After defeating Regis College 24–2 in the first round of the NCAA Championship on May 14, the Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team lost to Trinity College 11–8 in the second round May 15, eliminating them from the tournament.
Trinity took control of the game from the start and led the whole game. They scored two quick goals within the first four minutes of the game to take a 2–0 lead. Senior midfielder Riley Marion responded for the Bombers, but Trinity came back with a goal of their own less than two minutes later.
Down 3–1, freshman midfielder Allison Panara scored an unassisted goal for the Bombers to put them within one goal of Trinity. Trinity responded with two goals of their own to make the score 5–2 after the first 20 minutes of play.
Marion added her second goal of the game with seven minutes left in the half, but Trinity fired back less than a minute later and had the 6–3 advantage heading into halftime.
Junior midfielder Morgan Cadwell came out strong for the Blue and Gold in the second half, scoring just over a minute after play resumed. After a Trinity goal, freshman attackman Danika Wagener and Marion scored back-to-back goals for the Bombers to make the score 7–6 with 17 minutes to play.
However, this was as close as the Bombers would get, as Trinity went on to score three straight goals to take a commanding 10–6 lead. Cadwell and junior attackman Morgan Racicot each tallied on goals for the Bombers late in the second half, but it was not enough to reach Trinity, who went on to win 11–8.
Junior goalkeeper Emily Ross and sophomore goalkeeper Kimberly Presuto split the time in goal, picking up six and eight saves, respectively. Marion led the team in goals with three, followed by Cadwell with two.
With the loss, the Bombers’ season is over. They finished with a 14–6 record and made it to the second round of the NCAA Championship for only the second time in program history and the first since 2001.