Annika Dyczkowski ’25
Last weekend, Saturday, Oct. 21, brought strenuous competition for Bantam Sports. This weekend’s recap will summarize all competition away against Williams College, as well as a match by the volleyball team played at home. For more on the women’s cross-country team, look to the following article for an interview with the team’s captain.
The women’s soccer team faced an unfortunate loss against the Ephs, battling until the last minute for a 3-1 final. The Bantams were able to strike first with only 20 minutes of play left, when a long shot from Lexi Hasbrouck ’24 resulted in a collision between the Ephs goaltender and defender, leaving just enough time for Elena Lindonen ’26 to tee-up Emma Almoney ’27 for a goal on an empty net. In a race against the clock, the Ephs were able to find the back of the net in a series of cross passes all succeeding in a 15-minute span. The Bantams’ next game is this Tuesday, Oct. 24 away at Amherst College at 6 p.m.
The men’s soccer team had a similar fate, falling 2-0 to Williams. The score was 1-0 heading into halftime, when with 13:36 left in the first half the Ephs took a shot inside the box to put them on top. With less than 10 minutes of play, the Ephs added an insurance goal; play started with their keeper passing up field to an Ephs forward who finished with a shot past Trinity keeper Nate Dyott ’26. Dyott made three saves for Trinity, while the Ephs keeper made two. The Bantams next game is also away at Amherst on Tuesday, following the women’s game.
Volleyball competed closely against Smith at home in five sets falling in the final one. Each set was close, with the largest margin of difference being 11 in the second set (14-25 Smith) and the average point difference being four points. Some individual leaders of the game include Caroline Howell ’26 with two aces, four blocks and six digs, Scarlett Jago ’27 with two assists and 17 digs and Julia Torre ’25 with one assist and 10 digs. The team’s next match is home vs. Western Connecticut State on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. for their senior game and final home game of the regular season.
Field hockey fell against Williams 4-2, moving 8-6 overall and 3-6 in conference play. Heading into the second quarter the Ephs led 2-0; with 12:39 left in the quarter, Jackie Frank ’24 struck on a corner to push the Bantams to a one goal deficit. Frank also scored the second and final goal for the Bantams, going in between the legs of the Ephs goaltender for a 2-2 score going into the third quarter. Bantams’ goaltender Hayley Gable ’26 made a career-high nine saves. Field hockey’s next and final game of the regular season is away this Tuesday at Amherst at 6 p.m.
Football came out of this weekend victorious, obliterating the Ephs 41-14. Historically, the Bantams and the Ephs were 39-39-2 prior to Saturday’s game. The Bantams are now 5-1 on the season, while the Ephs fall to 2-4. Overall, Trinity accumulated 432 total yards, 188 of which were rushing. Trinity will face Bowdoin College away next Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m., who are currently 3-3 on the season.