Wesleyan tops No. 15 Trinity (Conn.)
Froats leads Cardinals with three goals, three assists
HARTFORD, Conn. -- John Froats tallied three goals and three assists to lead Wesleyan to a 12-8 victory against No. 15 Trinity (Conn.) on Tuesday. Trinity dropped to 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the NESCAC, while the Cardinals improved to 9-3 overall and 5-3 in the league. The effort was the best offensive output of Froats' career
Wesleyan rattled off five consecutive goals after Trinity tied the game at 7-7 with 6:30 remaining in the third quarter. Cardinal Teddy Citrin netted the game-winner with 2:10 remaining in the third, converting on an assist by Elliot Albert, who had carried the ball the length of the field.
Froats recorded his sixth point 12:02 into the fourth quarter, feeding Joe Porcelli for a goal, and three different Cardinals scored during the next 10 minutes. Trinity broke a 20:26 scoring drought at 1:04 in the fourth to close out the scoring as Grant Covington played well in the Wesleyan net with 14 stops.
The teams traded goals until early in the second quarter when Aidan Daniell gave the Cardinals a two-goal edge at 4-2, whipping one in off a pass from Froats with 12:50 remaining before halftime. Trinity answered with 6:15 on the clock before Froats ended the first-half scoring with an unassisted score at 3:16.
Daniell and Citrin joined Froats as a hat-trick scorer for Wesleyan, while Brendan Hanley totaled three ground balls and three caused turnovers in a strong defensive performance. Trinity outshot Wesleyan, 36-27 and held a 27-13 advantage on ground balls, but committed 22 turnovers to 18 by Wesleyan.