|Date and Time:||04/05/2008, 12:00PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - First-year Rachel Romanowsky scored a game-high five goals to lead the Trinity College women's lacrosse team to a 14-10 victory over Bowdoin in a battle of nationally-ranked squads at Howard Ryan Field on Saturday. The 12th-ranked Bantams improve to 5-3 (4-1 NESCAC) while the 10th-ranked Polar Bears drop to 6-3 (1-2).
Bowdoin grabbed the early lead thanks to goals from Christina Denitzio and Ashley Peterson in the opening 4:52, but Trinity responded with a 3-0 spurt to take the lead on a Sarah Remes goal with 12:54 remaining in the half. After Ingrid Oelschlager netted a tally for the Polar Bears to knot the game at 3-3, Romanowsky scored twice in an 11-second span to give Trinity the lead for good. The consecutive tallies keyed a 4-1 run that pushed the Bantam lead to 7-4. Bobbi Dennison trimmed the lead to 7-5 at intermission with a goal just four seconds before the break.
Oelschlager's second goal of the day cut the lead to 7-6 just 13 ticks into the second period, but Romanosky answered 1:46 later to push the Trinity lead back to two. The tally sparked a decisive 4-0 surge in a span of 2:54, giving the visitors a 11-6 lead with 25:07 remaining. Bowdoin was able to cut the advantage to three goals with consecutive tallies from Ashley Peterson and Katy Dissinger, but could get no closer as Romanowsky scored twice more down the stretch to seal the win.
Trinity out-shot Bowdoin 35-27, but the efforts of Steph Collins-Finn (13 saves) kept the Polar Bears in contention. Bantam goaltender Michelle Smith stopped six shots in the win. In addition to her five goals, Romanowsky added a pair of assists while C.J. Yanofsky added three goals. Alisen Urquhart and Caitlin Irvine scored two goals apiece for Trinity. Bowdoin was led by two goals each from Denitzio, Oelschlager and Peterson.
Trinity held a 15-10 edge in draw controls while Bowdoin committed 16 turnovers on the day to 10 (three in the second half) for the Bantams.