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Trinity Field Hockey Falls At Wellesley For Season's First Loss

Sophie Doering '15 had two defensive saves
Sophie Doering '15 had two defensive saves

Wellesley, Mass. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams suffered a 2-0 loss to the Wellesley College Blue in field hockey action this afternoon.  Trinity, ranked No. 17 in the nation, falls to 3-1 while the Blue improves to 5-1 with its second victory in a row. 

Trinity held a 12-8 advantage in shots, but goals from Nathalie Gruet and Lallie Lukens and nine saves by Brit Mscisz Wellesley.  Trinity's shot and corner opportunities came in bunches, but it was Wellesley possessed the ball for much of the second half to seal the win.
Wellesley got its offense going with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, but two straight shots were stopped by Trinity junior defender Sophie Doering (Darien, Conn.) defensive saves.  Wellesley finally broke through in the 26th minute, when Gruet deflected a pass from Hannah Flesch and scored from the right side.

The Blue’s 1-0 lead held to the break, as Wellesley thwarted a penalty corner and a good attempt from Trinity junior defender Sarah Duncan (Dedham, Mass.) in the final four minutes to maintain the advantage.  Wellesley had two goals waved off late in the second half, both being ruled dangerous attempts off corner opportunities, keeping Trinity within one goal of a tie. That score remained until the 63rd minute of play, when Lukens scored from the left side of the circle after a corner insertion by Courtney Peterson. 

Trinity made some noise down the stretch, with Wellesley playing down for the final six minutes of the game.  Trinity's best chance to score came in the 68th minute when Duncan’s shot on the corner hit the back of the cage, but was waved off for being too high.Trinity senior tri-captain goalie Anne Marie Scalambrino (Chicago, Ill.) played the first 27 minutes for the Bantams before giving way to sophomore Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.), who made one save in 43 minutes of work.