Keene, N.H. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams took care of
the Keene State College Owls, 3-0, in field hockey action this
evening at Owl Athletic Complex. Trinity improves to 4-2
with its second victory in a row and its fourth straight against
the Owls. Keene State falls to 4-4.
Just four minutes into the game, Trinity senior co-captain defender Sophie Doering (Darien, Conn.) opened the scoring as she collected her own rebound off the goalkeeper with her second goal of the season. The Bantams went up 2-0 when rookie forward Kelcie Finn's (Weymouth, Mass.) shot rebounded to sophomore forward Casey Quinn (Providence, R.I.) who fired it into the cage for her first score of the year. Finn rounded out the scoring for the game as she found the back of the net for her 11th tally of the year and the 3-0 final.
The Owls best chance of the first half came off a corner when Melissa Habelow blasted a shot from the top of the circle that was turned away by Trinity junior backstop Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.). Keene State kept the pressure on Fitzpatrick and the Bantam defense in the second half when Marisa Lemoine had two one-on-one opportunities to send it past the goalkeeper, but was unable to connect.
Meaghan Dwyer made four saves in the loss and was relieved by Shauna Whittemore, who recorded six stops in the second half. Habelow collected three defensive saves in the game. Fitzpatrick turned away 10 shots to earn the shutout for the Bantams. Trinity held a 19-12 advantage in shots and had a slim advantage in penalty corners, 6-5.