Medford, Mass. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams suffered a 2-0 setback against the Tufts University Jumbos in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Field Hockey Quarterfinals this afternoon at Bello Field. Tufts, seeded No. 3 in the tournament and ranked No. 15 nationally, scored twice in the first half to improve to 11-5 and will face the No. 2-seeded Middlebury College Panthers at Bowdoin in the NESCAC Semifinals next Saturday. Trinity closes the year with an 8-8 mark.
The Jumbos made it 2-0 off a penalty stroke with just over four minutes remaining in the first half. Jumbo freshman Hanaa Malik smacked a rebound toward the left corner of the goal, and Trinity first-year back Molly Reiily (Andover, Mass.) attempted a defensive save but the ball hti her body instead of her stick. Senior Dakota Sikes-Keilp lifted the stroke into the top right corner for the game's final tally.