Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College field hockey team defeated the Bates College Bobcats in a rainy New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchup on Robin Shephard Field on Saturday for their sixth straight win, dating back to September 14. Trinity's second clean slate of the season improves the Bantams to 7-1 on the season and puts them tied for first in the NESCAC with a 4-1 conference mark. The Bobcats fall to 4-4 overall and 2-4 in league play.
Trinity junior Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) broke the deadlock with a goal at the 21:40 mark in the first half thanks to an assist by sophomore Alison Slowe (Medfield, Mass.). The score remained 1-0 at halftime in favor of the hosts thanks to strong defensive work by Trinity.
The Bantams struck again just a few minutes into the 2nd half as sophomore Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.) found the back of the box via a helper sophomore from Madison Guiffre (Wellesley, Mass.). The Bantams defense held Bates to just three shots in the second half to keep them off the board before Finn dopped a pass to junior Brenna Hobin (Madison, Conn.) who iced the game for the Bantams with the third Trinity goal with 12 minutes left in the game.
Trinity junior goalie Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.) earned her seventh win of the season and second shutout as she finished the afternoon with three saves. For Bates, Taylor Lough (Little Compton, R.I.) led the team with three shots while goalie Adelae Durand (Cumberland, R.I.) managed two saves on the day.
Trinity returns to action tomorrow for a non-conference matchup against the University of New England. Game time is set for noon.