Ryan '21 ties career best with three goals in women's lacrosse loss

Tessa Ryan '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Tessa Ryan '21 (Josh McKee photo)

The Trinity College Bantams scored five unanswered goals in the final six minutes and the Hamilton College Continentals fell 14-10 in NESCAC action on Saturday afternoon at Trinity's Sheppard Field.

Hamilton's Tessa Ryan '21 tied a career high with three goals. Kara Pooley '19 and Skyler Simson '20 chipped in two goals and an assist apiece. Pooley is tied for second in the conference with 16 assists and leads the team with 28 points. Honor Gabriel '21 recorded a goal and an assist. Pooley added three ground balls, four draw controls and two caused turnovers. Hannah Burrall '19 made nine saves in net for the nationally ranked No. 24 Continentals (4-5, 1-5 NESCAC).

Lilianna Khosrowshahi led the 13th-ranked Bantams (8-2, 4-2) with three goals and Katrina Angelucci registered two goals and an assist. Angelucci and Alex Wahlstrom won four draw controls apiece, Anna Costello scooped up four ground balls, and Lauren Taylor caused four turnovers. Jen Durocher had three caused turnovers and Gabriella Young stopped five shots.

The Continentals jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the opening 20 minutes of the first half on two goals from Ryan, Pooley and Simson, and one from Gabriel and Lauren Hamilton '22. Trinity scored three times late in the half, including a free-position goal by Annie Lyman with no time left, and the Bantams trailed 8-4 at the break. 

Trinity notched the first three goals of the second half and cut Hamilton's lead to one with 21:47 left. Second half tallies by Ryan and Tatiana Bradley '19 were not enough to hoist the Continentals past the Bantams, who held an 18-4 shot advantage in the second half. Hamilton was held scoreless over the last 13 minutes, and Mary French gave Trinity its first lead with 4:53 remaining when her goal made it 11-10. The Bantams won the draw after each of their five goals in the last six minutes.

On Wednesday, April 10 the Continentals travel to Williamstown, Massachusetts, to face the Williams College Ephs for a 6 p.m. start.

-- Release by Julia Booth '19