April 18, 2002  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Bates 17, Trinity 14
at Cambridge, Mass.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Senior goalkeeper Jen Strahle (Ridgewood, N.J.) made a season-high 23 saves today as the Bates College women's lacrosse team won its third straight game, 17-14, over New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rivals, the Trinity College Bantams. The neutral-site game was played at MIT.

Strahle's performance, the second-highest save total in her career, helped Bates (7-2, 3-2 NESCAC) overcome a 10-7 halftime deficit. The Bobcats, ranked 21st in the nation, handed Trinity its third straight loss after a 7-1 start. Bates got four hat tricks on the afternoon from sophomores Lori Jessup (Hatboro, Pa.), Catherine Crosby (Lincoln, Mass.) and Carrie Smith(Chevy Chase, Md.) and rookie midfielder Erica Nason (Concord, N.H.).

Trinity (7-4, 2-4 NESCAC) was paced by five goals from senior Anna Sullivan (Brookline, Mass.) and four from first-year attack Beatrice Gratry (Hunting Valley, Ohio). Senior goalkeeper Kelly Jo Burnett (Pennington, N.J.) had 10 saves in the losing effort.

                               1  2      F
Trinity (7-4, 2-4 NESCAC)     10  4  -- 14
Bates (7-2, 3-2 NESCAC)        7 10  -- 17

B: Lori Jessup 3, Catherine Crosby 3, Erica Nason 3, 
Carrie Smith 3, Liz Lawler 2, Becky Castle 2, 
Samara Khalique.
T: Anna Sullivan 5, Beatrice Gratry 4, Laura Davis 2, 
Ashley Taylor, Katelyn Bowman, Betsy Walsh.

B: Liz Coulson, Jessup, Smith, Castle.
T: Taylor 3, Sullivan, Liz Miller.

Goalies: B: Jen Strahle, 60 Min, 23 SV, 14 GA. 
T: Kelly Jo Burnett, 55 Min, 10 SV, 17 GA.
Alexandra Benjamin, 5 Min, 1 SV, 0 GA.

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