Trinity (ct) vs. Bowdoin
May 1, 2004
Current Record
Trinity (ct)5-8
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The Game Story:
HARTFORD, Conn.- Senior captain James Skiff scored three goals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 7-4 win over the visiting Bowdoin College Polar Bears in New England Small College Athletic (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action this afternoon. Trinity, improves to 5-8 overall and 3-6 in the NESCAC, while the Polar Bears, ranked No. 6 in New England and No. 18 in the nation, drop to 9-4 overall and 5-4 in the league.

Bowdoin earns the fifth seed for the NESCAC Tournament and will play at fourth seed Amherst on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. With the win, Trinity finishes with a three-way tie for sixth place in the NESCAC with Colby and Connecticut College. The Bantams earn the No. 6 seed in the NESCAC championship due to the leagues tie-braking procedures, and will play at No. 3-seeded Wesleyan in a first round game tomorrow at 1 p.m.

The Bantams jumped to a quick start taking a 2-0 lead after the first quarter. Sophomore attackman Nick Petri scored within the first minute of play followed by another goal by Skiff. Bowdoin sophomore midfielder Andy Nelson scored off a pass from freshman midfielder Kevin Mullins to post the first goal for the Polar Bears early in the second period. The Bantams outscored the Polar Bears, 2-1, in the second period ending the half with a 4-1 lead. Bowdoin shot back in the third period with unanswered goals by junior midfielder Vinay Kashyap and sophomore attackman Conner Fitzgerald. The Bantams clinched the lead in the fourth quarter with three straight goals, two by Skiff and one by freshman attackman Curtis Kahn assisted by Skiff.

Freshman midfielder Patrick Gibbons and sophomore midfielder Coly Smith contributed a goal a piece to the victory for the Bantams. Sophomore Grant White made nine saves in goal for Bowdoin, while senior Geoffrey Shaw made fourteen saves for Trinity.