Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College sophomore Kelcie Finn's (Weymouth, Mass.) three goals were all the No. 19 ranked Bantams needed to knock off the Connecticut College Camels in Wednesday night's New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey matchup in Hartford. The 3-0 win is Trinity's fifth straight and moves them to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play while the Camels fall to 1-6 on the year and 1-3 in NESCAC action.
Finn has been unstoppable for the Bantams of late, scoring 11 goals during the team's five-game winning streak after her hat-trick tonight. Her first goal tonight came at the 12:52 mark in the first half as senior tri-captain Sydney Doolittle (Milford, Conn.) controlled the ball to the left of Camel goalie Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) and sent a pass to Finn on the opposite side of the box who shot the ball into the back of the goal to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage. The Camels had a handful of looks at net in the first half, including two from Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) during the 23rd minute, however both were kicked aside by Trinity sophomore keeper Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.) to preserve the one-goal lead which would stand as the teams entered halftime.
Finn scored her second goal of the game less than five minutes into the second half via an assist from sophomore Madison Guiffre (Wellesley, Mass.), her first career point as a Bantam. Down two, Conn. College kept the pressure on Trinity's defense as the Camels outshot the Bantams, 7-3, in the second half. With nearly ten minutes remaining, Conn. College had consecutive corners which looked promising, however Berger held strong in goal and made two of her ten saves on back-to-back shots from Navoni and Gabby Peterson (Worcester, Mass.) to keep the Camels off the board. With less than a minute remaining, the Bantams were given a corner which was taken by sophomore Allison Slowe (Medfield, Mass.) who fired the ball to senior tri-captain Mia Olsen (Granby, Conn.) who set the ball for Finn who took care of the rest to give Trinity the 3-0 victory.
Trinity returns to action on Saturday at 11 a.m. for a NESCAC matchup at home versus Bates, before a non-conference game against the University of New England on Sunday, also at home.