Trintiy Women's Soccer Defeats Albertus Magnus
Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity women's soccer team was running on all cylinders today, topping the visiting Albertus Magnus College Falcons, 4-1, on Campus Field. The Bantams move to 5-0 on the year, while Abertus moves to 4-3-2 overall. Trinity has outscored their opponents 15-2 this season, already matching their win total from last season.
Trinity controlled the ball offensively for a large majority of the first half, but was unable to capitalize off any scoring opportunities until late in the period, despite firing off 11 shots. Within the final three minutes of first half play, Trinity first-year Rachel Zanko (Grand Rapids, Mich.) ripped a shopped that bounced off the cross bar to the dismay of the home crowd, as the ball appeared to be headed out of bounds. But Zanko and the Trinity fans got a surprise when the ball came straight back down in front of the net and had enough backspin to bounce off the goalkeeper and propel itself into the Albertus net, sending the Bantams into intermission with a 1-0 lead.
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The break didn't slow momentum for the Bantams, who came out just as tenacious in the second half, posting three more goals on 10 shots, courtesy of sophomores Kelsey Thomas (Stonington, Conn.), Julia Leahy (Hingham, Mass.), and Abbey Lake (Westport, Conn.).
Midway through the second half, Albertus, who managed just four shots in the game thanks to Trinity's staunch defensive play, took advantage of a corner kick and snuck a shot in the corner of the Bantam goal to break the shutout. The goal was just the second allowed by Trinity in five games this year.
Maria Case made 11 saves for the Falcons, while Trinity sophomore Monica DiFiori (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) made two saves to move to 5-0 on the year.