Saturday Sports and the First Round of NESCAC Championships for Fall Sports

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Annika Dyczkowski ’25

Sports Editor

Saturday, Oct. 28 showcased Bantam talent in the first round of NESCAC’s, all sports taking place at either Amherst College, Middlebury College, or Wesleyan University. Many fall sports faced tough competition, some enduring losses that closed out their post-season.

Women’s volleyball finished their regular season on Saturday, falling to Middlebury 3-0. The Bantams are now 15-7 and 6-4 in the conference. The Bantams are heading into their first round of NESCAC’s with confidence, as this is the team’s first 15-win season since 2013. Trinity enters the tournament as the fifth seeded team and will face fourth seeded Tufts University next Saturday, November 4 at 2 p.m.

Field hockey battled in Middlebury, VT, falling 6-1 to the undefeated Panthers. The Bantams goal came just after the start of the second quarter off a net-front scramble following a penalty corner, rocketing past Middlebury’s keeper off the stick of Demi Janis ’24. Trinity keeper Olivia McMichael ’24 finished the post-season with a career-high 16 saves.

Women’s soccer fell to Wesleyan, ending regulation at a 1-1 tie and eventually finishing after a 7-6 loss on penalty kicks. The Bantams were at a 1-0 deficit around 20 minutes left of regulation when captain Cassie Lee ’24 found Tori Simas ’24 on a corner kick, who capitalized on a one-timer opportunity that flew past Wesleyan’s keeper. After seven rounds of penalty kicks, the Bantams fell to the Cardinals in the post-season.

Men’s cross-country finished 9th overall at the NESCAC Championship hosted by Amherst College. The team finished with a time of 2:15:36 for their 8k race. Toby L’Esperance ’24 led the Bantams, finishing 26th overall with a time of 26:15. Women’s cross-country placed 11th, posting a team time of 2:03:53 for their 6k race. Ali Gall ’26 finished first for the Bantams, placing 32nd at a time of 23:33.

Next weekend Saturday, November 4, men’s and women’s cross-country will participate in the Connecticut College Invitational, volleyball will travel to Tufts University for their first round of NESCAC’s and football will take on Bates College at home.

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