|Williamstown, Mass. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams lost, 11-3, in their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse opener against the Williams College Ephs this afternoon. Trinity, ranked No. 16 in the nation, falls to 1-2 overall with its second setback in a row, while Williams improves to 1-1 overall and in the league.|
Williams tooka 2-1 lead after the first quarter, as Andy Grabowski netted the first goal of the game at 5:56 off a pass from Steven Kiseel. In the second quarter, Williams built up their lead to 4-1. Evan Dedominicis scored off a pass from Conor Roddy at 14:06. Jack Lauroesch followed with his first collegiate goal at 8:32 past the right foot of Trinity sophomore goalie Riley Cahill (South Glastonbury, Conn.). The Bantams found the net with 4:14 left when junior attackman Chase Growney (Berwyn, Pa.) scored off a feed from senior tri-captain midfielder Nick Shaheen (Williamsburg, Mass.). The Bantams started off the third quarter with a quick goal from senior tri-captain attackman Rob Nogueras (Parkland, Fla.) with the assist credited to Growney.
Late in the period the Ephs responded with two goals. The first found its way into the top right corner at 3:54 on a shot from Grabowski, which was assisted by Will Stewart. The second came with 21.3 seconds left in the quarter on a shot from Peter Crane that was set up by a pass from Andy Grabowski. In the fourth quarter, the Ephs widened their lead over the Bantams by notching six goals. Sophomore midfielder James O’Connell (Middleton, Mass.) netted the Bantams’ their final goal of the game at 2:43, with shot into the lower right corner of the net. The Ephs out shot the Bantams 29-14. Eph goalie Dan Whittam stopped 11 shots, and Cahill registered 18 saves.