Trinity Field Hockey Blanks Mass.-Dartmouth

Austin Lamothe '19 scored her first two career goals
Austin Lamothe '19 scored her first two career goals

Dartmouth, Mass. - Sophomorer Austin Lamothe (Weatogue, Conn.) scored twice to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to 4-0 victory over the the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Corsairs in field hockey action this evening at Cressy Field.  Trinity rises to 8-6 with its second win in three days, while the Corsairs fall to 11-5.

All four of Trinity’s scores came in the second half, as junior Clare Lyne (Concord, Mass.) buried her fifth goal of the season in the 37th minute of play. A Bantam corner set up the play, which saw Lyne convert on the rebound from teammate Sydney Doolittle’s (Milford, Conn.) initial shot.  Trinity’s second half offensive surge continued in the 44th minute when junior Mia Olsen (Granby, Conn.) collected her first goal of the season. Olsen’s score was an unassisted drive to the net off a pass from rookie Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.), beating several Corsair defenders and goalkeeper Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass.).

The Bantams drew five of their eight penalty corners on the night in the second frame alone. The final two goals were both created by corner situations, as sophomore Lamothe earned her first two tallies of the season to cap the contest for Trinity.  Lamothe first got on the board in the 57th minute, collecting a long rebound off Elizabeth Caporale’s (Glastonbury, Conn.) try and blasting in the score past Mass.-Dartmouth backstop Sam Brun (Dighton, Mass.).  Solimine was again there to assist on Lamothe’s second score, which again came off a penalty corner rebound, this time from an Olivia Tapsall (Greenwich, Conn.) attempt.

Tapsall led the Bantam attack on the evening, registering six shots, four on goal.  Burke posted eight saves on the evening for Corsairs, while Brun recorded one. Offensively, sophomores Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) and Delaney Burns (Wayne, N.J.) each registered a shot.  Senior tri-captain Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) made two saves for Trinity.