April 22nd, 2019

Trinity Lacrosse wins big on senior night

Staff Report

Trinity Lacrosse wins big on senior night
Trinity defeats Lex Cath 18-5/ photo by Tanner Demling

By Tanner Demling 


On senior night, the Trinity Shamrocks earned a blowout 18-5 win over the visiting Lexington Catholic Knights. The Shamrocks got out early and never looked back as the Knights just couldn’t keep up on either end of the field. The game was essentially won at the faceoff  as Trinity’s two faceoff men went a combined 21-1. Senior Blake Zupetz went 10-10 by himself. 

It truly was a senior lead effort as senior midfielder’s Will Werner and Dalton Hubbs led the way. Werner tallied 4 points (3G,1A) while Hubbs had 6 points (2G,4A) in the win. Sophomore Gavin Noland also had 3 goals for a hat-trick. 
” This group has been huge for this program. They have followed up a very large 2018 class and have evolved into leadership positions and taken ownership.” said Trinity Head Coach Pete Schroder. “It’s really starting to manifest itself this year and I’m really grateful for all the hard work they have put in.” 
Sophomore attack Tristian Schaffer led the way for Lexington Catholic with three goals for a hat-trick. Sophomore attack Luke Haines and junior midfielder Wyatt Combs each had one goal for the Knights as well. 
Trinity got things started right out of the gate with Noah Kessler getting the Shamrocks on the board less than a minute into the game. That was the start of a five-goal Trinity run in which they dominated possession time and took advantage of every opportunity they were given. 
After finally getting possession for longer than a few seconds, Lexington Catholic got on the board with a goal from Luke Haines using his defender to screen the goalie and get off an outside rip, cutting the Trinity lead to 5-1 late in the first. The Shamrocks scored three more goals in the final minute of the first quarter to take an 8-1 lead heading into the second. 
An Andrew Hammier feed to JR Smith got the Shamrocks offense back into motion early in the second, extending their run to four goals. The Shamrocks scored twice more before Wyatt Combs found the back of the net for Lexington Catholic on an outside rip to get the Knights their second of the game. 
After the Knights goal, Trinity scored right off the face-off with Long-Stick midfielder Blake Godwin pulling up from outside to make it a 12-2 Shamrocks lead with 5:29 in the second quarter. Godwin’s goal was the start of a six-goal run that ended the half for the Shamrocks. 
Coming out of the half with a 17-2 lead, Trinity started to put their backups in and just whip the ball around, killing the clock. Freshman midfielder Owen Bork scored the first goal of the second half, making it an 18-2 Trinity lead with 4:50 left in the third. Less than a minute later, Tristian Schaffer answered for Lexington Catholic to get the Knights their third goal of the game. 
“The young guys are skilled too, they kind of feed off the energy of the older kids.,”Schroder said.
This one was all but over as the fourth quarter started with Trinity holding a commanding 18-3 lead. After some back-and-forth transition play Tristian Schaffer scored for Lexington Catholic in transition to get them their fourth goal of the game. Schaffer then scored the final goal of the game in the final minutes. Trinity held the ball for the final minute as they came away with the 18-5 victory. 

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