Medford, Mass. - Dakota Sikes-Keilp (Montclair, N.J.) scored the game-winner in the second half to lift the Tufts University Jumbos over the visiting Trinity College Bantams, 1-0, in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey action this afternoon on Bello Field. Trinity falls to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the NESCAC with its first loss in three games, while the No. 2-ranked Jumbos improve to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the league.
The teams played a back-and-forth scoreless first half, but the clincher came at the 44:51 mark when Sikes-Keilp's shot off a corner from sophomore Alexandra Jamison (Gaithersburg, Md.) found the back of the cage. The Bantams kept up the pressure with two second half corners, but junior Brianna Keenan (Greenland, N.H.) preserved the shutout for the Jumbos with four saves. Sophomore Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) was impressive in goal for the Bantams with nine stops.