Waterville, Maine - The visiting Trinity College Bantams were defeated, 5-0, by the Colby College White Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey action this afternoon on Alfond Field. Trinity allowed four goals in the first half in its first NESCAC road game, and falls to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the NESCAC with its second loss in a row. Colby improves to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the league, which includes four shutout wins in as many home games.
Misha Strage gave the Mules a 1-0 lead at 12:39 of the first half. Megan Fortier had a cross from the left side of the goal and Strage won a battle with defenders to tip the ball in the cage. Just 2:06 after Strage's goal, Colby stunned the Bantams with another goal from senior Charlotte Deavers. Meghan Murray was about 15 yards in front of the cage and dished a pass to Deavers at the right post for the goal. Murray picked up her second of three assists when she was again out front with the ball. She pushed a pass into the center of the cage and Fortier was there to tip the ball in among a scrum of players in front. Colby scored its fourth goal with no time remaining in the half off a penalty corner.
The Mules defueled any Trinity momentum in the second half with a goal just 1:59 into play. Strage pushed a pass from the right side to Caitlin Murray about 12 yards from the cage. Murray's shot was tipped in by Fortier for her second goal of the game. The Mules had a 17-8 shot advantage and a 10-3 margin in penalty corners. Colby goaltender Sarah Evans made six saves, while sophomore Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) made four saves in the second half in the Trinity cage in relief of senior tri-captain Anne Marie Scalambrino (Chicago, Ill.).