Women's Soccer Weekly Preview

Women's Soccer Weekly Preview

THIS WEEK: The Trinity College women's soccer team sits at 0-2 on the year after falling, 2-1, to Farmingdale State and 2-0 to No. 7-ranked Williams last week. The Bantams look to get in the win column this week as they host WPI on Thursday evening before a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) battle against Hamilton at home on Saturday and one at Tufts on Sunday.

MATCH-UPS:
Trinity (0-2) v. WPI (4-0)
Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Trinity Soccer Field
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (0-2) v. Hamilton (0-2)
Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m.
Trinity Soccer Field
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (0-2) at Tufts (1-0-1)
Sunday, Sept. 17, at 12 p.m.
Bello Field
Medford, Massachusetts
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WPI Series History: This is the second ever meeting between the two programs with last year's NCAA First Round game being the first.

Recent history against the Engineers: Both teams grinded out a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation in last year's NCAA Tournament, but it was the Bantams that won penalty kicks to advance to the second round.

Hamilton Series History: Trinity holds a 4-2 advantage over Hamilton since the teams' first meeting back in the fall of 2011.

Recent history against the Continentals: The Bantams dropped the Continentals, 2-0, last year thanks to two second half goals.

Tufts Series History: Trinity is 10-18-6 against Tufts since the teams' first meeting back in the fall of 1981.

Recent history against the Jumbos: Trinity went 2-0 last season against the Jumbos, including a 1-0 triumph in the NESCAC Quarterfinals thanks to a second half score by junior Taylor Kirchgessner.

WEEKLY NOTES:
- Kirchgessner scored the team's lone goal last week off an assist from rookie Rhone O'Hara

- Senior captain Julia Pitino ranks fourth in the conference with nine saves. Pitino made eight stops in the game against Williams and held the Ephs to a scoreless first half.

- Saturday's game against Hamilton concludes the Bantams' four-game road swing to start 2017. The team hits the road for five-straight road contests that will take them into the month of October. Their first game back in Hartford comes against Wesleyan on October 3rd.

- First-years Cami Beath and Samantha March made their first collegiate starts last week, earning the nod in both matchups. O'Hara, a transfer sophomore, also made her first start in a Trinity uniform.

- The Bantams will look to make it eight-straight wins against the Jumbos on Sunday. Trinity has not lost to Tufts since the fall of 2011 via a 2-0 setback in Medford.