Trinity (ct) vs. Williams
April 12, 2003
Current Record
Trinity (ct)5-5
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The Game Story:
Hartford, Conn. - Junior midfielder Scott Wilbur (Victor, N.Y.) notched four goals and two assists to lead the visiting Williams College Ephs to a 9-8 win over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action this afternoon at Jessee/Miller Field. Trinity, ranked No. 9 in New England, falls to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the NESCAC with its first loss in the lass four games, while the Ephs, ranked No. 5 in New England, improves to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the league. Trinity came back from an 8-5 deficit in the fourth quarter, scoring three unanswered goals to tie the score on a score from senior tri-captain attackman Ravi Pillay (Falls Church, Va.) to freshman midfielder Coly Smith (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) with 5:21 remaining in the game. Williams took the lead back at the 4:12 mark when sophomore attackman Matt Barhight (Lutherville, Md.) found freshman attackman Eric Gottenborg (Greenwood Village, Colo.) for what proved to be the game-winner.

Williams tried to hold the ball for the final four minutes, but Trinity continued to force turnovers only to give the ball right back on a miscue of their own. The Bantam defense took over possession for one final time on a Williams violation with :45 on the clock, but Smith was stripped of the ball by an Eph defender to keep Trinity from attempting a game-tying shot. Pillay, and Smith each tallied two goals and an assist for Trinity, while junior attackmen Sandy Leighton (Blue Bell, Pa.) and James Skiff (Portland, Maine) added two goals and two assists, respectively. Bantam junior Geoff Shaw (Charlotte, N.C.) made 10 saves in goal. Barhight, sophomore defense Trevor Scott (Ridgewood, N.J.), and senior midfielder Andrew Layng (New Canaan, Conn.) had a goal and an assist apiece for Williams, while junior goalie Baemen Vertovez (West Islip, N.Y.) stopped 12 shots. Trinity outshot the Ephs, 38-23.