Trinity Edges out Amherst, 13-12

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Alix Johnston (Mount Kisco, NY) notched three goals, including the game-winner, as Trinity College (10-2) defeated Amherst College (8-3), 13-12, at Pratt Field. Trinity entered the game ranked No. 5 in the nation, while Amherst holds onto the No. 10 spot.

The Bantams jumped out to a 6-1 start on the third goal by Jen Martinelli (Longmeadow, MA) midway through the first half. Amherst cut the deficit to two, 6-4, with three goals in a two minute span, led by senior tri-captain Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE).

Trinity extended its 8-6 halftime lead to 10-6 just eight minutes into the second half as Ashley Knowles (Pittsburgh, PA) posted her second goal of the day. Senior tri-captain Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) sparked another three-goal run that would pull Amherst within 10-9 with 16 minutes left on the clock.

Knowles and Johnston rattled off three more Bantam scores for a 13-9 Trinity advantage with 5:48 remaining before Amherst staged its final comeback. Sophomore Katherine Poulin (St. Davids, PA) scored with 5:12 left, and Kestner made the score 13-11 with a goal just 18 seconds later. Converting a free position shot on goal with 1:43 on the game clock, Kestner matched her career high of six goals in a single game for Amherst's 12th and final score.

Trinity keeper Kate Derosier (Longmeadow, MA) made 10 saves for the Bantams while Sarah Evans (Columbus, OH) and Jess Thaxton (Wayland, MA) combined for seven for Amherst.

Amherst next hosts Mount Holyoke at 4:30pm on Wednesday. The Bantams will host Bowdoin at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 2.

Trinity (10-2)	8	5 -- 13
Amherst (8-3)	6	6 -- 12

Trinity 		G	A	P	Amherst			G	A	P
Jen Martinelli		3	2	5	Heather Kestner		6	1	7
Ashley Knowles		3	0	3	Heidi Cline		3	2	5
Alix Johnston		3	0	3	Alie Stechenberg	1	0	1
Whitney Scarlett	1	2	3	Katherine Poulin	1	0	1
Dorothy Cavanagh	1	1	2	Kristin Osborn		1	0	1
Nancy Dwyer		1	0	1	Irene Permut		0	1	1
Jess Martin		1	0	1	Totals			12	4	16
Totals			13	5	18
Shots: A 22, T 22.
Free Position Shots: A 7, T 8.
Goalkeeping: A Sarah Evans 4, Jess Thaxton 3. T Kate Derosier 10.

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