Trinity Field Hockey Wins At Wellesley
Wellesley, Mass. - The No. 16-ranked Trinity College Bantam field hockey team recorded a 4-1 victory over the host Wellesley College Blue this afternoon. The win lifts the Bantams to 7-2, while the Blue's season ledger evens at 6-6.
Trinity scored three first-half goals and then added a fourth midway through the second to build a 4-0 lead. Wellesley added a score late in the second, but couldn't make up the deficit. Trinity opened the scoring just four minutes into the first half, as a long hit was tracked down by Bantam junior forward Hadley Duncan (Rye, N.Y.) who tapped the ball into the circle where senior captain forward Caroline Snite (Philadelphia, Pa.) sent it into the back of the cage for a 1-0 Trinity advantage. The Bantams added a second goal in the 24th minute when senior captain defender Payson Sword (Princeton, N.J.) scored off of a rebound, and pushed it to 3-0 after a penalty corner score from freshman Courtney Wynne (Darien, Conn.) and Sword to Duncan. At the half, Trinity held an 11-7 advantage in shots, while Wellesley held a 6-5 edge in penalty corners.
After 17 minutes of scoreless hockey to open up the second half, Trinity stretched its lead to 4-0 as sophomore midfielder Julia Rivera (Silver Spring, Md.) collected a rebound and passed to classmate Sarah Duncan (Dedham, Mass.) for the score. Wellesley got on the board in the 62nd minute, as Allison Robbins passed a rebounded shot from the right side of the circle to Whitney Reid who sent a rocket into the back of the cage for the Blue's lone score. Overall, Trinity held an 18-13 advantage in shots, but Wellesley got the edge in penalty corners, out drawing the Bantams, 11-10. In net for Wellesley, Brit Mscisz suffered the loss despite five saves in 52 minutes of work. Becky Hamilton saved one in 18 minutes. For Trinity, senior captain Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Anne Scalambrino (Chicago, Ill.) split time and made one save apiece.