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Trinity College 1, Connecticut College 0 OT Montalvo Stops Nine Shots for Camels

Trinity College 1, Connecticut College 0 OT Montalvo Stops Nine Shots for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sophomore Alexa Barbaresi (Newport Beach, Calif.) scored 5:45 into the extra session to lift the Trinity College women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Connecticut College Wednesday.

The Bantams improved their record to 10-4 and are 6-3 in conference play, while the Camels fell to a 3-7-3 (0-5-3 NESCAC).

Sophomore Sarah Connors (Winnetka, Ill.) unloaded with a free kick that caromed off the cross bar and Barbaresi pounced on the rebound and chipped it in for the visitors.

Senior keeper Monica DiFiori (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) recorded three saves en route to her eighth shutout of the season.

Connecticut College junior Bryanna Montalvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) turned aside nine shots in an impressive performance for the hosts.  Amanda Onofrio (Greenwich, Conn.) made one save in relief duty.

The Camels had some terrific opportunities to take control in the first half. The hosts held an 8-to-4 advantage on the shot sheet.

Sophomore Alexa Tribelli (Cranston, R.I.) unloaded for a high arching blast in the 17th minute but her shot sailed over the crossbar.

Later on with 13 minutes left in the half, Lauren Steele (Westford, Mass.) had a nice scoring bid bur shot went wide of the goal.

 A spirited home crowd rallied behind Montalvo, who did everything she could to keep the Camels in the contest.

But the Bantams were able to break through in the extra session to pull out the win.

Trinity will host Amherst next Tuesday for a 3:30 p.m. game in the Capital City.

The Camels will be celebrating the achievements of their senior class this coming Saturday when Bowdoin College visits the Whaling City for an 11:30 a.m. conference tilt.