Hartford, Conn. – Junior defender Sophie Doering (Darien, Conn.) had a goal and an assist to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Keene State College Owls in field hockey action this evening on Sheppard Field. Trinity snaps a two-game losing streak and improves to 4-2, while the Owls lose for the first time this season and fall to 7-1.
"It was a great team win," said Trinity Head Coach Anne Parmenter. "The team played with intensity and desire and we beat a strong undefeated Keene State squad. I am very proud of the Bantams."
Trinity opened the scoring on a penalty corner, as Doering inserted the ball to the top of the circle where senior midfielder Julia Rivera (Silver Spring, Md.) stopped it for classmate Sarah Duncan (Dedham, Mass.) who made good on a quick and hard shot 13:10 into the game. Doering scored her first goal of the fall 8:48 later, slapping in a pass by by sophomore Liz Caporale (Glastonbury, Conn.) to give Trinity a 2-0 lead at the break. Duncan’s goal snapped a 192:21 scoring drought for the Bantams.
Keene State cut the Bantam lead in half with 2:18 left before intermission when Melissa Habelow (Belmont, Mass.) scored on a rebound. Trinity sophomore goalie Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) made two of her three saves in a scoreless second half, recording her first career win in her first career start. Sophomore Chloe Audesse (Goffstown, N.H.) had five saves in her first loss of the autumn for Keene State. Trinity outshot the Owls, 11-6, and had 11 penalty corners to eight for Keene State.