Lewiston, Maine - The visiting Trinity College Bantams controlled play with a 26-9 advantage in shots attempted en route to a 2-0 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey victory over the Bates College Bobcats this afternoon at Campus Avenue Field. Trinity, ranked No. 17 in the nation, is now 3-0 overall and in the NESCAC.
Trinity attempted the first six shots of the game and 11 of the 12 taken in the first half. In the 23rd minute, the Bantams converted a penalty corner play as senior co-captain midfielder Haley Thompson (Ipswich, Mass.) shoveled a nice pass across the top of the circle to junior defender Sarah Duncan (Dedham, Mass.) for a hard shot past Bates goalie Becca Otley. The final 12 minutes of the period included just one shot for either team, with Otley stopping Trinity's Shannon Ryan (Freedon, N.H.) from increasing the lead, and the Bantams took a 1-0 advantage into halftime. In the second half, Bantam senior forward Hadley Duncan (Rye, N.Y.) jammed in a close-range insurance goal in a scramble near the Bates cage. Trinity junior goalie Anne Marie Scalambrino (Chicago, Ill.) made two saves to record her first career shutout.