna ’19 that would score the game winning goal off a corner kick within the 83rd minute.
Trinity’s game against Bowdoin would prove to be similar to Wednesday’s game. The Bears dominated the first half on the offensive end, but DiFiori was able to save nine shots on target to record another career shutout. However, Trinity’s offense picked things up in the second half putting up 10 shots. Like the Manhattanville game, it would be McKenna who ended the game off of an assist from junior midfielder Kendra Lena ’17 in the 81st minute. Despite a few last attempts by the Bears to score in the closing minutes of the game, defender Sarah Connors ’18 was able to shut the Polar Bears down for good despite the Trinity defense being outnumbered on the drive.
Overall, the Bantams have dominated their opponents so far, as they remain undefeated agaisnt non-conference teams, and 4-2 in the NESCAC, putting them in second place in the conference, giving them high playoff hopes. The women will have two away games this week, first against Eastern Connecticut State on Wednesday Oct. 14 and Middlebury on Saturday Oct. 17.
ANTHONY ZUCARO ’16