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Bengals fall short

Trinity College proved worthy of its lofty national ranking by rolling over Buffalo State, 17-6, in the second round of the NCAA Division III women's lacrosse playoffs on Saturday.

Buffalo State scored its goals on just nine shots, but could not stop the No. 5-ranked Bantams, who took control of the game early in the first half.

Trinity jumped to a 3-0 lead just 4:35 into the game, but the Bengals answered with two quick goals to trim the deficit. The Bantams controlled the remainder of the opening half, led 10-3 at the intermission and never looked back.

Karen Shaddock had a team-high two goals and an assist for the Bengals, while Kendyl Clarkson picked up a pair of assists to tie the Division III record for assists in a season with 88. Goalie Colleen George made 12 saves for Buffalo State, which ended its season at 14-7.

The Bantams (18-1) controlled every statistical category, outshooting the Bengals, 31-9, while maintaining a 14-6 edge on ground balls and a 17-7 advantage in draws.

The Bengals' senior class closed its four-year run with a 52-20 record.