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Field Hockey Forces Overtime, Completes Comeback at UNE

Field Hockey Forces Overtime, Completes Comeback at UNE

Hartford, Conn. – Junior forward Kendall Brown (Greenwich, Conn.) scored a goal late in overtime, helping the Bantams complete a come-from-behind road victory at the University of New England Sunday afternoon. The Bantams (2-1) responded after a one-goal loss in its NESCAC opener to Colby on Saturday, scoring two late goals in Sunday’s contest against the Nor’Easters (1-5) before netting the game-winner in overtime.

The Bantams struck first, needing just 12 minutes to take an early lead. Senior Caroline Curtin (Andover, Mass.) scored her first of the season on a feed from sophomore Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.). The Nor’Easters responded almost immediately — just 1:15 minutes later, sophomore Jillian LaChapelle (Gilford, N.H.) leveled the score, making it 1-1. 

The contest stayed knotted through the second and third quarter, and it wasn’t until late in the fourth quarter where the scoreboard lit up again. With 10 minutes left in regulation, sophomore Julia Steeves (Skowhegan, Maine) assisted junior Reanna Boulay (Liberty, Maine) to put the hosts up by a goal. 

With just under five minutes, the pressure on Trinity’s bench was relieved. Once again, it was the duo of Flaherty and Curtin — Flaherty’s second assist of the game set up the senior, and the late goal forced overtime for the first time this season.

After ten minutes of action, Brown’s second goal of the 2019 campaign sealed the deal. Curtin and senior Nicole Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass.) were credited the assists, helping the Bantams earn its sixth straight win over UNE.

Freshman Emma Cropper (Wilton, Conn.) earned her first career win between the pipes, making five saves on the afternoon. 

The Bantams will return home Thursday night, taking on Keene State at 6 p.m.