New London, Conn. - Junior defender Sophie Doering (Darien, Conn.) had a goal and an assist to help lead the visiting Trinity College field hockey team to a 4-1 victory at Connecticut College this afternoon. The Bantams improve their record to 8-5 with a 5-4 mark in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play, while the Camels fall to 3-10 with a 1-8 mark in league contests.
Sophomore forward Olivia Tapsall (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and rookie Samantha Sandler (Madison, Conn.) supplied first half goals for the visitors. Connecticut College opened the scoring in the 18th minute of action. Senior Laura Sanderson (Hanover, N.H.) scored her 11th collegiate goal with the assist coming from Jillian Dahrooge (Charlton, Mass.). Tapsall scored the equalizer with 14:26 remaining in the half. With 11:10 to play in the half, Sandler buried a penalty stroke to put the visitors on top for good with a 2-1 advantage. Sandler's game-clinching goal was the first shot of any kind in her collegiate career.
Trinity sophomore Elizabeth Caporale (Glastonbury, Conn.) added an insurance goal seven minutes into the second half with Doering assisted. With 12 minutes left, Doering closed out the scoring with her second score of the season. Sophomore Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) stopped one shot in goal for the Bantams. Becca Napolitano (Hamden, Conn.) finished with 11 saves for the hosts. Trinity out-shot the Camels 16-to-6 in the contest while holding a 9-to-3 edge in penalty corners.