Women’s Lacrosse Succumbs to Undefeated Trinity
The playoff dreams of the Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team seems to be slowly slipping out of their grasp. The Lady Cards came into their Tuesday game with Trinity College (12-0, 8-0 NESCAC) needing to win games at a feverish pace in order to keep chasing that dream. Yet, Trinity, the defending NESCAC champ, continued their undefeated run, beating the Cardinals in Middletown by a score of 17-10. Trinity looks to close out their second undefeated season in as many years.
In the first half, Trinity doubled Wesleyan’s offensive output by shelling out eight scores while Wes only managed four. Unfortunately for the playoff-hopeful Cardinals, they happened to run into one the best teams in all of Division III women’s lacrosse. The second half played to a slightly more even conclusion, as Wes scored six goals to Trinity’s nine.
As has become the trend this year, Wes was led on the offensive end by the junior trio of Kayla Ellman, Kaylin Berger, and Catherine Taibi. Ellman and Berger (who are first and second in scoring, respectively) each had three-goal/one-assist games, while Taibi contributed a pair of goals herself.
Wesleyan currently finds themselves dead even with Williams ( 5-8, 1-7 NESCAC), quite a hole from which to escape if they are to make the playoffs. In order to do so, they will have to win both of their remaining games this season, starting this Saturday against Tufts and concluding Wednesday against Connecticut College. Both games are at home, and everyone is encouraged to go watch what may well be an exciting conclusion to the Cardinals’ year.