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Trinity Field Hockey Knocks Off Keene State

Olivia Johnson '19
Olivia Johnson '19

Hartford, Conn. – Junior Sidney Doolittle (Milford, Conn.) scored two goals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Keene State College Owls in field hockey action this evening on Sheppard Field.  Trinity improves to 2-3 with its sixth win in a row over the Owls, while Keene State to falls to 4-4.

The Trinity defense, led by senior tri-captain Elizabeth Caporale (Glastonbury, Conn.) and first-year Molly Reilly (Andover, Mass.) held Keene State without a shot for the first 27 minutes of the game, and Doolittle scored her first goal 5:25 into the contest for a 1-0 Bantam lead at the half.  On a penalty corner, Trinity senior tri-captain forward Olivia Tapsall (Greenwich, Conn.) received the ball at the top of the circle and faked a shot before feeding Doolittle for the scoring shot from the right side.  Bantam senior tri-captain goalie Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) made two saves in the final 7:45 of the first stanza to keep Keene State off the board.

Doolittle scored unassisted with 14:40 left in the game, and Tapsall converted on a penalty corner with 11:52 on the clock with Caporale inserting and junior midfielder Mia Olsen (Granby, Conn.) as the stopper.  Trinity's final goal came with 11:52 remaining when sophomore forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) scored from rookie Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.).  Keene State freshman Erica Stauffer (Cheshire, Conn.) got the Owls on the board with eight minutes when she redirected a shot from the top of the circle by sophomore Kendal Brown (Belmont, Mass.). 

Watch Tapsall's nice goal. 

Two Owl goalies had six saves apiece, as senior Meaghan Dwyer (Rutland, Mass.) took the loss and rookie Gwendolyn Thayer (Hatfield, Mass.) stopped all six shots against her over the last 10:52 of the game.  Fitzpatrick finished with six saves for Trinity, which finished with a 29-to-10 shooting edge.