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Field Hockey Smothers Wellesley in 6-0 Victory on Senior Day

Co-captain Ally Slowe '19
Co-captain Ally Slowe '19

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College field hockey team held Wellesley College without a single shot all game in a 6-0 victory on Saturday afternoon in Hartford. The No. 17-ranked Bantams scored twice in the first half before pouring on four more goals in the second to improve to 10-4 overall and snap a two-game losing skid. The Blue fall to 5-10 on the year with the setback. Before the game Trinity honored its four seniors, Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.), Ally Slowe (Medfield, Mass.), Jenna Behan (West Hartford, Conn.) and Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.), as part of Senior Day.

The Bantams tallied 21 shots, 18 of which were on goal, while holding Wellesley shotless all afternoon. The Bantams struck first, in the eight minute, when junior Jordan Ragland (Westport, Conn.) scored her third goal of the season. During a scrum in front of the box, Ragland managed to fire a shot that was saved by Wellesley goalie Maggie Connelly (Duxbury, Mass.), however Ragland got off another shot via the rebound which found its way past Connelly for the score. Trinity went 25 minutes from its first goal without another before sophomore Caroline Fisher (Kennett Square, Pa.) found the back of the box off an assist from classmate Kendall Brown (Greenwich, Conn.) to put the hosts up, 2-0, at the half.

Trinity continued to dominate in the second half as Solimine scored her 11th goal of the fall less than five minutes in, assisted by Fisher. The Bantams added to their lead in the 46th minute off of a corner. Brown knocked one home off assists from rookie Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.) and Solimine after the insert by junior Nicole Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass.).  Five minutes later, Fisher tallied her second goal of the day thanks to another corner for the Bantams. Sophomore Katherine Devaney (Andover, Mass.) inserted to junior Caroline Curtin (Andover, Mass.) before Fisher found the back of the box for her seventh goal of the season.  In the 63rd minute, Trinity rookie Meghan Evans (Hooksett, N.H.) put the exclamation point on the afternoon by scoring her first career goal to put the Bantams up, 6-0, which stood as the final score. 

Trinity returns to action on Wednesday for its regular season finale versus New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Amherst at 6 p.m.