Trinity Hall Powers Past Rumson-Fair Haven for Historic First Girls Lacrosse Shore Conference Tournament Title
WEST LONG BRANCH -- There is officially a new girls lacrosse power in the Shore Conference.
Senior Mary Kate Allingham delivered four goals and three assists while senior Paige Nolan and juniors Alex Popham and Peyton McGuire each tallied three goals and one assist as Trinity Hall made history with an emphatic victory 17-7 victory over Rumson-Fair Haven to capture the 2022 Shore Conference Tournament championship on Tuesday afternoon at Monmouth University's Hesse Field.
The SCT title is the first in program history for Trinity Hall and snapped Rumson's streak of eight consecutive Shore Conference Tournament championships.
Trinity Hall jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Rumson answered with three straight goals of its own to tie the game 3-3. Trinity Hall then closed the first half with four straight goals to take a 7-3 lead into halftime. Rumson was able to cut its deficit to 7-4 on a goal by Rachel James early in the first half but Trinity Hall netted the next four goals to take an 11-4 lead. Jackie Bracelan scored for Rumson to make it 10-5 with 11:47 left but Trinity Hall answered once again, this time with fours goal in a row, to take a commanding 14-5 lead with 7:54 to play.
Charlotte Webber added two goals and one assist for the Monarchs while Mary Catherine O'Connor and Lily Wood each scored once. Nolan also battled with Rumson standout Abby Boyle on draws and came away with nine draw controls. Isabelle Darman made seven saves to backstop the historic victory.
Elliot Van Nice led Rumson with three goals and one assist. James scored twice, Boyle and Braceland had a goal and an assist each, and Ellie Bowen dished out two assists. Kayse Kiernan made four saves in goal.