Trinity (ct) vs. Colby
April 5, 2003
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The Game Story:
Hartford, Conn. - Junior attackman James Skiff (Portland, Maine) tied the College record with 11 points on eight goals and three assists to lead the Trinity College Bantams to an 18-13 win over the visiting Colby College White Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action this afternoon at Jessee/Miller Field. Trinity improves to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the NESCAC with its second straight win, while the White Mules drop to 1-5 overall and 0-5 in the league with their fifth loss in a row. Trinity appeared to control the game from its outset, scoring five straight goals in the final 10 minutes of the first quarter after spotting the Mules one early. Skiff and senior tri-captain attackman Ravi Pillay (Falls Church, Va.) scored twice each in the period.

Trinity extended its advantage to 6-1 early in the second frame, but the Mules netted three goals in a 29-second span to get back into the game at 6-4 with 9:38 until halftime. Junior Ryan Glennon (Exeter, N.H.) scored two of the goals and assisted on the third. After Skiff fed Pillay on another Bantam goal, Colby scored found the net four unanswered times to close the first half tied at 7-7.

With the Bantams ahead, 9-8, midway through the third quarter, Skiff scored three more goals with a fourth by freshman midfielder Chad Burdette (Owings Mills, Md.) sandwiched among them to give Trinity a 13-8 lead. Colby finally responded on a goal by junior Josh Cleaver (Kennett Square, Pa.), but Skiff netted his career-high eighth goal of the contest with 47 seconds on the clock. The teams traded goals in the fourth quarter, including two more by Cleaver and one each by Burdette, freshman middie Coly Smith (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), and senior tri-captain midfielder Erik Mazmanian (Newton, Mass.).

Bantam junior Geoff Shaw (Charlotte, N.C.) earned the win in goal with 10 saves, while Matt LaPaglia (Upper Montclair, N.J.) had 15 stops for the Mules. Pillay finished with four goals and three assists, junior attackman Sandy Leighton (Blue Bell, Pa.) dished out three assists, and Burdette tallied three scores for the Bantams. Glennon, Cleaver, and senior Trenholm Boggs (Arlington, Va.) each scored three goals for the White Mules.